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The Hottest Enterprise Tech Startups to Watch in 2019


#MariaDB momentum is heating up! @computerworlduk lists #MariaDB as one of the hottest enterprise tech startups in the world. http://ow.ly/I7fU30nAud5


Who are the hottest enterprise tech startups in the world? MariaDB as an open source database contender made the list by Computerworld UK. http://ow.ly/I7fU30nAud5


The hottest enterprise tech startups to watch in 2019


Enterprise software is big business, and the startup sector is bustling with companies looking to capitalise

Enterprise technology is big business, and the startup sector is bustling with companies capitalising on the growth of demand for tools in the world of big data, devops, cloud, mobility, the internet of things and cybersecurity.

The latest figures from analyst house Gartner pegs worldwide IT spending at $3.76 trillion in 2019, an increase of 3.2 percent from 2018. Of that spending enterprise software spending is projected to grow 8.5 percent in 2019 and another 8.2 percent in 2020 to total $466 billion.

John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner said: “Spending is moving from saturated segments such as mobile phones, PCs and on-premises data centre infrastructure to cloud services and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. IoT devices, in particular, are starting to pick up the slack from devices.”

In this list we have pulled together some of the hottest startups who are building software and services aimed directly at large enterprise customers, not consumers.

Here are just some of the fastest growing enterprise startups in the world, who their customers are, funding so far and how close they might be to a 2019 initial public offering (IPO).



Another open source database specialist is MariaDB, which Gartner places as the best-placed open source challenger to Oracle and Microsoft in its Magic Quadrant for operational database management systems.

Speaking about the advantages of using MariaDB over the ‘big three’ database providers, CEO Michael Howard told Computerworld UK: “We can’t just rely on a single set of product managers or engineers in a single company that doesn’t have perspective […] so the special part about MariaDB and the open source mandate is we are inclusive of our own ideas and communities.”

Funding: MariaDB has raised more than $98 million in funding so far, including sizeable investments from the European Investment Bank and Alibaba in 2017 alone.


Iris Herrera Whitney

Corporate Communications


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