VoltDB was founded in the first decade of this century by Michael Stonebraker and others. The eponymous database the company offers was based originally on H-Store, a research project that emerged in 2007 and which was available as an open source project. By 2012 VoltDB had come to market with a commercial version of the product and the H-Store closed down in 2016.
VoltDB has its headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts and also has offices in the UK and China. It has a direct sales force but also leverages partners that OEM its technology. While the product is suitable for a wide range of use cases, roughly three quarters of the company’s customers are within the telecommunications sector (Nokia, Vodaphone and Deutsche Telecom are examples), with financial services (Barclays) its second largest user base. There is a Community Edition of the product, which is free to download, as well as an Enterprise Edition. The product is also available via AWS.