Press Release

Couchbase Names Sundareswaran VP of Business Development

September 21, 2016
Brings Extensive Experience in Leading Global Growth

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (September 21, 2016) - Couchbase, a leader in database solutions for the digital economy, announced today the appointment of Narayan Sundareswaran as Vice President of Business Development. Sundareswaran has more than 30 years of experience leading global growth and business development strategies within the technology industry, including time at SAP and recently, DataStax.


“Couchbase is in an exciting period of growth and momentum and we are thrilled to have Narayan joining to help us enable further expansion,” said Bob Wiederhold, Couchbase CEO. “His expertise as a leader of growth will be instrumental for Couchbase as we continue to support a growing list of global Fortune 500 enterprises in the digital economy.”


Sundareswaran led DataStax’s technology partnerships and global business development and expanded the company’s ecosystem across web, mobile, cloud and IoT use cases. Prior to DataStax, Sundareswaran held various executive roles, culminating as a Global Vice President at the Office of the CTO at SAP. In these roles, he guided Fortune 1000 customers through their Digital Transformation journey with new product development and strategic technology programs, while driving global adoption of emerging and innovative technology offerings.


“Couchbase’s technology is truly unmatched and is enabling some of the world’s largest enterprises to build next generation applications for the digital economy,” said Sundareswaran. “I am looking forward to continuing the great momentum Couchbase has seen and opening new opportunities for the company as it looks to power the critical applications of the future.”


Sundareswaran provides thought leadership at industry events as an expert who has lead transformations at companies both large and small. He shares guidance on achieving inorganic growth through large deals, completing strategic acquisitions, developing strategic partnerships and investments, and by defining and building out new business models and strategies for go-to-market success.




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About Couchbase

Couchbase's mission is to be the data platform that revolutionizes digital innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created the world's first Engagement Database to help deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer and employee experiences. Built with the most powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform was architected on top of an open source foundation for the massively interactive enterprise. Our geo-distributed Engagement Database provides unmatched developer agility and manageability, as well as unparalleled performance at any scale, from any cloud to the edge.

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