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Concurrent, Inc. Appoints New Vice President of Product Management

Company Behind Cascading Continues to Expand Management Team to Execute and Deliver on Core Product Strategy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/13 -- Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today announced that it has named Brian Lazear as its vice president of product management. Lazear brings more than 15 years of product management, technical marketing and senior-level experience to the company behind Cascading™, the most widely used and deployed technology for Big Data applications with more than 90,000+ user downloads a month. His appointment strengthens the Concurrent executive leadership as the company scales to support new growth and the delivery of a commercial product.

Lazear most recently served as senior director of product management and product marketing for F5 Networks, where he was responsible for on-premise and cloud firewall security solutions. Prior to F5 Networks, Lazear also held several senior-level product management and product marketing roles at Juniper Networks, Verisign, Smartpipes and 3Com. In his new role, Lazear will be responsible for leading the planning, forecasting and marketing of Concurrent's open source and commercial product suite.

Lazear joins a veteran leadership team that includes Gary Nakamura, CEO; Paul O'Leary, vice president of engineering; and Chris Wensel, the company's founder and CTO. His appointment also follows the recent releases of open source projects, Cascading Lingual, ANSI SQL for Hadoop, and Cascading Pattern, a standard-based scoring engine that enables analysts and data scientists to quickly deploy machine learning applications.

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"Brian's expertise and proven experience driving the successful delivery of commercial solutions made him the natural choice for the vice president of product management role. As companies find themselves moving from Big Data as a project to the business of data, Brian's addition to our management team will help propel us toward our mission to deliver on the full promise of Big Data in the enterprise."
-Gary Nakamura, CEO, Concurrent, Inc.

"Enterprises are rapidly adopting Hadoop to deal with growing volumes of data, but the need for their existing data management systems to integrate with Hadoop is creating a barrier to unlocking its full potential. By delivering tools that allow companies to leverage existing in-house resources, skills sets and product investments to execute on their Big Data strategy, Concurrent is poised to meet that need. I am excited to be joining the company's incredible team and look forward to big things ahead."
-Brian Lazear, Vice President of Product Management, Concurrent, Inc.

About Concurrent, Inc.
Concurrent, Inc.'s vision is to become the #1 software platform choice for Big Data applications. Concurrent builds application infrastructure products that are designed to help enterprises create, deploy, run and manage data processing applications at scale on Apache Hadoop.

Concurrent is the mind behind Cascading™, the most widely used and deployed technology for Big Data applications with more than 90,000+ user downloads a month. Used by thousands of data driven businesses including Twitter, eBay, The Climate Corp and Etsy, Cascading is the de-facto standard in open source application infrastructure technology. Concurrent is headquartered in San Francisco. Visit Concurrent online at http://concurrentinc.com.

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