Ariff is responsible for the defining and driving NuoDB’s product strategy. Kassam brings 20 years of database and infrastructure experience to NuoDB to help the company achieve its vision of a global database that can manage an organization’s most valuable data while exploiting the emerging benefits of modern infrastructures such as cloud and containers.
Prior to NuoDB, Ariff held senior leadership positions at Teradata, xkoto, and Halcyon Monitoring Solutions. As Teradata’s Vice President, Unified Data Architecture Platform, he was responsible for the strategy and product management of Teradata’s UDA-enabling software solutions. Kassam was also responsible for guiding Teradata’s strategy and investments to achieve the company’s analytical ecosystem vision.
Kassam joined Teradata through the acquisition of database virtualization company xkoto, which targeted enterprises that required continuous database availability and horizontal scalability. As co-founder and CTO, he was responsible for product vision, evangelizing the concept of database virtualization
Based in Boston, Ariff holds a B.A. Sc. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a M. Sc. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto. He is also a technical patent co-holder for distributed database design and a passionate technical executive known for his ability to provide proven strategic direction in the face of rapidly changing business requirements.