About PlanetScale

PlanetScale was founded in 2018 by the co-creators and maintainers of the Vitess open source project. We are a globally-distributed company that values high performance, accountability, and integrity.

Our experience

We are a small team of database experts with a combined experience of over 550 years scaling some of the largest systems on the planet at these companies:

  • Adobe
  • Amazon
  • AngelList
  • Booking.com
  • Clearbit
  • Clover
  • DataStax
  • DigitalOcean
  • Disqus
  • Dropbox
  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Facebook
  • Fastly
  • FedEx
  • Flickr
  • GitHub
  • Godaddy
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Instagram
  • Loudcloud
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • Outbrain
  • Pantheon
  • Percona
  • Playstation
  • Product Hunt
  • Pythian
  • Rackspace
  • Segment
  • Sentry
  • Slack
  • Square
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Tata
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Our values

Every day matters

Time is the only thing we cannot buy more of. Nobody owes us tomorrow.

We are fearless

You can only build a future you believe in. We make bets, we take risks, we are optimists.

No passengers

We all drive the company forward and we all have key contributions to make. Nobody gets to sit back. Nobody takes a backseat to our success and comes along for the ride.

Experts leading experts

We do not tolerate leaders that are not experts in their craft. This is in service to our people. Nobody wants to work for someone they do not have professional respect for.