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Cockroach Labs Is the Latest Data Unicorn

Jan 12, 2021 |

Cockroach Labs develops a distributed SQL database that’s designed to survive the type of disasters that would kill everything but the lowly cockroach. That work has now garnered it the title of unicorn, as the company today completed a $160 million round of funding at a $2 billion valuation. Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 18, 2020 |

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: July 2020 Edition

Jul 16, 2020 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Cockroach Snags $87 million to Grow Cloud Database Biz

May 5, 2020 |

Cockroach Labs founder and CEO Spencer Kimball has a gaudy goal: to have CockroachDB power the next generation of Ubers and Googles. With today’s $86.6 million Series D funding round complete, he’s one step closer to reaching that goal. Read more…

News In Brief

Cockroach Labs Rolls Geo-Location DB Service

Oct 30, 2018 |

Database vendors are increasingly focusing on the lack of enterprise expertise for handling distributed SQL databases by offering managed services. Among the challenges in implemented “global” databases is compliance with local data governance guidelines. Read more…

SQL Database Adds GDPR Compliance Tools

Apr 5, 2018 |

The big data startup Cockroach Labs is itself targeting startups and multinational companies hustling to comply with pending European data governance rules with a new version of its open-source SQL database. Read more…

This Just In

Cockroach Labs Releases CockroachDB 20.1

May 12, 2020 |

NEW YORK, May 12, 2020 — Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, announced the release of CockroachDB 20.1, the newest version of the cloud-native, distributed SQL database. Read more…

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