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The Coolest Database System Companies Of The 2021 Big Data 100

Rick Whiting

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.

PlanetScale

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.

 
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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