Datical Concludes 2018 with a 94 Percent Increase in Annual Subscription Revenue

Leader in Database Release Automation Continuous Yearly Momentum, Expanding the Company’s Customer Base by 30 Percent

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datical, the leading provider of database release automation solutions, closed 2018 increasing annual subscription revenue by 94 percent and growing its customer base by 30 percent. Year over year, Datical continues to see large enterprises, such as Colonial Life and Zions Bancorporation, adopt its solutions to modernize their database release processes to keep up with the rapidly accelerating application release cycle.

As IT continues to embrace DevOps and agile development practices to quickly deliver applications to the market, development teams are increasingly realizing that velocity constraints are due to database changes.

For the first time, DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) included the need for data management in its 2018 State of DevOps Report as a solution to better support agile development practices. According to the report, agile developers need to improve their database skills to become more capable and self-sufficient by reducing the need for a database administrator (DBA) to implement every database change.

Additionally, a recent Gartner report1 states that “enabling continuous deployment for your database changes will allow you to reduce time between database releases while reducing the number of database-related issues reported in QA, staging and production. Reduce human error through the use of tooling and scripting to improve the database code and schema quality. Implementing continuous integration allows developers and DBAs to quickly validate database changes using a frequent, automated, repeatable process. Perhaps most significantly, implementing continuous delivery for your database will help close the gap between application development and the data group by forcing them to collaborate and adopt a culture of continuous improvement for the database, not just the application.”

Furthermore, a recent report from 451 Research also highlighted the importance of automation in data centric environments, as well as Datical’s position in the market. “The shift toward agile development in recent years has seen many enterprises increasing the rate of application development and deployment with a view to being more responsive to their users and driving digital transformation,” wrote Matt Aslett, research vice president at 451 Research. “While application development and release cycles have accelerated, the same cannot be said of database release cycles, leading to the database potentially becoming a brake on application development and business agility. The focus of attention on automation in data-centric environments is set to accelerate into 2019 as users look to understand the potential benefits and threats of autonomous databases and automated data-related products and services. Datical is squarely focused on addressing this specific issue with its database release automation technology.”

2018 Corporate, Product and Partner Milestones

  • Increased annual subscription revenue by 94 percent
  • Expanded customer based by 30 percent year-over-year, including enterprises such as Colonial Life and Zions Bancorporation
  • Extended its global partnership with Delphix to deliver new DataOps solutions to market
  • Announced support for Liquibase Workflow, allowing Liquibase users to access its enterprise-class platform for automating database releases
  • Named a finalist for 2018 DevOps Dozen for Best DevOps Commercial Solution, Most Innovative DevOps Solution of the Year and Top DevOps Evangelist

“It’s incredible to see the increased industry recognition the database has received in the past year, as it relates to overall application delivery strategy. This has been a contributing factor to Datical’s overall upward momentum,” said Derek Hutson, CEO of Datical. “We are proud of our phenomenal growth, with customer usage expanding at a rate higher than ever. As we kick off 2019, our focus is on continued growth and expansion within our partnership ecosystem and our customer base. Helping to support companies such as Colonial Life and Zions Bancorporation underscores our mission to improve and simplify continuous application delivery through database release automation processes.”


About Datical, Inc.
Datical’s mission is to transform the way businesses build software so they can deliver better customer experiences faster. Datical solutions deliver the database release automation capabilities technology executives need to get the most out of their Agile, Cloud, DevOps and Continuous Delivery investments. With Datical database release automation, organizations can shorten the time it takes to bring applications to market while eliminating the security vulnerabilities, costly errors, data loss and downtime often associated with current database deployment methods. For more information, visit www.datical.com, call 737-402-7187 or connect via @datical.

Danielle Salvato-Earl
Offleash for Datical

1 Gartner, “Implement Agile Database Development to Achieve Continuous Delivery” (Dec. 20, 2018)