Aerospike, the real-time data platform leader has announced the appointment of Martin James as Vice President of EMEA.

He brings 25 years of database sector expertise to Aerospike and joins from Percona, where he trebled the business in EMEA and APAC.

Prior to Percona, he was regional Vice President for Northern Europe at DataStax, managing enterprise sales to achieve double-digit growth.

For Aerospike, James will develop regional sales teams and  highlight the difference that the Aerospike Real-time Data Platform can make to businesses seeking to build large-scale real-time applications.

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Jim Lodestro, Chief Revenue Officer at Aerospike, said: “Martin brings decades of experience to the Aerospike team. His depth of experience in the UK/EMEA region and proven leadership ability will allow him to evangelise our Real-time Data Platform to businesses ready to modernise their data architectures.

“Now is an exciting time to lead the EMEA region as we extend our footprint across the UK and Europe.”

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Recently, Aerospike announced a record first half of 2022. This follows the announcement of record sales of its Aerospike Real-time Data Platform in 2021. The company doubled its 2020 growth, tripling sales outside North America.

Headquartered in California, the company also has offices in London, Bangalore, and Tel Aviv.