MariaDB Docks New Silicon Valley Headquarters in Redwood City

MariaDB is the destination for companies setting sail for a better database


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and HELSINKI – September 10, 2019 – MariaDB® Corporation today announced the opening of its new United States headquarters in Redwood City, California. The new office makes MariaDB a neighbor to Redwood Shores-based Oracle at the same time as MariaDB’s Oracle compatibility and Red Rover migration practices are saving more database professionals from Oracle’s predatory pricing and legacy architecture. Migrations from Oracle to MariaDB in 2019 thus far more than tripled over all of 2018. The larger, modern U.S. headquarters supports MariaDB’s growth goals to triple all aspects of the company’s business, including research and development, customer success, sales and marketing.

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The new Silicon Valley headquarters also signals the company’s increasing industry prominence in the largest global enterprises. MariaDB is the backbone of services relied upon by businesses and people every day. From using the Samsung cloud to filling prescriptions at Walgreens to powering financial systems at the largest banks around the world, more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500 run MariaDB, touching the lives of billions around the world. 

“Our innovation, particularly in the cloud, is driving us toward a level of success that surpasses our most aggressive goals,” said Michael Howard, CEO of MariaDB Corporation. “MariaDB can now be found supporting the most challenging business applications globally. This will be an extraordinary year in our continued evolution. The Redwood City office represents an important milestone for our talented, growing team who now enjoy everything the popular downtown location has to offer, including Caltrain connectivity.” 

“MariaDB is a welcome addition to our growing community of innovative companies here in Redwood City,” said Ian Bain, mayor of Redwood City. “When the City Council envisioned the future of our city, and the revitalization of Downtown began, MariaDB was exactly the kind of company we’d hoped to attract. We’re now home to hundreds of growing businesses that are transforming industries and forging new paths. Without question, this describes MariaDB, and its presence here further establishes Redwood City as a technology epicenter.” 

In addition to its new Redwood City HQ, MariaDB maintains a second headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. In the last 18 months, the company doubled its headcount globally to support R&D efforts and a rapidly growing worldwide customer base. Among its most prominent recent innovations, MariaDB announced in February that it is building a native cloud offering, SkySQL, while its machine learning and scale-out database technology initiatives continue to advance.

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About MariaDB Corporation

MariaDB frees companies from the costs, constraints and complexity of proprietary databases, enabling them to reinvest in what matters most – rapidly developing innovative, customer-facing applications. MariaDB uses pluggable, purpose-built storage engines to support workloads that previously required a variety of specialized databases. With complexity and constraints eliminated, enterprises can now depend on a single complete database for all their needs, whether on commodity hardware or their cloud of choice. Deployed in minutes for transactional, analytical or hybrid use cases, MariaDB delivers unmatched operational agility without sacrificing key enterprise features including real ACID compliance and full SQL. Trusted by organizations such as Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens – MariaDB meets the same core requirements as proprietary databases at a fraction of the cost. No wonder it’s the fastest growing open source database. Real business relies on MariaDB™.