Microsoft’s Acquisition of Citus Data Poised to Benefit Partners
… provide the massive scalability and performance our customers demand as their workloads grow,” wrote Microsoft’s Kumar in his blog. “Together, Microsoft and Citus Data will further unlock the power of data, enabling customers to scale complex, multitenant SaaS applications and accelerate the time to insight with real-time analytics over billions of rows, all with the familiar PostgreSQL tools developers know and love.”
Citus is available as a fully managed database as a service, as enterprise software, and as a free open-source download.
“As part of Microsoft, we will stay focused on building an amazing database on top of PostgreSQL that gives our users the game-changing scale, performance and resilience they need,” wrote Cubukcu. “We will continue to drive innovation in this space. We remain as committed to our customers as ever and will continue providing the strong support for the products our customers use today. And we will continue to actively participate in the Postgres community, working on the Citus open source extension as well as the other open source Postgres extensions you love.”
The deal was eventually made possible through the support of the PostgreSQL community, Citus’ customers and the company’s employees, he wrote.
“We are humbled to work with all of you, and we are looking forward to working together as we deliver ever bigger things to our community, our users, and our customers in the next chapter of our journey — now as part of Microsoft.”