Distributed Database Leader Cockroach Labs Expands to EMEA
Rising Global Demand for CockroachDB Drives 600% Revenue Growth and 500% Year-Over-Year Increase in New Customers in Region
NEW YORK, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cockroach Labs, the company behind the leader cloud-native distributed SQL database CockroachDB, today announced its plans to expand into the EMEA region with a new office as part of its international growth strategy. Located in the city, the London office will serve as the company’s EMEA headquarters. This follows on from Cockroach Labs latest funding and significant valuation reflecting its accelerated growth and the huge opportunity for the company to become a leader in the emerging cloud database-as-a-service market.
The company is making significant investments in the development of its EMEA operations. Apart from its London headquarters, Cockroach Labs also plans to set up regional offices in other parts of Europe next year. Cockroach Labs has made strategic hires in the areas of sales, marketing and customer success in the region, with headcount growth of around 160% in EMEA over the past year. The company hired Gareth Merlan as Vice President of Sales, EMEA. Gareth is responsible for driving significant growth and profitability in EMEA, executing the global sales strategy and growing the team, both in terms of size and geographic coverage. Gareth spent his previous years leading EMEA sales for leading SaaS organizations Sumo Logic and Delphix.
As organizations transition to a cloud-first computing philosophy, they increasingly rely on CockroachDB to build the next generation of applications. With its cloud-native distributed SQL architecture, CockroachDB has become the transactional database of choice for innovative companies and category leaders in EMEA, including THG, Form3, ConverseNow, Clowd9, epiFi, Lush, Optimal Systems, Salto , etc. The company expects significant growth in the EMEA market and expects the region to become a major part of the business by the end of the year.
“The huge increase in online shopping over the past two years, combined with the seasonal nature of retail, requires scalability and 100% uptime,” said Andrew Bickerton, Senior DBA, at THG. “As a leader in e-commerce, our end-to-end technology platform powers our business as we scale globally. CockroachDB has provided us with an elastic and resilient database that could accommodate millions or even billions, of global transactions per minute.”
As European organizations have embraced the cloud, according to Accenture, the biggest problem is the complexity of business and operational changes. First, there is the fragmentation and data sovereignty that is unique to the region. Second, there is data trust. CockroachDB was built from the ground up to eliminate these complexities. By keeping data close to customers through its geo-partitioning feature, CockroachDB reduces latency, helps mitigate compliance risks and improves database performance, enabling organizations to deliver optimal performance for deployments regional and global.
“More organizations across Europe are adopting a cloud-first mindset, building more complex data-driven applications that are quickly becoming an imperative. Cockroach Labs has already seen tens of thousands of CockroachDB clusters deployed across our open source and free cloud offerings in the region across financial services, retail, manufacturing, and more. “, said Gareth Merlan, Vice President of Sales, EMEA at Cockroach Labs. “This represents the growing desire to operate or migrate to a distributed database that takes full advantage of the cloud. CockroachDB was specifically designed for this new world, and our growth over the past few years validates our leadership in this emerging market.
Built from the ground up to be elastically scalable and inherently resilient, CockroachDB is the ideal choice to meet the evolving needs of today’s most innovative development teams, from the smallest startup to the biggest category leader and every step in between. The company has partnerships with two of the major cloud providers, AWS and Google, and is now Google Cloud Run’s First Database Partner. Additionally, CockroachDB has just been named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021 for cloud-based database management systems, validating both the emerging distributed DBMS category and the market momentum of Cockroach Labs as an innovator within it.
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Cockroach Labs is the creator of CockroachDB, the most advanced cloud-native distributed SQL database on the planet. Helping businesses of all sizes – and the apps they build – scale quickly, survive failure, and thrive everywhere. CockroachDB is used by some of the world’s largest companies across all industries, including some of the most recognized companies in banking, media and entertainment, retail and technology. Based at New York CityCockroach Labs is backed by Altimeter, Benchmark, Greenoaks, GV, Firstmark, Index Ventures, lonely pine, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and Workbench. For more information, please visit cockroachlabs.com.
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