Yugabyte, the leader in open source distributed SQL databases, today announced Yugabyte Startups, a new program tailored specifically for startups to optimize their database infrastructure and take advantage of Yugabyte Platform, the software and support required to run YugabyteDB in production across clouds. Yugabyte Platform automates and simplifies database operations on any cloud or container. The new program is another step in Yugabyte’s mission to provide the default distributed SQL database for cloud native applications for organizations large and small.
“Startups need to rapidly build and deliver new features, which becomes difficult with legacy databases and often results in engineering teams spending precious time just trying to optimize and manage the data tier,” said Karthik Ranganathan, CTO, Yugabyte. “For a fast moving startup, it becomes essential to ensure high availability of the database, and the ability to scale on demand to accommodate rapid growth and new use cases, without requiring significant engineering time. We are here to help the startup community build and grow their businesses, and are happy to simplify their database operations through the Yugabyte Startups program.”
As organizations deploy applications in and across clouds, their business initiatives are often hindered by the inability of traditional transactional databases to handle day-two operations without the implementation of cumbersome custom workarounds. Furthermore, deploying applications across multiple clouds and regions to meet user demand creates a need to distribute data across geographies. Working around these issues with anything other than a distributed SQL database can lead to performance degradations and downtime, and force developers to spend extensive time on fire-fighting rather than innovating. To maintain a lean, high-growth startup, organizations need database solutions that can move as fast as their business.
“With Yugabyte I feel like we’re partnering to make the product better and the team cares about our success,” said Travis Logan, CTO, Justuno. “From day one, I could tell this was going to be not just a great support system for us but a great partnership and it has only blossomed from there.”
The Yugabyte Startups package provides access to the Yugabyte Platform, enabling startups to manage YugabyteDB at scale across cloud environments. The Yugabyte Platform subscription also includes 24×7 enterprise support and free access to Dev, Test, and QA environments.
Eligibility is based on funding stage and annual recurring revenue. The startup program requires a one-year commitment to Yugabyte.
To learn more about the Yugabyte Startups, visit the Yugabyte blog here.
Yugabyte is the company behind YugabyteDB, the open source, high-performance distributed SQL database for building global, internet-scale applications. YugabyteDB serves business-critical applications with SQL query flexibility, high performance, and cloud native agility, thus allowing enterprises to focus on business growth instead of complex data infrastructure management. It is trusted by companies in cybersecurity, financial markets, IoT, retail, e-commerce, and other verticals. Founded in 2016 by former Facebook and Oracle engineers, Yugabyte is backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, 8VC and Wipro Ventures. www.yugabyte.com