MariaDB Corp. and cloud data integration firm Qlik Inc. are teaming up to make it simpler for companies to migrate from older database management systems to MariaDB’s Enterprise Server, Xpand distributed SQL database or SkySQL cloud database service.
MariaDB, which sells a commercial version of the open-source MariaDB DBMS, said its engine can do the work of many proprietary engines at a fraction of the cost. The pairing, announced Thursday, is aimed at providing continuous integration and replication of synced data across on-premises, hybrid and cloud environments.
Qlik’s technology is based on change data capture, a technique that tracks changes in a source dataset and replicates them to a target dataset in near-real-time. The company also specializes in analytics data pipeline development and data lineage/cataloging for delivering analytical data quickly for use by analysts and data scientists.
The combination of Qlik data integration and MariaDB makes it possible for developers to create purpose-built applications and for businesses to analyze the performance of their applications in real-time, MariaDB said.
“Qlik can support MariaDB customers that want fully automated, real-time, CDC and data integration with MariaDB database products for a more data-centric and data-driven business,” Itamar Ankorion, senior vice president of technology alliances at Qlik, said in a statement.
The companies said the partnership will expand processing options for customers that want to take advantage of data analytics, save money through the elimination of legacy database licenses and provide the ability to leverage replications of data for compliance reasons or during migration to other platforms for high-availability purposes.