Citus Data, a San Francisco, CA-based creator of solutions that scale out PostgreSQL for real-time big data, secured $9.5m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Khosla Ventures, with participation form existing investors Data Collective and Vaizra Investments. In conjunction with the funding, Ari Zilka, a partner at Khosla Ventures and previously chief technology officer at Hortonworks, will join Citus Data’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to grow the development team and expand sales and marketing efforts.
Led by Umur Cubukcu, CEO and Co-founder, Citus Data provides solutions that enable real-time big data by scaling out PostgreSQL.
The CitusDB database powers both real-time operational and analytic workloads across hundreds of billions of events while supporting both structured as well as JSON data. The company also offers pg_shard, an open source extension for sharding and scaling out PostgreSQL across a highly available cluster of commodity servers, and cstore_fdw, an open source extension for creating columnar PostgreSQL tables for reduced storage footprint.
Citus Data is a Y Combinator alumnus.