DBaaS platforms

2020. MariaDB raises $25M more to expand its SkySQL cloud database platform

MariaDB Corporation, the company behind MariaDB SkySQL and one of the startups leading the charge on open-source cloud databases, is announcing $25 million in funding. This latest infusion brings the total raised by MariaDB Corp. to over $125 million. Part of the boost for MariaDB’s business is coming directly as a result of the demands we’re seeing in the enterprise sector today for database-as-a-service tools built on cloud and open-source architecture. MariaDB says that DBS Bank, ServiceNow, Walgreens, Samsung and more than 75% of the Fortune 500 customers run MariaDB in both private and public clouds, speaking to the reach of the platform.

2020. Yugabyte lands $30M for its open source database

Yugabyte, maker of the open source, cloud native YugabyteDB database, has closed a $30 million Series B. The company has built a fully open source, high performance distributed SQL database meant for transactional workloads in the cloud. In addition to the open source product, it offers a private Database as a Service platform to enterprise customers. This can run on a variety of platforms including public, private, or hybrid cloud or Kubernetes infrastructure. The company also offers a fully managed cloud service, which is currently available on AWS and Google Cloud Platform with Azure support coming in the future.

2016. MongoDB launched database-as-a-service

Open source database provider MongoDB launched Atlas - a database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will initially allow users to deploy on Amazon Web Services (AWS), with support for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform coming later. MongoDB Atlas complements the company’s commercial offering for enterprises who want to run the service on-premise, and MongoDB Professional, which provides businesses with support and access to the company’s Cloud Manager and other tools. Atlas fits somewhere between these two services. It allows anybody who wants to use MongoDB to quickly provision it in the cloud, get support, and only pay an hourly fee.

2015. IBM buys database-as-a-service provider Compose

IBM has acquired Compose, the database-as-a-service startup originally known as MongoHQ.  IBM spokesperson told that Compose will continue to operate as usual after the acquisition closes and that current users will not be impacted by this change. Compose says about 3,600 companies currently use its services and that its users, which span industries from retail to IoT and marketing services, have spun up over 100,000 databases so far. While Compose started out as a MongoDB database specialist, the company now offers services around MongoDB, Elasticsearch, RethinkDB, Redis and PostgreSQL. The overall idea behind Compose is to allow mobile and web developers to create their apps without having to worry about their database backends.