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MariaDB buys a Bulgarian Mammoth

by on28 March 2018

Part of a greater cloud expansion

Finnish open source data base outfit MariaDB has written a cheque for the Bulgarian enterprise analytics database company MammothDB.

Through the acquisition, MariaDB gets an office in Sofia, Bulgaria, and grows its global engineering and consulting talent to strengthen its analytics solution, MariaDB AX. The move is expected to spruce up its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) strategy.

MariaDB CEO Michael Howard said that MammothDB joins MariaDB at a critical point in its growth and brings with them an impressive track record of delivering big data solutions.

“Over the past year, we’ve seen a major increase in demand for MariaDB AX as organisations seek to fill an open source analytics gap left by proprietary offerings such as Oracle and Teradata. The addition of MammothDB’s deep analytics expertise will be invaluable to helping MariaDB meet this growing need and continue to innovate our analytic products.”

MariaDB AX was released in 2017, provides modern analytics and data warehousing that scales with existing commodity hardware on premises or across any public, private or hybrid cloud platform, unrestricted from cloud vendor lock-in.It enables high-performance analytics with distributed storage and parallel processing, transforming data across every facet of the business into meaningful and actionable results.

Adding MammothDB’s engineers, MariaDB will continue enhancing the MariaDB AX offering while providing optimised implementations for its analytic customers.

Former MammothDB CEO Steve Keil said: “MammothDB was founded to help organisations that were tired of using 80 percent of their IT budget on licensing and hardware costs from companies like Oracle and Teradata. We’re thrilled to join forces with MariaDB to continue furthering that goal and to help bring even more powerful analytic offerings to the global open source community.”

Things are going well for MariaDB AX. The acquisition comes on the heels of MariaDB’s recent $54 million investment from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Alibaba Group.


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