Microsoft furthers its commitment to open source with Citus Data acquisition

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Citus Data and Microsoft

In an effort to provide the best PostgreSQL experience to customers, Microsoft has acquired Citus Data.

Citus Data is a leader in PostgreSQL community that provides an open source enterprise software that can run anywhere as a fully-managed database-as-a-service. It works as an extension to PostgreSQL to provide businesses the performance advantages of a scalable database.

“I am incredibly excited to welcome the high-caliber Citus Data team to Microsoft! Working together, we will accelerate the delivery of key, enterprise-ready features from Azure to PostgreSQL and enable critical PostgreSQL workloads to run on Azure with confidence,” wrote Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President, Azure Data, in a blog post.

“We continue to be energized by building on our promise around Azure as the most comprehensive cloud to run open source and proprietary workloads at any scale and look forward to working with the PostgreSQL community to accelerate innovation to customers.”

Microsoft has been working on developing an open platform for years now that can offer flexibility to customers in choosing technology for meeting business needs. The tech giant has significantly invested in open source relational database services, like MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB. Further, Microsoft had acquired GitHub last year to encourage developers in achieving more throughout the entire lifecycle of development.

Acquisition of Citus Data will further Microsoft’s commitment to open source and enable the company to deliver improved performance and scalability to customers as their workloads increase.

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“We are thrilled to join a team who deeply understands databases and is keenly focused on meeting customers where they are. Both Citus and Microsoft share a mission of openness, empowering developers, and choice. And we both love PostgreSQL,” wrote Umur Cubukcu, CEO and Co-Founder, Citus Data, in a separate blog post.

“We are excited about joining forces, and the value that doing so will create: Delivering to our community and our customers the world’s best PostgreSQL experience.”

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