Yugabyte, a provider of open source distributed SQL databases, has expanded its global footprint with the opening of new business operations in the EMEA and APAC regions. The international expansion is being fueled by the worldwide demand for the YugabyteDB open source distributed SQL database and related products and services.
Yugabyte currently employs over 100 people around the world and expects to double the number this fiscal year in all markets, with a strategic emphasis on engineering, sales, and technical support.
The database company has opened a new European headquarters in the United Kingdom, with plans to expand into the DACH and Benelux regions in the near future to better serve current and new customers throughout the EMEA region. In addition, Yugabyte is growing its engineering team in Russia.
In the APAC region, Yugabyte has created a new presence based in Singapore to focus on sales and support functions and to identify new sales and partnering opportunities.
“One of the reasons customers choose YugabyteDB is for its ability to geographically distribute data anywhere in the world for performance, resilience, and compliance reasons,” said Karthik Ranganathan, co-founder and CTO of Yugabyte. “By expanding our global presence in engineering, sales, and support, we will be able to further accelerate product adoption and innovation, and connect with our customers where they are. We have focused our expansion into the regions with the highest market demand and top talent. We’re excited to continue our growth and build teams in these regions to join us on our mission of becoming the default database for cloud native applications in a multi-cloud world.”
Establishing Engineering Hubs
Yugabyte revealed earlier this year that it had acquired Falarica.io to begin engineering operations in India. The company announced that it would continue to invest aggressively in the area while also developing India as an engineering hub to speed up product development. A potential expansion of Yugabyte’s sales and support teams into Japan is also expected.
“In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to look at global expansion in a different way,” said Eric Landon, Vice President of Business Operations at Yugabyte. “Instead of opening new office locations, we focused on establishing sales and engineering hubs in areas of high growth and stellar talent, without being locked into long term leases. Now we have a global footprint with a remote workforce and can assess how to enable in-person collaboration when the time is right, and flexibly leverage shared workspaces or establish physical offices as the situation unfolds.”