ScaleArc Ranked Fourth on CIO.com’s List of Top 10 Hot Big Data Startups to Watch

July 23, 2013

ScaleArc ranking based on public vote, quality of customer list, level of venture funding, and market positioning.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

ScaleArc, the leader in database infrastructure software that optimizes and scales database environments for increased application performance and availability, today announced that it has been ranked fourth on CIO.com’s list of “Top 10 Hot Big Data Startups to Watch.”

“Our focus is solving the Big Data challenge of improving application performance and availability in high-growth data environments by optimizing the database tier,” said Varun Singh, founder and chief executive officer of ScaleArc. “To be recognized by the industry as one of the 'top 10 hot Big Data startups to watch' highlights the fact that we are solving real-world pain points for our global customers.”

“The initial list of 42 Big Data startups was ridiculously strong, so to be included in the Top 10 is quite an accomplishment,” said Jeff Vance, a contributing writer for CIO.com and Editor-in-Chief of Startup50. “ScaleArc earned its high ranking based on a public vote of IT decision-makers, its long list of marquee customers, its solid VC funding, and a compelling product roadmap.”

To determine the Top 10 Hot Big Data Startups to Watch, nominees were solicited through the Story Source Newsletter, Twitter, and other channels, and more than 100 recommendations were received. Of these, a list of 42 nominees was compiled on Startup50.com. Readers were invited to vote for their favorites.

During this round of voting, more than 11,000 readers voted for their favorite Big Data startups. This vote was given a weight of 30 percent in determining the list of the Top 10 Hot Big Data Startups to Watch. Other factors used in determining the Top 10 included funding, the pedigree of the management team, and the viability of the startup’s roadmap.

Once the Top 10 were named, readers were invited to vote again to determine the final rankings. More than 4,000 readers voted in this round. As with the previous round of voting, although the vote tallies were heavily weighted in determining the final rankings, other criteria including the number of big-name customers, VC funding totals, the pedigree of the management team, and market positioning were considered to determine the final rankings.

About ScaleArc iDB

ScaleArc iDB is database traffic management software that optimizes and scales the database tier for increased application performance and availability. ScaleArc iDB’s patented technology delivers the following benefits:

  •     enables instant scalability and higher availability for databases with dynamic clustering, load balancing, surge protection, and sharding capabilities
  •     provides instant visibility into all database traffic with granular real-time SQL analytics
  •     delivers the world’s first transparent SQL-NoSQL hybrid caching engine which lets any application use a NoSQL cache without any code changes or drivers

ScaleArc iDB inserts transparently between applications and databases, requiring no modifications to applications or databases to deploy. Customers who deploy ScaleArc iDB are able to reduce troubleshooting times from days or hours to minutes, realize significantly higher uptime, achieve instant vertical and horizontal scaling of their existing database infrastructure, experience up to 60x faster query performance, and strengthen the overall security of their databases.

ScaleArc iDB software is available for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database environments, and is also available as a virtual appliance. ScaleArc iDB is cloud-ready and available from the top cloud service providers including Amazon AWS/EC2, GoGrid, Joyent, Liquid Web Hosting, Microsoft Azure and NephoScale.

About ScaleArc

ScaleArc is the leader in a new category of database infrastructure software that optimizes and scales database environments for increased application performance and availability. Customers include Coupons.com, Demand Media, Disney UTV, Flipkart, KIXEYE, Sazze (dealspl.us), Weather Decision Technologies and others, with a typical ROI of 3 months or less. ScaleArc is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley and is backed by Accel Partners, Trinity Ventures and Nexus Venture Partners. Learn more at http://www.ScaleArc.com.

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