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Nov 6, 2018

Cockroach Labs is the company behind CockroachDB, the SQL database for building global cloud services. With a mission to Make Data Easy, Cockroach Labs is led by a team of former Google engineers who have had front row seats to nearly two decades of database evolution.

The company has also hit a number of milestones since the 2.0 CockroachDB release in April of this year, including bringing on significant new customers, breaking into new verticals, hiring senior-level strategic roles, increasing headcount by 36%, and opening new offices across the US.

"Enterprises are looking for a distributed SQL database that provides the flexibility and solid performance to support global growth," said Co-Founder and CEO of Cockroach Labs Spencer Kimball. "This means a cloud-neutral solution which can support on-premise, cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. These are solutions that have not been available to enterprises in the past and are not available on Oracle, AWS or GCP, which is also why we are seeing so much growth in the market."

Cockroach Labs' roster of customers continues to grow and includes name brands such as Comcast, Bose, Kindred, Baidu, and Nubank, among others.

The range of industries served by Cockroach Labs speaks to the universal business need for a database solution that not only scales elastically but provides the consistency and resilience required to build services that are always available and never lose data.

CockroachDB's standard of resiliency is a critical feature for companies focused on handling financial transactions at a massive, global scale. This has led to several long-term CockroachDB pilots currently running within Fortune 500 companies in the financial sector and increased interest from businesses that manage financial ledgers across the globe.

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