Today is one of those days that mark the history and the future of a startup. At least, that’s what we feel. Too many good news that we want to announce, make public and share with you:
#1. We have acquired Otogami!
Otogami is one of the most renowned startups in the Spanish IT sector. Led by tech gurus David Bonilla and Jerónimo López, this acqui-hiring brings the -much needed- productization and marketing capabilities that 8Kdata and ToroDB need. The whole Otogami staff is now part of 8Kdata’s amazing team.
#2. We are still on the game!
The two product lines developed and run by Otogami (Otogami itself and Runnics) will continue operating as usual. While departing from 8Kdata’s products and area of expertise, we don’t have any plans to shut them down. No worries!
#3. We have a new office!
To cope with our current team, and our projected growth, we recently moved to Alcobendas (Madrid, Spain), the 3rd largest Spanish city in terms of foreign multinational corporations. Our new Toroplex is a large, cool, modern loft, with two terraces to sun tan while programming 🙂 Our offices are open for you to visit us any time!
#4. Better late than never. We finally have a (new) website!
Even more importantly, now ToroDB has a new home. It will be augmented soon, with more information, documentation and all that you can expect from a database that will reach GA at the end of this year. There’s also dedicated pages to the range of our PostgreSQL’s Professional Services: support, consulting and training.
#5. New Bull on the Block!
Speaking of ToroDB and the roadmap, The next version v0.40 will be out this Q2 2016, and will bring to the table replication support for the MongoDB protocol (as a secondary node) and the Greenplum open source database as a backend, plus significant, really significant, performance improvements. Check it out on our GitHub public repo!
#6. We will be at Percona Live 2016!
If you want to know more about ToroDB, and happen to be in Silicon Valley next week, our CEO Álvaro Hernández will be speaking at the Percona Live 2016 conference about “ToroDB: Supercharging your RDBMS with MongoDB Superpowers”. It’s really cool that we received this invitation, given that we are, initially, a database based on Postgres or Postgres-derived backends!
Hint: maybe, and only maybe, there’s also something about My in that talk 😉
#7. New investors onboard!
Previous Otogami’s investors have joined us. A bunch of well-known Spanish Business Angels and the VC fund Vitamina K are among them. Welcome, and thank you for your trust and support.
#8. One more thing…
Today we’re also announcing Big Toro. Big Toro is a ToroDB-derived product that aims to enable analytics for NoSQL. What do we mean by enabling? Most, if not all, of NoSQL databases, have a hard time doing analytics: they lack native SQL support; and more importantly, they really struggle when doing aggregated queries, due to the unstructured nature of NoSQL.
BigToro, like ToroDB, creates automatic SCHEMAs for you, out of the NoSQL documents, that are replicated in real-time from a MongoDB replica set (no need to ETL!). Then you can use native SQL to make your analytic queries, on top of an analytics database, like Greenplum or CitusDB. Big Toro GA will be announced later this year but the current version is already 100x faster than other solutions.