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Financial Network, Inc. Moves to the Google Cloud Platform with MariaDB SkySQL

MariaDB Corporation have announced that the financial services company Financial Network, Inc. (FNI) has chosen MariaDB SkySQL as its cloud database running on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

With MariaDB, FNI was able to expand its product offering to bring additional value to its customers. MariaDB not only supported FNI’s requirements for security, scalability and high availability, its Oracle compatibility features aided in its migration. Now FNI is expanding its MariaDB footprint with SkySQL to reduce data centre costs and to realise the benefits of cloud database services from the source, the same experts building the database.

“MariaDB has been a true collaborative partner for us in our journey to the cloud,” said Bryan Bancroft, lead database administrator at FNI. “With SkySQL, we don’t have to bother with containers or managing the database, that’s left to the database professionals at MariaDB. We also have the option of easily expanding our applications to leverage blended transactions and analytics when the time is right. Moving to MariaDB from Oracle was a key strategic business decision for us and has ultimately saved us up to 80% in database costs – allowing us to reinvest the savings into delivering new, critical solutions for our customers.”

SkySQL brings the full power of MariaDB Platform to the cloud for transactions, analytics or hybrid workloads at any scale, combining powerful enterprise features and world-class support with unrivalled ease of use and innovation. SkySQL is built on a state-of-the-art, cloud-agnostic foundation and is fully customisable to meet both business and technical requirements.

Available since March 2020, SkySQL has been used by customers in more than 48 countries around the world for a wide variety of use cases including for extra capacity to handle peak workloads, micro-lending transactions combined with analytics for real-time financial analysis, lift and shift from MariaDB and MySQL on-premises to the cloud, data redundancy for disaster recovery strategies and migration from AWS Redshift to MariaDB for cloud data warehousing.


  • Polly is a journalist, content creator and general opinion holder from North Wales. She has written for a number of publications, usually hovering around the topics of fintech, tech, lifestyle and body positivity.

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