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The 10 Hottest Database Startups Of 2020

Rick Whiting

Next-generation database companies are developing technologies to help businesses manage increasing volumes of data and increasingly complex data types.

Cockroach Labs

Top Executive: Co-Founder and CEO Spencer Kimball

Headquarters: New York

Cockroach Labs, founded in 2015, has been gaining attention with its CockroachDB distributed, relational database system that’s designed to support next-generation, cloud- native transactional applications. The company’s customers include Bose, Comcast, Equifax and Netflix.

In May, Cockroach raised $86.6 million in a Series D round of financing, bringing the New York-based company’s total financing to $195.1 million. The funding round was led by Altimeter Capital and BOND, with participation from Benchmark, GV, Index Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital and Tiger Capital.

In October, the startup launched CockroachCloud, a fully managed, distributed edition of its SQL database.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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