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26th Edition of The IT Press Tour, fantastic program to start 2018


9 Hot companies - Aerospike, Alation, Anaplan, Datadog, Frame, GridGain, Harness, MapD and Waterline Data - to join the Business and IT Applications edition


San Francisco, Calif. - February 12, 2018 - The IT Press Tour (, a leading media event launched in June 2010, today unveiled officially the list of participating companies for the 26th edition dedicated to business and IT applications scheduled to start February 26th in Silicon Valley. Nine companies, leading and pioneering their respective segment, will meet a group of top European journalists.


Companies are: Aerospike, Alation, Anaplan, Datadog, FrameGridGain Systems, Harness.ioMapD Technologies and Waterline Data. Some of them are new and some others were met last few years confirming the unique role of The IT Press Tour in their communication and visibility strategy effort.


"This new edition dedicated to Business and IT Applications confirms the need to promote and share new developments in databases, data preparation, cataloging and insights, applications monitoring and performance management, in-memory computing, continuous development and GDPR soon in place in Europe," said Philippe Nicolas, creator of The IT Press Tour. "Several new journalists will join us confirming new records beaten after each edition: 8300+ articles, 181 companies, 272 sessions, 550+ CxO after 25 editions illustrating again the impact of the tour since we launched it. I remember early sessions we did with some companies that obtained incredible visibility with the tour, without us they would have stayed in the dark.” concluded Philippe Nicolas.


A few quotes from participant companies*:

  • Aerospike – Cuneyt Buyukbezci, VP of Marketing
    "Enterprises are looking to act on streaming, real-time data, and marrying it with operational data to capitalize on business moments in order to improve customer experience and stimulate innovation while looking to achieve operational excellence. Legacy databases or first generation big data architectures are not able to deliver strong consistency with predictable high performance and reliability at scale while keeping total costs in check. We look forward to hosting the IT Press Tour delegates to discuss recent advances in database management architecture and technology and the latest real-world customer deployment solutions built on them today."

  • Alation – Stephanie McReynolds, VP of Marketing
    “As data catalogs grow in importance to data-driven organizations, we’re seeing greater demand in EMEA from companies like Munich Re and Tesco. The IT Press Tour is an excellent opportunity to connect with top journalists and help educate the market on how a data catalog can support data initiatives and drive the strategic goals of data leaders, like chief data officers."


  • Datadog – Olivier Pomel, CEO & Co-founder
    "We look forward to hosting the IT Press Tour journalists in San Francisco. Over the past year, we've seen adoption of the Datadog platform grow 100% throughout Europe. Building relationships with an elite group of journalists will help increase our brand awareness, as we continue to expand our product offerings and global footprint."


  • GridGain Systems – Terry Erisman, VP of Marketing
    "GridGain Systems looks forward to hosting the IT Press Tour for the second consecutive year. In-memory computing has grown rapidly over the past year and we look forward to spreading the word about the expanding use cases and customers for the GridGain in-memory computing platform. GridGain Systems received multiple awards for growth and innovation in 2017 and we view the IT Press Tour as an integral part of our strategy to maintain our strong growth in Europe."



About The IT Press Tour

The IT Press Tour has been created and organized by The Condor Consulting Group, a marketing services and consulting firm based in San Francisco, California. Since 2010, European journalists met worldwide high-tech companies to discuss various IT topics covering markets such as data storage, networking, cloud, big data, business and IT applications, and more. For more information, please visit us at, email us at and follow us on twitter at @ITPressTour; the associated hashtag is #ITPT.



*Full list of sponsors since the first edition by alphabetical order: A10 Networks, Adaptiva, Aerospike, AetherStore, Alation, Alteryx, Anaplan, AppDynamics (acquired by Cisco), Aptare, Aqua Security, Arcitecta, Arista Networks, Arkeia (acquired by Western Digital), Atlantis Computing (IP assets acquired by Hive-IO), AtScale, Avere Systems (acquied by Microsoft), Backblaze, Backupify (acquired by Datto), Basho Technologies (acquired by Bet365), Big Switch Networks, Bitcasa (acquired by Intel), Blade Network Technologies (acquired by IBM), Box, Branch Metrics, C3DNA, Caringo, Catalogic Software, CDNetworks, Chartio, CloudByte, CloudEndure, Cloudera, Cloudian, CloudPhysics, Clustrix, Cohesity, Coho Data✝, Copiun (acquired by Good Technology), Coraid, Coralogix, CoreOS (acquired by Red Hat), Couchbase, Crate.IO, CTera Networks, DataCore, Datadog, Datameer, Datos IO (acquired by Rubrik), Datrium, DDN Storage, Delphix, Diablo Technologies✝, DriveScale, Druva, E8 Storage, Egenera, Elastic (formerly Elasticsearch), Elastifile, eMeter (acquired by Siemens), Emulex (acquired by Avago), Engine Yard, EVault (formerly i365, now Carbonite), Exablox (acquired by StorageCraft), ExaGrid, F5 Networks, FalconStor, Firebase (acquired by Google), FlashGrid, FogCoin, FollowAnalytics, FoundationDB (acquired by Apple), Frame, Fusion-IO (acquired by SanDisk, then SanDisk acquired by Western Digital), GridGain, Guardtime, Harness,io, Hedvig, High Cloud Security (acquired by HyTrust), Hightail (formerly YouSendIT), Hortonworks, Igneous, Iguazio, Illusive, Infinidat, Infinio, InfluxData, Isilon (acquired by EMC then EMC acquired by Dell), iXsystems, Joyent (acquired by Samsung), Jut✝, Kaminario, Komprise, Librato (acquired by SolarWinds), LiveAction, Lookout Mobile Security, Mangstor, MapD Technologies, MapR Technologies, MarkLogic, MemoScale, Metadata.IO, Micron, Minio, MuleSoft, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, NexGen Storage (acquired by Pivot3), Nicira Networks (acquired by VMware), Nimble Storage (acquired by HPE), Nimbus Data Systems, Nine Technology (acquired by Imation), NooBaa Storage, Nuage Networks, NuoDB (formerly NimbusDB), ObjectiveFS, Open vStorage, OpenIO, OpenStack, Outpace.IO✝, Palo Alto Networks, Panasas, Panzura, Pernix Data (acquired by Nutanix), Phala Data, Platfora (acquired by Workday), Platform9,, Plug and Play Tech Center, Portworx, Primary Data, Proofpoint, ProphetStor, Pure Storage, Quantum, Qubole, Qumulo, RainStor (acquired by Teradata), Reduxio Systems, Riverbed, Rozo Systems, Rubrik, Sanbolic (acquired by Citrix), Scality, SendBird, Sherbit, SimpliVity (acquired by HPE), SolidFire (acquired by NetApp), Solix Technologies, Sonian (acquired by Barracuda Networks), Soonr (acquired by Autotask), Spanning Cloud Apps, SpringPath (acquired by Cisco), Starboard Storage Systems (acquired by SGI), StorPool, StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), StrongBox Data, Sumo Logic, Symform (acquired by Quantum), Synata (acquired by Cisco), Sysdig, Tegile Systems (acquired by Western Digital), ThoughtSpot, ThousandEyes, Tintri, Trifacta, TwinStrata (acquired by EMC then EMC acquired by Dell), Ubeeko, Varonis, Versity Software, Vexata, Violin Memory (now Violin Systems), Virsto (acquired by VMware), Virtual Instruments, Waterline Data,, Weka.IO, WhipTail (acquired by Cisco), Xirrus (acquired by Riverbed), Your File System, Zadara Storage, Zerto, Zoho, Zscaler and Zuora.

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