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Terracotta BigMemory Wins 2012 Big Data Technology Top Innovator Award

Terracotta's In-Memory Solution for Big Data Management Recognized by DataWeek

San Francisco, Calif., September 4, 2012

Terracotta Inc. today announced that its flagship offering, BigMemory, the industry's leading in-memory big data management s olution, has won the 2012 DataWeek Award for Top Innovator in the "Big Data Technology" category. Terracotta BigMemory was awarded this distinction for its innovation in data management, which is just one of many categories DataWeek monitors. As an award winner, Terracotta will also present at DataWeek 2012, the largest data-centric conference and festival in the nation taking place September 22-27 in San Francisco.

"We are happy to recognize Terracotta among the best talent in the industry today," said Geoff Domoracki, CEO of DataWeek. "In an information economy, data is the new capital. Corporations are unlocking the value in their terabytes of data, city governments are opening up their city data for public use, and thousands of 'data startups' are building on top of emerging social data feeds. We succeed in business, technology, and society when we join a new ecosystem of data feeds, data infrastructure, data technologies and data markets."

Terracotta BigMemory provides a simple, snap-in solution that easily integrates into existing IT environments to deliver immediate business value. It unlocks the value in big data by maximizing the use of inexpensive memory (RAM) to deliver a comprehensive solution for real-time access to massive amounts of business data, delivering up to 1,000 times faster access to terabytes of data than any other technology.

"We are very proud to have DataWeek name BigMemory the top innovator in big data," said Gary Nakamura, general manager of Terracotta. "We know that the explosion of big data volume, velocity and variety creates business challenges that legacy platforms simply cannot address. This award validates BigMemory's industry leadership as a significant improvement in big data management. By delivering performance at terabyte scale, our innovations continue to create real business opportunities for our customers."

About Terracotta

Terracotta, Inc. is the leading provider of game changing Big Data management solutions for the enterprise. Its flagship product, BigMemory, is a Big Data in-memory solution that delivers performance at any scale. Terracotta's other award-winning data management solutions include Ehcache — the defacto caching standard for enterprise Java — and Quartz, a leading job scheduler. Terracotta supports the data management needs of a majority of the Global 2000 with over 2.5 million deployments of its products in 190 countries. Terracotta is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW). For more information, please visit