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MariaDB SkySQL Available on GCP

April 1, 2020

MariaDB started a technology partnership with Google Cloud to make MariaDB SkySQL available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). SkySQL, which launched today, is the first database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to unlock the full power of MariaDB Platform for transactions, analytics or both, optimized with a cloud-native architecture and backed from the source, the engineers who built the database. The partnership enables deeper product integration and a go-to-market relationship to better serve joint MariaDB and Google customers.

SkySQL cloud database implements a state-of-the-art architecture including leveraging Kubernetes for container orchestration. Built on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), SkySQL uses a modern approach to deliver mission-critical capabilities for all. The partnership enables a close working relationship between MariaDB, Google Cloud and GKE engineers to optimize SkySQL to run on GCP.

“We’re proud to partner with MariaDB and to launch SkySQL on Google Cloud,” said Manvinder Singh, Director, Partnerships, Google Cloud. “Organizations are increasingly looking to the cloud to store and manage their data. Bringing SkySQL to Google Cloud gives customers an additional cloud-native and open source-based database, and enables them to leverage the openness, functionality and performance of MariaDB’s relational database on Google Cloud’s global and trusted infrastructure.”

“We’re excited to join forces with Google Cloud and extend the ubiquity of MariaDB and our new SkySQL cloud database,” said Kevin Farley, Director of Strategic Alliances, MariaDB Corporation. “With Kubernetes as a key architecture component of SkySQL, Google Cloud’s leading software-defined infrastructure and superior networking, we choose to debut on Google Cloud. Partnering with Google Cloud as the undisputed experts on Kubernetes and a big supporter of open source gives us a unique opportunity to bring best-of-breed solutions with ‘from the source’ support for joint customers.”

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