The Coolest Database System Companies Of The 2021 Big Data 100
Part 4 of CRN’s Big Data 100 includes a look at the vendors solution providers should know in the big data database system space.
Top Executive: Co-Founder, CEO Jiten Vaidya
PlanetScale has developed a next-generation database system based on the Vitess open-source database technology for deploying and managing large clusters of database instances. The database uses “sharding,” a technique for scaling a database by spreading data tables across multiple database instances.
In March the Mountain View, Calif.-based company debuted PlanetScaleDB Cloud, a fully managed, multi-cloud, multi-region Database as a Service running on AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. The startup also provides PlanetScaleDB Enterprise for customers that want to run their own Database as a Service. In June 2020 the company launched PlanetScaleDB for Kubernetes, which deploys databases directly into a Kubernetes cluster.
Founded in 2018, the company has raised $25 million in funding, including $22 million in May 2019.