Sunday, May 12, 2013

Clustrix Raises $16.5 Million for Scale-out SQL for the Cloud

Clustrix, a start-up based in San Francisco with branch offices in Seattle and London, raised $16.5 million in funding for its scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud.

In April, the company released Clustrix 5.0 on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS offering is the next step in the company’s cloud strategy, following database-as-a-service announcements with Rackspace, GoGrid, Equinix, and BlueBoxGroup.

Clustrixsaid it is able to achieve a 50x performance advantage compared to legacy scale-up databases on AWS.

“The combination of big data and cloud computing has broken the legacy database, creating an industry transition to new scale-out database platforms.” said Robin Purohit, CEO at Clustrix. “The Clustrix scale-out SQL database is battle-tested in mission-critical customer applications all over the world, providing unprecedented levels of performance, scalability, and real-time analytics. In our next phase of growth, we are making it easy for developers to build their next great application on our platform.”

The funding round was led by current investors Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, ATA Ventures, and Don Listwin. The company has raised $46.5 million to date in three rounds.