PlanetScale is a California-based software company with a platform that can be used for solutions to deploy and operate Vitess clusters at scale. Its product is used by companies such as Slack, Square, Airbnb, and Github.
The company's product is open source and designed to aid companies with growing their databases. It splits up the information from the database into shards so that it can be more easily managed. The data can be distributed globally on various clouds. It is also continuously backed up so that the database is still accessible during outages.
The funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz and joined by the firm’s Cultural Leadership Fund, head of the US Digital Service Matt Cutts and SignalFire.