SurrealDB raises $6M for its database-as-a-service offering
There’s plenty of vendors in the managed database services market — and plenty that are well financed. Take a look at SingleStore, which last October raised $30 million to bring its databa
EdgeDB raises $15M ahead of the launch of its cloud database service
EdgeDB, the startup looking to modernize databases for cutting-edge apps, today announced that it raised $15 million in a Series A round led by Nava Ventures and Accel. The new capital brings the star
Tighter VC capital forces AI startups to face the music
A new report from PitchBook shows that VC activity in the AI sector declined precipitously over the past few months.
SingleStore raises additional cash to grow its database business
SingleStore, a provider of databases for cloud and on-premises apps and analytical systems, today announced that it raised $116 million in an extension of its Series F. The new cash brings the company
This is the beginning of the unbundled database era
The enterprise wants to store everything they can in the hopes of being able to deliver improved customer experiences and new market capabilities.
Google Cloud launches AlloyDB, a new fully managed PostgreSQL database service
Google today announced the launch of AlloyDB, a new fully managed PostgreSQL-compatible database service that the company claims to be twice as fast for transactional workloads as AWS’s comparab
ReadySet raises $29M to expedite access to enterprise-scale app data
ReadySet, a company providing database infrastructure to help developers build real-time applications, today announced that it raised $24 million in a Series A funding round led by Index Ventures with
AWS launches a new tool for diagnosing and fixing database issues in its cloud
AWS today announced a new service that makes it easier for its users to detect, diagnose and resolve issues in their relational databases. DevOps Guru for RDS, AWS’s fully managed relational dat
CockroachDB, the database that just won’t die
There is an art to engineering and sometimes engineering can transform art. For Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis, the two worlds collided when they created the open-source graphics program, GIMP.
How engineers fought the CAP theorem in the global war on latency
The founders of Cockroach Labs wanted to ensure data written in one location would be viewable immediately anywhere on the planet. The use case was simple, but the work needed was herculean.
“Developers, as you know, do not like to pay for things”
Cockroach Labs has many things going for it. The company’s approach to distributed database technology is novel, and it has the potential to gain significant market share internationally.
Scaling CockroachDB in the red ocean of relational databases
CockroachDB’s success is not guaranteed. It has to overcome significant hurdles to secure a profitable place among well-established database technologies owned by companies with very deep pockets.
How Expensify hacked its way to a robust, scalable tech stack
Take a close look at any ambitious startup and you'll find pugnacity nestled in its core. Stubbornness and a bullheaded belief in the worth of what a company wants to bring to fruition is often the bi
China’s e-commerce giant JD.com starts paying some staff in digital yuan
China’s plan to introduce its digital currency is getting a lot of help from its tech conglomerates. JD.com, a major Chinese online retailer that competes with Alibaba, said Monday that it has s
AWS goes after Microsoft’s SQL Server with Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL
AWS today announced a new database product that is clearly meant to go after Microsoft’s SQL Server and make it easier — and cheaper — for SQL Server users to migrate to the AWS clou
Altinity grabs $4M seed to build cloud version of ClickHouse open-source data warehouse
Earlier this month, cloud data warehouse Snowflake turned heads when it debuted on the stock market. Today, Altinity, the commercial company behind the open-source ClickHouse data warehouse, announced
MariaDB raises $25M more to expand its SkySQL cloud database platform
Cloud services continue to be a key component of how organisations remain operational even as so much else — such as physically working in enclosed offices — is forced to change because of
Airtable’s Howie Liu to join us at Disrupt 2020
Collaborative enterprise software is absolutely booming, and Airtable is riding that wave in a very real way. The company, which offers a flexible, collaborative database product, has raised more than
Apollo raises $22M for its GraphQL platform
Apollo, a San Francisco-based startup that provides a number of developer and operator tools and services around the GraphQL query language, today announced that it has raised a $22 million growth fun
DigitalOcean launches its managed database service
DigitalOcean started as an affordable but basic virtual private server offering with a pleasant user interface. Over the last few years, the company started adding features like object and block stora