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HELSINKI, FINLAND – 31 March 2014 – SkySQL, the MariaDB Company, today announced the launch of its new range of MariaDB products for enterprise use. MariaDB Enterprise 2 and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 editions expand SkySQL’s vision of a high performance SQL platform suited to the complex web-scale challenges facing modern organizations. More recently, many of these challenges were thought to favour NoSQL databases.
SQL databases like MariaDB remain crucial to almost every enterprise because they can reliably convert real-world business transactions into grouped multi-step operations for consistent data manipulation. NoSQL solutions are simple to use and so popular with developers but they lack business critical features, like ensuring data consistency. Until now, enterprises have been forced to select robust SQL databases for some data loads and less mature solutions from NoSQL vendors for others, leading to integration and support issues.
MariaDB Enterprise 2 and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 combine the best of both approaches. Customers have the assurance of features that ensure data consistency at all times with the agility of handling very large, unstructured NoSQL datasets. The availability of an enterprise-grade SQL database platform with NoSQL interoperability is a game charger for developers building serious revenue-generating applications and DBAs that run large, complex data environments.
MariaDB Enterprise 2 customers also benefit from access to SkySQL’s world-class support team, enterprise-grade monitoring and backup tools accessed from the company’s new customer portal. MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 adds to these benefits by simplifying the deployment of highly available database Galera clusters using a powerful user console and management API.
The announcement of these new commercial products coincides with today’s much anticipated general release of the popular open source database server MariaDB 10. SkySQL is the biggest contributor to the MariaDB project, both in terms of resourcing and code. Web-scale players like Wikipedia have already replaced many thousands of MySQL instances with MariaDB 10.
Brian Stevens, Chief Technology Officer at RedHat said: “Leading innovation continues to be one of the most significant differentiators for open source. With today’s release, MariaDB is helping to drive database innovation forward and meet enterprise IT’s future database needs by delivering a database that supports both swift evolution and adaptation. Innovation like this is why Red Hat has included MariaDB in our Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 beta, and why we look forward to our continued collaboration.”
Roger Levy, formerly General Manager at HP Cloud and now SkySQL’s VP Products said, “Combining the proven transactional capabilities found in relational databases with the Big Data storage and scalability features common to NoSQL databases makes MariaDB a winner. No other SQL database solution can reliably deal with the latest wave of applications which contain massive amounts of users and support data across today’s mix of mobile apps, gaming and e-commerce platforms.”
Patrik Sallner, SkySQL CEO said, “MariaDB Enterprise 2 and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 allow businesses adopting MariaDB technologies to move beyond the garage to deploy their mission-critical apps and IT infrastructure on mature, proven database technologies while benefiting from NoSQL-like performance. SkySQL’s world-class team of support engineers and MariaDB core team developers give our customers the expert help they need to solve the challenges of operating at web-scale.”
SkySQL, The MariaDB Company, is a leading global database software vendor supporting the latest in cloud technology and leading-edge development, as well as comprehensive support for legacy MySQL environments. SkySQL has over 400 customers in 30 countries worldwide, including global brands such as Canal+, ClubMed, Deutsche Telekom, La Poste, Virgin Mobile, Western Digital. Moreover endorsed by a robust ecosystem of leading technology vendors, such as Red Hat and SuSE, SkySQL is perfectly suited to help with any of your database needs.
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