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RDX Acquires Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Partner ClearDB

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RDX remains in acquisition mode. This time, the company has acquired Plano, Texas-based Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) specialist ClearDB. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ClearDB is a Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) partner. The company has deployed and managed more than one million cloud-based databases around the world, the company says. ClearDB also claims to be the world’s largest private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

RDX, a managed database and cloud services provider, also recently purchased London-based AWS partner clckwrk.

RDX Acquires ClearDB: Executive Perspectives

RDX CEO Buddy Flerl
RDX CEO Buddy Flerl

RDX CEO Buddy Flerl, describing the ClearDB deal, said:

"RDX is well on its way to becoming the single source for companies that wish to benefit from outsourced managed services for databases and applications, deployed in any environment – on-premise, in the cloud, or hybrid. ClearDB's DBaaS platform and services are the perfect complement to RDX's managed services."

Added ClearDB CTO and Founder Cashton Coleman:

"Today, ClearDB takes the next step into a bright future with RDX. As one company, we will be able to operationally standardize, support and increase the value delivered to our customers, who are interested in running their open source and enterprise database workloads in the Microsoft Azure and AWS clouds."

Coleman now joins RDX to run the company's cloud platform services group.

Founded in 1994, Warrendale, Pennsylvania-based RDX has since become one of the largest independent providers of database infrastructure, data management, and cloud management services in North America, the company asserts.

DBaaS’ Changing Roles

Amid the cloud and managed services technology waves, demand for database as a service has surged. Many MSPs are being pulled into the DBaaS business as companies look to move their workloads to the cloud, shirking traditional (and expensive) on-premises infrastructure.

Industry giants like Google, Oracle, and Amazon have been pushing companies to embrace DBaaS ecosystems as they look to bolster their recurring revenue streams.