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EXASOL AG welcomes three new senior hires to its UK office to capitalise on growing global demand for its record-breaking data warehouse and analytics database

Press Release   •   May 14, 2014 12:47 BST

EXASOL AGthe provider of the world’s most powerful data warehouse and analytics database, is pleased to announce three new senior appointments to its UK office, as part of its global expansion plans. EXASOL consistently leads on raw performance and price in public benchmarks by the Transaction Processing Performance Council and continues to gain momentum internationally following the opening of its offices in San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Brazil and London.

 Andrew Goldthorpe, joins EXASOL as its new Operations Director to head up business operations in the UK and Ireland and oversee the growing deployment of its award-winning EXASolution database. Andrew is an information systems and Business Intelligence specialist who has previously played a key role in determining the business systems and strategic architecture of a number of large companies, including: BT, Freeserve, Wanadoo UK and Orange UK.

Dave Shuttleworth, joins the EXASOL team as Principal Consultant, to oversee technical implementation and play a pivotal role in solution deployments.  David is a recognised authority in the database field and has been instrumental in helping to develop the global landscape for parallel processing for commercial databases – winning an award for his outstanding contributions to the Netezza Community in 2011. Dave has worked in pre and post sales for the likes of Data General, Teradata, and Kognitio and was previously a Director of intelligent Edge Group, where he specialised in the migration and implementation of data warehouses.

Graham Mossman, EXASOL’s new Senior Solution Engineer, has been brought on board to manage product development and messaging strategy at a company level. Graham is an expert in data warehouse architecture and the integration and optimisation of ETL and BI tools to meet both operational and business requirements. Graham won the DM Review ‘World Class Solution’ Award in 2005, as Data Architect for Caudwell Communications’ pioneering Netezza data warehouse, and has spent the last ten years specialising in MPP (Massively Parallel Processing).

Guy Lipscombe, Managing Director UK & Ireland, EXASOL said: “We are delighted to welcome on board an award winning team of experts to continue EXASOL’s growing success in the UK and Ireland. More businesses than ever are looking for superfast data warehouse and analytics capabilities to help business decisions and aid growth. Our TPC-H benchmark tests speak for themselves. As the first company to combine columnar, in-memory and massively parallel processing, built from the ground up as a single solution, we are in the enviable position of being able to offer the fastest database on the market that is cost-effective to deploy and extremely simple to manage. We look forward to announcing a number of new UK customer wins over the coming months, as well as some exciting, new product developments that will ensure EXASOL remains at the very forefront of next generation data warehouse and analytics. So watch this space.”

EXASOL’s growing roster of new customers include: network data experts, WeFi, and myThings, the global leader in customised programmatic advertising solutions for companies such as Littlewoods, Very.co.uk, Adidas, ToysRUs, and Orange.

You can follow EXASOL on Twitter  @EXASOLAG

For further information or an interview with Guy Lipscombe, or other members of the EXASOL UK team, please contact Laurena McKenna or Claire Williamson at

exasol@brightbeecommunications.com  or on M: 07775 620 232


About EXASOL

EXASOL was founded in 2000 with the simple goal to engineer the world’s fastest database management system for data warehousing and analytics. It helps companies across the globe, from start-ups to multinationals, to find information in their data that helps grow their business and drive profit. Its groundbreaking EXASolution RDBMS was the first ever database to combine columnar, in-memory and massively parallel processing and is proven to be the world’s FASTEST, topping the list in the TPC-H Benchmark tests for performance.

Leading global companies using EXASolution to run their businesses faster and smarter include: Adidas Group, GfK, IMS Health, King, Olympus, Sony Music and Xing, among others.