If you want to learn more about Citus on Microsoft Azure, read this post about Hyperscale (Citus) on Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Umur Cubukcu, Sumedh Pathak, Ozgun Erdogan
Our three co-founders Umur Cubukcu, Ozgun Erdogan, and Sumedh Pathak met at graduate school at Stanford. (Ok, well, two of our
The three were not apart for long. Just five years later, working on NoSQL data architectures, Ozgun thought to himself: there has to be a better way, a way to scale out a database without having to give up transactions, joins, and foreign keys. And in that kernel of frustration, the idea for Citus Data was born. Our team at Citus embraced the relational database—while also extending it to make it horizontally scalable, resilient, and
Once Ozgun, Umur, and Sumedh decided to found the company, they moved to Istanbul to open their first office—and rolled up their sleeves to do the hard work of building a company: architecting solutions, coding, hiring, securing office space, naming, incorporating, funding, applying to YC, moving to San Francisco, logos, websites—and building the team of Citus and Postgres experts who are still with us today at Microsoft.
Our Citus Journey
Founded Citus Data, moving to Istanbul from Seattle, Hyderabad, and San Francisco, to open the first office
Became a Y Combinator company, YC S11
First Citus user, MixRank, goes into production. “Deployment without a hitch!”
Moved Citus Data headquarters to San Francisco
Launched a PostgreSQL columnar store for analytic workloads (cstore_fdw)
First Citus blog post (of many) to hit #1 on the front page of Hacker News
First release of open source pg_shard extension to PostgreSQL
First of many PostgreSQL conference talks, this one at PGCon in Ottawa
Series A investment led by Khosla Ventures
Unforked Citus & implemented Citus as a Postgres extension
Open sourced the Citus extension to Postgres
GA of Citus Cloud, a fully-managed database as a service
Opened our 3rd global engineering office—in Amsterdam
Donated 1% of Citus Data’s stock to the non-profit PostgreSQL organizations in the US & Europe
Why we donated 1% of Citus stock to Postgres?
Just like developers, we love Postgres. In March of 2018, our team at Microsoft launched Azure Database for PostgreSQL to bring a
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