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April 10, 2020

MariaDB Launches Program to Help Organizations Analyze Large Datasets in Fight Against COVID-19

April 10, 2020 — MariaDB Corporation, the company behind the enterprise open source database MariaDB, launched a new program to help healthcare, medical, academic and nonprofits that are fighting COVID-19 and need enterprise-grade analytical capabilities to power data discovery.

MariaDB SkySQL is a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) that unlocks the full power of the MariaDB Platform for transactions, analytics or both. SkySQL is optimized with a cloud-native architecture and backed by the source – the engineers who built the database. Qualified applications will get free access to MariaDB SkySQL.

SkySQL was built to provide a new generation of modern applications with fast transactions and real-time analytics. It supports ad hoc, interactive analytics on billions of rows with data stored in a columnar format on low-cost object storage and massively parallel processing.

MariaDB wants to do its part to help in the fight against COVID-19,” MariaDB officials stated. “We believe we can help by providing our technology to organizations that have a need to store, analyze and visualize large datasets quickly.”

“Everyone at MariaDB is united in combating COVID-19,” said Michael Howard, CEO of MariaDB Corporation. “Many customers already use MariaDB Platform to analyze massive datasets, including in the academic and healthcare world, to better understand their data and uncover trends. For any other organizations that have a need for this type of service to aid their work fighting the coronavirus, we want to help in this small way by offering our new SkySQL database-as-a-service for free. We look forward to every submission.”

Interested organizations can submit an application and access more program details here:

About MariaDB Corporation

MariaDB frees companies from the costs, constraints and complexity of proprietary databases, enabling them to reinvest in what matters most – rapidly developing innovative, customer-facing applications. MariaDB uses pluggable, purpose-built storage engines to support workloads that previously required a variety of specialized databases. With complexity and constraints eliminated, enterprises can now depend on a single complete database for all their needs, whether on commodity hardware or their cloud of choice. Deployed in minutes for transactional, analytical or hybrid use cases, MariaDB delivers unmatched operational agility without sacrificing key enterprise features including real ACID compliance and full SQL. Trusted by organizations such as Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens – MariaDB meets the same core requirements as proprietary databases at a fraction of the cost. No wonder it’s the fastest growing open source database. Real business relies on MariaDB.

Source: MariaDB Corporation