xkoto named in first annual Information Week Start-up 50
April 30th, 2009

xkoto's GRIDSCALE database virtualization product delivers unprecedented levels of availability and scalability for SQL server and DB2 environments. 

InformationWeek's Startup 50 is a list of the top 50 business technology startups selected by InformationWeek readers and editors. Companies were selected in a three-step process that involved nomination, online voting, and editorial vetting.

The technologies and the companies behind them were evaluated on the following criteria:


  • Innovation and their ability to inject new ways of doing things into business processes
  • Value, which is reflected in lower costs, increased sales, higher productivity, or improved customer loyalty
  • Enterprise-readiness, meaning that a product or service scales and can be deployed and managed as necessary by IT pros


xkoto is the developer and marketer of GRIDSCALE, which virtualizes the database infrastructure, enabling businesses to distribute application load horizontally across multiple instances of commercial databases running on clusters of low-cost hardware, mid-range systems and virtual machines.

With GRIDSCALE, businesses can improve performance and scalability and achieve continuous availability for business-critical applications. For more information about GRIDSCALE, visit http://www.xkoto.com/gridscale.

"More than ever, IT organizations are looking for solutions that help them solve critical business problems and enable them to do more with less," said David Patrick, CEO and President of xkoto. "Increasingly, businesses are choosing GRIDSCALE to ensure 24x7 operations, dramatically improve database performance and drive down operational costs. Being named to the InformationWeek Startup 50 list is a clear indication that we have developed a technology that meets an urgent and growing need for businesses of all sizes."

This latest nomination follows on xkoto being named "Startup of the Year" in 2008 by InformationWeek at its InformationWeek 500 conference. A panel of CIOs from major companies chose xkoto over the competition for delivering innovative technology that offers enterprise value for a modest investment. Visit http://www.xkoto.com/informationweek for more information.