Cihan is a big data enthusiast who brings over twenty years of experience to Redis Labs' product team. Cihan started his career as a C/C++ developer. Most recently, Cihan was Dir. of Product Management at Couchbase, responsible for the Couchbase Server product. Cihan was also part of the team in Redmond, WA that launched Azure public cloud platform at Microsoft. He also delivered a number of versions of SQL Server product suite. Previously Cihan worked on Informix and Illustra database products that were later acquired by IBM.Cihan holds a number of patents in the database field, and has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Database Systems.