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MariaDB acquires Clustrix to advance its database platform

MariaDB acquires Clustrix to advance its database platform

The prominent database provider MariaDB has acquired Clustrix to make its database platform more advanced.

Clustrix is a provider of relational database engineered for cloud and datacenter. Known for the scalability it provides, the ClustrixDB is an ideal database solution for high-transaction, high-value applications. It delivers over 25 trillion transactions every month through its customers, translating to datasets in billions of rows.

Whereas, MariaDB is an adaptable solution because of its architecture that supports pluggable and purpose-built storage engines.

The acquisition will help MariaDB to add Clustrix’s database scalability to its own platform and better compete in the market. The joint solution will come with higher availability and greater scalability as compared to other traditional distributed options.

“Today, the choices for a scale-out database option are limited – go with a traditional solution like Oracle with high cost and bloat or choose a NoSQL solution that has limited capabilities for data integrity,” said Michael Howard, CEO, MariaDB Corporation.

“With Clustrix, MariaDB can provide a better solution for our customers that have challenging scale-out enterprise environments. Our distributed solution will satisfy the most extreme requirements of our largest customers and gives them the freedom to break from Oracle’s lock-in.”

Recently, MariaDB made additional investment in its platform for further innovation. The company believes that the acquisition of Clustrix will allow MariaDB Labs to tackle the challenges in database field. These challenges are extreme in distributed computing, machine learning, next-generation chips, and memory and storage environments.

“At Nielsen Marketing Cloud, we needed a high-performance solution to process over 100,000 transactions per second,” said Brent Keator, VP of Infrastructure for Nielsen Marketing Cloud (formally eXelate).

“Distributed technology from Clustrix combined with their world-class support team gave us the scale, performance and reliability that we could trust. With Clustrix becoming part of MariaDB, we’re excited to continue to use the technology that handles our high transaction workloads with ease while using the popular, modern MariaDB platform with its proven enterprise functionality.”

Also read: MariaDB open sources MariaDB TX 3.0 compatible with Oracle database

Clustrix is the second company to be acquired by MariaDB in 2018. Earlier this year, MariaDB also acquired MmmothDB to strengthen its analytics solution called MariaDB AX.

The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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