Codership Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 Global Winner

Helsinki, Finland – 24 NOVEMBER 2014 – Codership, whose Galera Cluster technology brings high availability to open source databases worldwide, today announced it has been named as a Red Herring’s 2014 Top 100 Global Winner . This prestigious recognition honours the year’s most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs across the globe.


Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.


“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Codership embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Codership should be proud of its accomplishment.”


Codership’s Chief Operating Officer, Sakari Keskitalo, comments: “It is fantastic to be named for the Red Herring Top 100 Global award Winner and we are proud to represent the Finnish technology community at the event. To receive global recognition shows the big steps taken by the Codership team this year to increase our customer base and grow our team.”


Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.


About Codership and Galera Cluster

Codership develops replication and clustering solutions for open source databases, adopting novel ideas from latest DBMS and distributed computing research to build a fundamentally new high availability solution from the ground up. Our flagship product, Codership’s Galera Cluster for MySQL, is a synchronous multi-master cluster which provides high system uptime with no data loss and scalability for high traffic web businesses. Galera is an open-source product which also powers Percona XtraDB Cluster and MariaDB Galera Cluster. Globally, the company is on track for a quarter of a million downloads in 2015 and worldwide customers include Mercadolibre, Spil Games, Greetz and Kikxxl.