Open source database startup MariaDB confirms $27M investment led by Alibaba

Open source database startup MariaDB has announced a new $27 million round of funding led by Alibaba, confirming the news that TechCrunch reported in September. As we wrote then, Alibaba contributed t

Alibaba is leading a $27M investment in open source database startup MariaDB

Alibaba has spent 2017 pushing its cloud computing business and now it is preparing to make its first major investment in a Western startup in the space. The Chinese e-commerce giant has agreed to lea

Microsoft launches Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

While Microsoft's big Azure database news today is the launch of Cosmos DB, its new "planet-scale" distributed database service, there is a good chance that many developers will be more interested in

Facebook open sources Zstandard compression algorithm and MyRocks storage engine

Today, Facebook is releasing its Zstandard compression algorithm into the wild as open source. The lossless compression technology is aimed at replacing existing libraries like zlib that are powered b

MySQL founder tries a new software licensing model

When it comes to open-source licenses, developers have their fair share of choices (GPL, BSD, MIT, Apache, etc.), all of them with their own pros and cons. The same goes for commercial licenses. MySQL

Ex-MySQL CEO Marten Mickos On Leadership And The Open Source Revolution

Marten Mickos discusses leadership lessons, the evolution of open source and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe.

Linux Ransomware Is Now Attacking Webmasters

A new bit of ransomware is now attacking Linux -based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. Called Linux.Encoder.1 the ransomware will encrypt your MySQL, Apache, and h

Why Apps Need A New Data Center Stack

The Internet has changed a lot about people’s lives in the past couple decades. Web and mobile applications let us search for information, buy products, and communicate frictionlessly, from anywhere

German Predictive Analytics Startup Rapid-I Rebrands As RapidMiner, Takes $5M From Open Ocean, Earlybird To Tackle The U.S. Market

Rapid-I -- a German specialist in analytics tools that wants to become the industry standard for how enterprises predict the future -- is today announcing its first round of funding, a rebrand to <a t

Google Adds Support For Native MySQL Connections

<a target="_blank" href="">Google Cloud SQL</a> now supports native MySQL connections, a move that is intended to make it easier to integrate third-party ap

Your Database Is Probably Terrible

Databases aren't sexy, but they're the absolute foundation of the tech world, the ground on which all of its edifices are constructed. You probably use a hundred every day. At <em>least</em>. They're

GitHub Says Database Issues Caused This Week’s Outage and Performance Problems

A database migration gone awry caused the outage and poor availability that<a target="_blank" href=""> GitHub</a> customers experienced this week. In a <a target="_blank" href="htt

Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL

Oracle is holding back test cases in the latest release of <a target="_blank" href="">MySQL</a>. It's a move that has all the markings of the company's continued efforts to further

Ex-MySQL, Nokia execs close €40 m fund for Europe-focused VC firm Open Ocean

<img src="" class="shot2" /> <strong>Exclusive -</strong> <a href="">Open Ocean

Ex-MySQL, Nokia Execs Close $60 M Fund For Europe-Focused VC Firm Open Ocean

<img src="" class="shot2" /> <strong>Exclusive -</strong> <a href="">Open Ocean

Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos joins Index Ventures as EIR

<img src="" class="shot2" /><a href="">Mårten Gustaf Mickos</a>, former CEO of <a hre

Neo Technology Commercializes Next Generation Graph Based Database

A new generation of database products and companies is beginning to emerge, and one of the more interesting examples is Swedish-based Neo Technology, the developer and vendor of the neo4j graph based

Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos Joins Benchmark As Entrepreneur In Residence

<img src="" width="142" height="200" /><a href="">Mårten Gustaf Mickos</a>, former CEO

MySQL founders invest in Swedish mobile tech startup Mobile Sorcery

<img src="" />Many entrepreneurs who muzzle through a successful exit use some of the proceeds to become an angel investor and help o

MySQL Founders Back Mobile Sorcery For Cross-Platform Development Technology

<img src="" width="215" height="99" />Many entrepreneurs who muzzle through a successful exit use some of the pro
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