In 2016 Galera Cluster surged past one million downloads – setting up for a great year in 2017

Helsinki, Finland & London, UK  – January 9th 2017 – Codership, whose Galera Cluster technology brings high availability (HA) and scalability to open source databases worldwide, has seen its technology break the one million download barrier. Codership’s customer roster has grown over 100 percent thanks to the adoption of OpenStack by enterprises and the recent strategic partnership with MariaDB.


Galera has been recognised as the most widely used OpenStack High Availability technology for the second year in a row. According to the OpenStack Survey 2016, one-third of users rely on Galera Clusters running on MariaDB and MySQL.


To cope with an increase of customer demand coming from various industries such as financial services, retail and telecoms, Codership has grown its engineering hires by 50 percent. The new team members will ensure Galera continues to deliver on its mission to protect enterprise applications from unplanned downtime.


Codership looks set for further growth. Industry analysts Gartner, predicts by 2018, more than 70 percent of new in-house applications will be developed on an Open Source Database Management System (OSDBMS), and 50 percent of existing commercial Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) instances will have been converted.


Another addition for this year is Galera joining Mirantis’ unlocked partner programme. Mirantis and Codership are collaborating to provide high availability for OpenStack infrastructure datastore used by companies such as online marketplace MercadoLibre, 8th biggest e-commerce platform in the world with over 100 million consumers. Galera Cluster is now the default for OpenStack high availability in Mirantis OpenStack distributions and reference architecture.


Sakari Keskitalo, Codership’s Chief Operating Officer said: “Our mission is to provide world-class, web-scale technology as widely as possible. OpenStack provides an excellent platform for Galera to accomplish our mission. Galera Cluster’s success and popularity has made it ready for deployment ahead of the new data deluge, created by connected machines, coming into the work environment. Codership being the most popular high availability solution for the databases gives us confidence enterprises take clustering very seriously. The more they do, the more we will drive to stay ‘Top of the Stack’.”

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