Intel among backers of MariaDB as new CEO and new funding arrives

Finnish firm attracts $9m investment and unveils Michael Howard as new chief

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  

Finland-headquartered open source vendor MariaDB Corporation has attracted $9m (€8.3m) in venture capital and brought in a new senior leadership team.

The company, which specialises in "relational database solutions", has bagged the investment from, among others, Intel Capital and California Technology Ventures. Concurrently, the firm has appointed Michael Howard as CEO and Monty Wildenius as CTO.

Related articles

Howard's most recent posting was as CEO of predictive analytics outfit C9, and he has previously held C-level positions at Greenplum, Ingrian Networks, and Outerbay.

"The breadth of MariaDB's customer base and user community is strong validation that open, enterprise-grade products are the future of the database market," he said. "I am excited at the opportunity to work with the MariaDB team and our partners to create database products that lead the market in innovation and value."

In addition to its HQ in Espoo, Finland's second-largest city, located to the north-east of capital Helsinki, MariaDB runs a US office close to Silicon Valley, and also employs a manager to oversee its Asia-Pacific operations. It claims to have upwards of nine million users in more than 45 countries.

  • Tweet  
  • LinkedIn  
  • Facebook  
  • Google plus  
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to  

Want more articles like this?

Subscribe to Channelnomics Europe for a daily newsletter roundup direct to your inbox

More on Vendor

Data software fledgling Trifacta takes on Europe with channel drive

US big-data firm aims to sign up 50 European partners by the end of the year

HP's Meg Whitman

Whitman lauds 'best performance since 2011' as HPE spins off Enterprise Services arm

Tax free 'spin merger' will see HP Enterprise Services merged with CSC to create 'pure-play powerhouse'

Jobs cut sign

IBM cranks up workforce layoffs by thousands – report

Under the radar job cuts could hit 14,000 workers


Dropbox opens office in Hamburg

New office to serve DACH customers

Visitor comments
Add comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Reign in Spain

As Esprinet achieves its goal of Spanish market leadership, its co-CEOs tells us what’s next for the distribution giant


ScanSource Communications looks to build Nordic business

Communications arm of VAD signs deal with Unify to extend products to the Nordics


Securing a future

F5 Networks looks to extend reach into security space


A Hollywood ending for European distribution?

Channelnomics Europe content editor Sam Trendall believes local players will increasingly gain on the big four US broadliners