MariaDB Raises $9 Million

Date 2016/1/26 8:57:39 | Topic: Company News

MariaDB Corporation, a recognized leader in open-source relational database solutions for high availability, scalability, and performance, today announced that it has received $9 Million in equity financing to support accelerating sales and advanced technology development. The company also announced the appointment of Michael Howard as the company's chief executive officer, and Michael "Monty" Widenius as chief technology officer, effective January 1, 2016. Intel Capital and California Technology Ventures were among the investors in the $9 Million equity financing.
Monty Widenius, the creator of both MySQL and MariaDB, has joined the company as CTO. Monty has been advocating open source throughout the industry as well as serving on the boards of MariaDB Corporation and the MariaDB Foundation, the non-profit organization charged with promoting, protecting and advancing the MariaDB codebase, community, and ecosystem. Monty developed MySQL, the most widely adopted open source relational database, which was acquired by Oracle as part of the Sun Microsystems purchase in 2010. Monty remains Founder and Open Source Advocate at the MariaDB Foundation. 



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