Analyst Coverage: Philip Howard
Crate.io was formed in 2013 and has offices in Germany, Austria and the United States (New York and San Francisco). It has raised several rounds of funding, starting with seed monies in 2014 and the most recent A series funding in mid-2018.
The company specifically targets Internet of Things (IoT) and related environments, both through direct sales and via partnerships. The latter category includes systems integrators such as Accenture and Cap Gemini, ISVs and OEMs that include both Nokia and McAfee, and technology partners and integrations with Kafka, Flink, StreamSets, Pentaho, Telegraf, ZoomData, Power BI, Docker and Kubernetes amongst others. The company has a Microsoft co-sell agreement. The product, CrateDB, runs either in the cloud (AWS, Azure or IBM) or on bare metal and is available either via an Enterprise license (run anywhere) or it is available in a Database as a Service offering on either AWS or Azure with elastic, horizontal scaling.