ClearDB has introduced its end-to-end Data Services Platform, a cornerstone that supports the company’s vision to change the way databases are consumed. Deployed today with major cloud suppliers, ClearDB integrates geo-distributed and database virtualization technologies with global orchestration, provisioning, billing, telemetry and support into a centralized on-demand licensing and delivery model that simplifies the management of database assets.

ClearDB also announced the appointment of Michael Gustafson as executive chairman of its board of directors, Jeff Vogel as CEO, Allen Holmes as vice president of marketing and platform alliances and Tim Swette as vice president of sales operations.

Designed to work on major public clouds and to support private cloud and on-premise operations, ClearDB’s nonstop data services platform automates the provisioning and management process with an intuitive services framework that accelerates performance and guarantees high availability in any cloud marketplace, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Heroku, AppFog, SoftLayer and IBM Bluemix — all while reducing database license footprint and related infrastructure costs up to 85%.

Available today, ClearDB’s Data Services Platform builds on the company’s database as a service (DBaaS) offerings and radically simplifies the way transactional and analytic database workloads are provisioned and managed. The secure platform employs technologies for management, orchestration, provisioning, billing, telemetry and support and provides exceptional asset utilization and reduced overall costs.  

“In today’s always-on, data-driven, global economy, the database is often the lifeblood for business success,” said 451 Research Analyst Jason Stamper. “ClearDB is attempting to address critical requirements for database efficiency, reliability and choice on premises and in the cloud.”  

ClearDB envisions that the next step beyond native cloud DBaaS is the promise of self-service market place solutions that integrate the database infrastructure with the application. The platform solutions would deliver on-premise cloud-like capabilities that enable IT and DBAs to focus on helping application and business owners with a proven, scalable and efficient services model that will unlock business innovation and accelerate growth. 

“ClearDB is executing on an aggressive strategy to build upon our DBaaS business to deliver a nonstop, secure, integrated data services platform that leverages our proven cloud technologies and the experiences that we’ve gained providing services to more than 200,000 users,” said ClearDB CEO Jeff Vogel. “With a strong foundational offering combined with our global footprint, partnerships and diverse customer set, we’re excited about the next phase of our growth strategy.”

Companies worldwide rely on ClearDB cloud database services to optimize the computing efficiency of database applications running on premises and on leading cloud platforms. ClearDB’s CDBR Geo, IRON and ION technology solutions:

Provision back-end database infrastructure instantly by eliminating complex set up and configuration and management;

Accelerate application deployment and data store upgrades by significantly reducing database administration and asset acquisition;

Eliminate over-provisioning and expensive licensing by substantially improving access and availability, and increasing asset utilization and efficiency;

Provide maximum data placement flexibility for regional and country data governance regulations by geo-distributed replication, and automated provisioning; and 

Provide single-view billing, metering and 24x7 commercial support.

In addition, ClearDB delivers nonstop access and availability with multi-regional read/write mirroring and offers advanced security features to keep data secure in the cloud.


New Board and Executive Appointments

ClearDB is executing on an aggressive business model strategy to ramp up delivery of its solutions and to leverage its leading provider position in a DBaaS market that is expected to grow to $14 billion by 2019, according to MarketsandMarkets Cloud Database and Database as a Service report. To support strong demand and fast-paced growth, the company has expanded its executive team with a new board chairman and senior management appointments, including:

  • Mike Gustafson joined ClearDB as Executive Chairman of the Board in September 2015. Over the past 25 years Mike has successfully worked with a             number of technology companies as a CEO, Board Member and member of the executive management team. 
  • Jeff Vogel joined ClearDB Inc as its President and CEO in August, 2015.  Prior to ClearDB, he was the President and CEO of Calpont, a leading analytics database company for big data applications. Jeff’s career spans three decades as a senior business technology executive and seasoned entrepreneur where he has successfully built and led a number of transformative businesses in database, storage and enterprise IT services markets.
  • Allen Holmes joined ClearDB as Vice President, Marketing and Platform Alliances in January 2016.  Prior to ClearDB, Allen held key Sales and Marketing leadership roles at Micron Technology, Numonyx and Intel Corporation in the areas of computing, enterprise, mobile and consumer markets. 
  • Tim Swette joined ClearDB in January 2016 as Vice President of Sales & Operations. His career in the data technology industry spans physical layer, storage, database and applied analytics, with demonstrated operational excellence in both start-up environments and Fortune 100 companies.

These executives bring proven success in high-growth businesses, knowledge of the market and a proven track record for delivering innovative and advanced technologies in hyper-growth markets. The company expects to double its employee base within the next 12 months as it prepares to introduce new products and aggressively ramp its go to market activities.