(REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Mar. 14, 2022) - Today we are excited to announce that
we have raised $2.2M Series Seed led by Brue2 Ventures, C3 Ventures and Secure
Octane and announced General Availability of our database edge cache platform.
PolyScale gives developers and architects immediate global caching for their
databases, designed to meet the low latency and high concurrency demands of
today’s data-intensive applications. It takes only a few minutes to connect an
existing database and PolyScale automatically caches and serves database queries
at the edge, closer to your users.
Our mission: Enable edge-first data, without cost and complexity.
Modern Data: Global and Serverless
Businesses of all sizes continue to experience exponential growth in data
volumes. Data volumes bring data gravity, the tendency for a large body of data
to attract applications, services and other data. Scaling and distributing data
becomes increasingly burdensome, both complex and expensive.
Data is the backbone of many companies and as such is continuously scrutinized
to meet demanding SLAs as well as low-latency user expectations. Outside the
Enterprise, we regularly use data-intensive applications such as Uber,
Instagram, and Amazon. These raise the bar inside the Enterprise. Multi-region
accessibility, global low-latency usage, security, compliance, reliability and
highly available are minimum requirements, all to be delivered at minimum cost.
Meeting these expectations can stifle data agility.
A modern data architecture might involve a transactional database at its core.
With change-data-capture (CDC) streams simultaneously feeding separate and
independent data services for BI, Analytics, and Search. Imposing a holistic
approach to data management, access, and performance becomes complicated.
PolyScale brings a new kind of data distribution and performance solution that
focuses on these fundamental challenges and principles. A serverless, no-code,
lightweight data edge cache that can be activated in minutes and requires zero
effort to manage and scale globally.
Thinking Edge-first Data
Modern CDN (Cloudflare, Fastly, etc), Function as a Service (Netlify, Vercel,
AWS Lambda, etc), and Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc) ecosystems provide multiple
serverless compute options for deploying static content and business logic
globally. Lightweight container orchestration (Fly.io, Section.io, etc) makes it
simple to deploy entire applications to multiple regions. These platforms
seamlessly integrate into Git-driven workflows relieving the burden of
infrastructure from the Engineering and DevOps teams.
At PolyScale, we consider this workflow and default global deployment strategy
to be “edge first thinking”. How can we delight all users with a low latency
experience? Edge first thinking is a catalyst for agility and lightness as the
response to high data gravity.
Edge-first thinking also spans polyglot persistence and not just those powering
public-facing web applications. For example, consider a data warehouse that is
being utilized by a Business Intelligence team for analytical purposes. As the
access to that data expands to additional teams across multiple geographies,
concurrency and latency become challenging, infrastructure costs increase and
support teams are tasked to respond to performance inquiries. PolyScale solves
these challenges at the edge, bringing low latency across regions, freeing up
infrastructure and personnel.
Edge first thinking encourages enterprises to focus on the requirements of data
consumers, with data scaling built into the architecture.
AI-driven Caching & Data Distribution
The complexities of what data to store where, and for how long is where
PolyScale’s AI-driven cache comes into play. PolyScale intelligently distributes
and caches database data at the edge, with no changes to your current database.
The platform inspects and learns from each individual SQL query that passes
through the network, optimizing cache efficiency dynamically in real-time.
We think this is an industry-changing paradigm. Caching dynamics are
non-trivial, workloads are ever-changing and applications can easily support
tens of thousands of unique queries. Relying on developers to optimize against
this with simple static tooling is infeasible.
PolyScale’s AI continuously optimizes what to cache and for how long, as well as
automatically detects data change statements with our Smart Invalidation
technology that automatically invalidates the changed data from the cache
General Availability & What’s Next?
This raise takes our total Series Seed funding to $3.4M. This round represents a
continued commitment by our investors and founding team to execute and redefine
how data is distributed and queried.
Today we open the platform for General Availability with support for MySQL,
MariaDB, and PostgreSQL with our immediate roadmap adding support for several
additional databases as well as core platform features for supporting serverless
functions at scale.
We are also looking for people who are passionate about databases and data
scaling as a whole. If you believe in abstracting hard problems from developers
and if data at the edge excites you, join
PolyScale’s proposition is simple: if you utilize a database in the cloud,
accelerate your data holistically.
PolyScale.ai - The Edge First Data Platform™