Cloud database maker Clustrix announced Monday it has added $10 million in funding to continue scaling out its SQL database. The new series D funding brings the project’s total funding to $66.5 million through four rounds.
The new funding will allow Clustrix to further scale out its NewSQL database to aggressively pursue market opportunities, according to GigaOM.
Demand for “operational databases that can analyze data in real-time has never been greater with the rapid growth of new hyperscale applications in “e-commerce, online gaming and advertisement,” Clustrix CEO Robin Purohit said in a statement.
Founding backers Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures, participated in the fourth funding round, as well as new backer HighBar Partners. John Kim and Roy Thiele-Sardina of HighBar and Mike Hodges of ATA will join the Clustrix board of directors.
Clustrix is available on infrastructure from several service partners, including GoGrid, Equinix, Rackspace, and the recently added AWS. It counts AOL, Rakuten, and Symantec among its customers.
Clustrix was founded in 2006 to bring scalability to databases without sacrificing the advantages of SQL. The company claims to address the growth of cloud-scale applications and new data management technologies with “the leading scale-out SQL database engineered for the cloud.”
Developments in cloud computing continue to create opportunities for cloud database services, and Clustrix’ announcement follows a number of developments in that field, such as Cloudant’s recent funding round and the launch by Peak10 of an SQL DaaS solution.