HELSINKI, FINLAND and LONDON, UK – 31 March 2014 – SkySQL, the MariaDB Company, today announced the launch of its new range of MariaDB products for enterprise use. MariaDB Enterprise 2 and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 editions expand SkySQL’s vision of a high performance SQL platform suited to the complex web-scale challenges facing modern organizations. More recently, many of these challenges were thought to favour NoSQL databases.
SQL databases like MariaDB remain crucial to almost every enterprise because they can reliably convert real-world business transactions into grouped multi-step operations for consistent data manipulation. NoSQL solutions are simple to use and so popular with developers but they lack business critical features, like ensuring data consistency. Until now, enterprises have been forced to select robust SQL databases for some data loads and less mature solutions from NoSQL vendors for others, leading to integration and support issues.
MariaDB Enterprise 2 and MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 combine the best of both approaches. Customers have the assurance of features that ensure data consistency at all times with the agility of handling very large, unstructured NoSQL datasets. The availability of an enterprise-grade SQL database platform with NoSQL interoperability is a game charger for developers building serious revenue-generating applications and DBAs that run large, complex data environments.
MariaDB Enterprise 2 customers also benefit from access to SkySQL’s world-class support team, enterprise-grade monitoring and backup tools accessed from the company’s new customer portal. MariaDB Enterprise Cluster 2 adds to these benefits by simplifying the deployment of highly available database Galera clusters using a powerful user console and management API.
The announcement of these new commercial products coincides with today’s much anticipated general release of the popular open source database server MariaDB 10. SkySQL is the biggest contributor to the MariaDB project, both in terms of resourcing and code. Web-scale players like Google and Wikipedia have already replaced many thousands of MySQL instances with MariaDB 10.