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Crunchy Data Solutions Boosts its Position in Open Source Database Development In U.S. Government with Addition of Stephen Frost as Chief Technology Officer

Expert in PostgreSQL joins fast-growing provider of technology and support to U.S. national security and critical infrastructure enterprises

CHARLESTON, S.C. and WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. today announced the addition of Stephen Frost as Chief Technology Officer, a move that will strengthen the company's role in providing open source database technology and services to the U.S. Government.

Frost is an elite member of the committer team to the PostgreSQL Global Development Group, which oversees the development and refinement of one of the world's most popular and reliable open-source databases, PostgreSQL.  In addition to serving as a Major Contributor and Committer to the PostgreSQL open source project, Frost has led many technical sessions at global conferences, and is an active leader in PostgreSQL user groups.  His specialties include data security improvements and project infrastructure.

Intense federal budget pressures have led many government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to turn to reliable, cost-effective open-source database options, with PostgreSQL being among the most common. 

"Crunchy's mission is to bring open source PostgreSQL to enterprises needing secure and high-performance data management," said Crunchy CEO Bob Laurence.  "Stephen's commitment to the PostgreSQL community and his leadership in the development of security features make him a fantastic addition to the Crunchy team. 

"Stephen will be adding his expertise to that of Greg Smith, another Major Contributor to PostgreSQL who joined Crunchy last year.  Together they are a powerful intellectual force, and we are thrilled to have them on our team to advance reliable, secure open-source technology, even in the most sensitive areas of government and national security." 

Stephen Frost added, "Crunchy's work with secure enterprises and its commitment to the PostgreSQL community make it a perfect fit for me.  I'm pleased to be joining the company at a time when enterprises of all sizes are looking for open-source database alternatives, and I look forward to close collaboration with Greg and the rest of the Crunchy team as we bring PostgreSQL to a growing number of customers." 

Brief Bio: Stephen Frost, Chief Technology Officer, Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc.   

Most recently, Stephen Frost was Principal Database Engineer at Resonate Networks, Inc., where he was responsible for the innovative data management infrastructure at this successful and creative data services business.  Prior to joining Resonate Networks, Inc., Frost was the Chief Architect for the Networx Hosting Center, the GSA system for managing the largest U.S. Government telecommunications contract, and he also worked extensively in the support of secure data management applications within the DoD community.

Frost has been engaged in PostgreSQL development since 2002 and is a Major Contributor and Committer to the PostgreSQL project.  Frost's primary contributions have been in the field of data security enhancements, specifically the implementation of the ROLE system and column-level privileges.

About Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc.

Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc. (Crunchy) is a fast growing provider of open-source PostgreSQL technology and support to national security and critical infrastructure enterprises. Crunchy's Secure Enterprise Support provides exclusively US-based PostgreSQL support to enterprises with a particular focus on supply-chain security. When combined with Crunchy's on-premise PostgreSQL professional services and PostgreSQL training, Crunchy enables enterprises to confidently deploy PostgreSQL, the world's most advanced open-source database, as a dramatically less costly and highly secure solution. Learn more at http://www.crunchydatasolutions.com

SOURCE Crunchy Data Solutions, Inc.

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