Shadow-Soft Announces MariaDB Products and Services Immediately Available on GSA Schedule


Fastest Growing Open Source Database Solutions Now Available on Shadow-Soft General Services Administration Schedule: GS-35F-0524Y

MENLO PARK, Calif., ATLANTA, Ga., and HELSINKI, Finland – August 29, 2017 – Today, Shadow-Soft, award-winning Open Source integrator, and MariaDB® Corporation, the company behind the fastest growing open source database, announced MariaDB products and commercial support are now available on Shadow-Soft’s GSA Schedule. By being added to the GSA schedule, MariaDB database solutions join a list of qualified commercial products and services Shadow-Soft offers government agencies. MariaDB supports transactional or analytical database workloads using MariaDB Server, MariaDB MaxScale and MariaDB ColumnStore, along with resources like services, support, tools and connectors that are valuable for production deployments.

“At Shadow-Soft, we believe all organizations, government and private sector alike, should have access to open, modern, innovative tools without limitation, especially when it comes to technologies involving data,” said James Chinn, CEO of Shadow-Soft. “Adding MariaDB to the GSA Schedule gives our Public Sector customers the ability to purchase products and services at pre-negotiated, government approved rates and streamlines the entire acquisition process.”

As a general-purpose open source database, MariaDB is deployed to support a wide variety of government applications—from custom mobile, web and cloud applications such as flight simulation to more common operational applications, including decision support, content management and web portals. MariaDB is quickly becoming the database of choice to replace aging, proprietary systems, enabling government entities to be more agile, deliver expanded services and reduce costs.

“Open source delivers significant cost savings while serving as a catalyst for innovation within government agencies,” said Jon Bakke, Chief Revenue Officer, MariaDB Corporation. “More and more public sector customers around the world are using MariaDB to modernize their data infrastructure, and we are excited to work with Shadow-Soft to make it faster and easier for U.S. agencies to deploy production environments supported by the team building MariaDB products.”

MariaDB is a popular, open source general-purpose database. MariaDB is the default in the majority of Linux distributions, most recently replacing MySQL in Debian. A recent OpenStack survey found a long-term trend of OpenStack cloud deployments moving away from MySQL to MariaDB and G2 Crowd has ranked MariaDB as the most usable relational database based on user satisfaction. 

MariaDB subscription and product options are available at and can be purchased by emailing gsasales(at)shadow-soft(dot)com or at GSA Advantage.

About MariaDB Corporation

MariaDB Corporation is the company behind MariaDB, the fastest growing Open Source database. MariaDB, with a strong history of community innovation and enterprise adoption, provides the most functionally complete open source database. MariaDB powers applications at companies including Google, Wikipedia, Tencent, Verizon, DBS Bank, Deutsche Bank, Telefónica, Huatai Securities and more.

MariaDB solutions are engineered to run on all infrastructure – bare metal servers, virtual machines, containers, public and private clouds – and is available in all leading Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, and is the default database in openSUSE, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) / CentOS / Fedora, Arch Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Debian, with a reach of more than 60 million developers worldwide.

About Shadow-Soft

Shadow-Soft is an award-winning, Open Source integrator, committed to solving critical business challenges using open technologies. For nearly a decade we’ve been a leader in DevOps, Cloud, Security, Application Infrastructure and Systems Integration solutions. Our trusted consulting and managed services teams specialize in migrating legacy applications, modernizing and optimizing infrastructure, deploying Agile & DevOps methodologies through orchestration & automation, and maintaining these environments on public, private, hybrid and multi-clouds. We are headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Reston, VA and Charleston, SC. For more information, please visit or follow @ShadowSoftNews on Twitter.