Facebook’s Jonathan Heiliger to Advise Clustrix

Clustrix, a San Francisco-based startup that is making a clustered database system (CDS) for large Internet-scale applications, says former Cisco Systems (s CSCO) executive VP Don Listwin and Jonathan Heiliger, VP of technical operations at Facebook, have joined its advisory board.

“Clustrix has built a truly impressive Clustered Database System from which Internet-scale businesses can benefit,” said Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook VP of technical operations in a press statement. When writing about the company back in May 2010, Stacey pointed out that this clustered database system was webscale’s Holy Grail.

Paul Mikesell — CEO of Clustrix and the former co-founder of storage system success story Isilon — told Stacey the appliance being built by his company would be ideal ” for companies managing large amounts of data, such as big travel, e-commerce and social websites.” Heiliger believes that CDS can “make it very easy for fast-growing companies to scale their infrastructure, and enhance reliability, while driving down cost and complexity.”

Clustrix is backed by Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), and ATA Ventures.

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