ScaleArc Deepens Leadership Team with Executive Hires in Business Development and Product Management

On the heels of ScaleArc’s recent fund raising, executive additions provide new opportunities to drive growth and customer traction

Santa Clara, Calif. – January 26, 2016 – ScaleArc, the leading provider of database load balancing software, today announced the expansion of the company’s leadership team, adding Jaywant Rao as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships and Rajkumar Irudayaraj as Vice President of Product Management. The hiring of these two accomplished technology leaders, combined with ScaleArc’s recent $20 million fund raising, extend ScaleArc’s capacity to drive market growth and customer traction.

Rao brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise applications, database technology, infrastructure and cloud technology to ScaleArc. Most recently, he was an executive consultant and advisor to early-stage companies in the cloud and Internet of Things (IOT) space. Previously, he was the Vice President of Global Channels and Alliances for Savvis (acquired by Century Link) and Vice President of Global ISV alliances and Channels for Salesforce.com. He also spent more than 11 years at Oracle, starting his career in development of Oracle’s relational database technology. Rao earned a Bachelors of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (India), and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York

Irudayaraj brings more than 20 years of enterprise software and database domain expertise to ScaleArc. He comes from Oracle, where he was senior director and architect for the Data Warehouse Analytics product, leading architecture and SaaS enablement on the Oracle Public Cloud. Earlier, he was director of product management for the Fusion Middleware Platform at Oracle, where he focused on driving standardized architecture for middleware products to deliver high availability and operational value to customers. He previously served as a senior software development engineer at Informix (acquired by IBM) and earned an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Mysore (India).

“Jaywant and Raj bring a fantastic combination of market development and deep technical expertise that will help drive new growth for ScaleArc,” said ScaleArc CEO Justin Barney. “Jaywant has built impressive partner programs for global companies throughout his career, and Raj brings deep database expertise that’s particularly beneficial as we continue to aggressively build the customer base for our database load balancing software. I look forward to their contributions to our product and channel strategies.”

ScaleArc has enjoyed Gartner recognition as a Cool Vendor and in its IT Service Continuity Hype Cycle for its focus on enabling zero downtime for apps in transactional database environments. The ScaleArc software drops in transparently between apps and databases, providing an abstraction layer that shields apps from database failures, simplifies scale out, and increases app performance. The ScaleArc software also simplifies the process of moving enterprise workloads into the cloud, and it supports SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle databases.

About ScaleArc

ScaleArc is the leading provider of database load balancing software that provides continuous availability for all applications. The ScaleArc software enables an agile data tier, enhancing database performance, scalability, and security while providing new levels of real-time visibility for application environments, whether on premise or in the cloud. Learn more about ScaleArc, its customers, and partners at www.ScaleArc.com.

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