Helsinki-based database management firm SkySQL incorporates a bunch of the old MySQL crowd and wants to hammer Oracle(s orcl) hard with the MySQL fork MariaDB. When the company picked up $20 million in an Intel(s intc)-led funding round last October, it said the cash would help drive it into the enterprise. Now we can see the first result of that push.
On Thursday, SkySQL took the wraps off MariaDB Enterprise, a bundle that’s supposed to make it easy for business customers to deploy and manage the MariaDB open source database with high-availability clustering. The idea is to provide a drop-in replacement for MySQL, capitalizing on the fact that many, particularly in the open source community, are unhappy with Oracle’s stewardship of MySQL.
The bundle includes MariaDB Server and Galera Cluster — SkySQL promises users will be able to provision a cluster of separate database services “in minutes” – along with…
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