PingCAP raises $270 million Series D funding for its open-source distributed SQL database TiDB
PingCAP, a Beijing, China-based tech startup and the team behind TiDB, the open-source, cloud-native, distributed SQL database, announced today that it has closed $270 million in Series D funding. The funding was jointly led by GGV Capital, Access Technology Ventures, Anatole Investment, Jeneration Capital, 5Y Capital, with participation from existing investors.
Founded in 2015 by Dylan Cui, Edward Huang, Max Liu, PingCAP’s flagship product, TiDB is an open-source, cloud-native, distributed SQL database for elastic scale and real-time analytics. It features infinite horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and high availability. The idea is for TiDB is to serve as a one-stop solution for both OLTP (Online Transactional Processing) and OLAP (Online Analytical Processing).
“We are committed to building the database of the future—a one-stop solution that will help organizations leverage their data and improve their productivity, and we are glad to see this mission played out in the market,” said Max Liu, PingCAP co-founder, and CEO. “With this funding, we can continue to develop our core technologies, advance the global expansion of our offerings, especially the TiDB Cloud product, and our solutions and services, as well as our open-source community and ecosystem.”
TiDB is an open-source hybrid transactional and analytical (HTAP) database targeted at companies that need to handle large volumes of data and scale quickly. It has been adopted by more than 1,500 companies globally across multiple industries, including finance, e-commerce, payment, online video, gaming, logistics, media, manufacturing, and travel.
TiDB users Square, an American financial services and merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company; PayPay, a Japan-based mobile payment company; Shopee, a leading e-commerce platform headquartered in Southwest Asia; Dailymotion, a French video-sharing technology platform; and BookMyShow, a popular online ticketing and entertainment platform in India.
TiDB combines both online transactional processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) workloads in the same database. This results in a true competitive advantage: live, scalable transactional data is readily available for analytics, faster decision making and time-to-market, exceptional customer experiences and, ultimately, business success without infrastructure concerns.
As more companies move to the cloud, TiDB can be easily deployed on any public, private, or hybrid cloud and reduce users’ total cost of ownership (TCO). In June 2020, PingCAP announced the beta release of TiDB Cloud, the fully managed TiDB service that allows users to access the full power of TiDB and focus more on their applications.
“TiDB’s thriving global ecosystem, including its diverse contributors, myriad adopters, and its partnership with multiple organizations, powers accelerating product development and validates TiDB’s ability to serve the most challenging scenarios across multiple global industries,” said Glenn Solomon, partner at GGV Capital. “TiDB is a thriving open-source project, and we have strong confidence in the PingCAP leadership team to enable a growing number of global organizations to flourish and succeed with TiDB.”
“The explosive growth in data requires a scalable, agile, and cost-effective solution,” said Pueo Keffer, Managing Director of Access Technology Ventures. “PingCAP is a leader in data infrastructure and uniquely well-positioned to accelerate digital transformation worldwide.”