ScaleArc, a leading provider of database load balancing software, today announced that the company has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in DBMS, 2015 report, published April 9, 2015 by Gartner, Inc.

"We consider ScaleArc's inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner confirmation of our mission to enable customers to improve availability and performance of the data and applications that drive their business," said Justin Barney president and CEO of ScaleArc. "We continue to innovate our approach to database load balancing software, which helps enterprises deliver a zero downtime environment and keep all of their applications running at peak performance. ScaleArc's software enables an agile data tier that speeds development, increases flexibility, and – most importantly – improves uptime for organizations while driving down costs."

Gartner's Cool Vendor research "is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services."

According to Gartner, "the issues surrounding continuous operations have driven increasing use of multiserver deployments, both on-premises and in the cloud. Existing, widely used DBMSs such as, DB2, MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server are often being called upon to deliver operational characteristics that strain their capabilities, demand additional specialized skills, and/or require alterations to existing practices. Vendors of those DBMSs are now partnering (to varying degrees) with new market entrants, who offer these enhanced capabilities."