GridGain adds Konstantin Boudnik to its Advisory Board

Today GridGain™ Systems ( ), provider of the leading open source In-Memory Computing (IMC) Platform, announced that Konstantin Boudnik has joined its Advisory Board. Boudnik brings 20 years of expertise in enterprise IT infrastructure management and development, and is a recognized thought leader in the open source community through his role as Vice President at the Apache Software Foundation .

"As data grows even bigger and the performance expectation becomes more demanding, the notion of scalability for technology providers is no longer a question of 'if' but 'when,'" said Boudnik. "GridGain is opening the door for unprecedented innovation by removing the constraints in computing that limit its ability to evolve and keep pace with business demands."

GridGain's In-Memory Computing Platform is the most accessible and comprehensive of its kind, drastically accelerating computing speed and data processing scale beyond that of traditional disk-based infrastructures. In March, GridGain released its end-to-end stack under the Apache 2.0 open source license, making these performance enhancements widely available to developers of both small and large projects, whether for evaluation or full production.

"Konstantin Boudnik adds to GridGain's leadership and vision for the future of computing, particularly as it applies to Big Data and its accelerating demand for increased computing performance and scale," said Abe Kleinfeld, GridGain's CEO.

Konstantin's fluency across multiple programming languages, operating systems, and databases showcase his prowess in enterprise technology. In addition to his role as Vice President at Apache Software Foundation, Konstantin is also a director of advanced technologies at WANdisco. He was one of the original developers of Hadoop and co-founder of Apache Bigtop, the open source project that focuses on building community around creation of software stacks of Hadoop-related projects. Prior to these roles, Boudnik amassed twenty years of engineering and systems architecture experience at leading organizations like Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, Cloudera and Karmasphere.

Boudnik holds a Master degree in Mathematics and PhD in Computer Science from Saint-Petersburg University in Russia. He has also published and maintains United States patents for several distributed systems, computer farms, and software