Only big companies with big budgets can afford multiple environments for any old production database they need to work with, right? Not now that Delphix is around. Aware that lots of businesses would like to create lots of environments -- for development, for testing, for QA, for risk management, application re-architecture -- Delphix founder Jedidiah Yueh came up with a ridiculously simple solution.
Delphix virtualizes the data files and blocks comprising a database by creating a "single data authority" that drops into any environment -- private cloud, public cloud, standard servers -- and hits the Record button. Need a new copy of that database? Click over to Delphix; it has the latest copy of your database because the company is constantly TiVoing it.
Give Delphix this time-machine capability over your data and Yueh says he'll give you a ridiculously long cascade of redundant copies of a database for, oh, a lot less than you're paying now. Delphix provisions a 10TB database that typically takes six months and a million dollars' worth of hardware in three clicks, 10 seconds, shrunk down to 1TB. Think about it: three clicks.
True metrics like that executed by a team like Delphix's tend to attract A-list investors. In this case, Greylock and Lightspeed got in on the first round in 2008. Delphix's $25 million Series C funding round in June was standing room-only, adding Battery Ventures (Splunk). The A-list investors are excited about a Delphix team that's been around the block, developing Oracle RAC and EMC Avamar (pioneer of data deduplication).
The strong Series C was driven by Delphix's traction in the marketplace. Delphix says it has more than 50 clients -- 30 Fortune 1000 companies; three of the top-10 U.S. banks -- paying average tickets of $100,000 per year since launching in the fall of 2010. Nothing says traction like big customers paying big recurring tickets.
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