Why innovative startups should consider TiDB

Take you through the specific ways TiDB can solve your infrastructure issues.

How TiDB can address your challenges

Easily scale your database

TiDB is horizontally scalable. You can easily scale your database to tens or hundreds of nodes without any modification to your application or any downtime. This brings huge operational efficiencies by avoiding errors, eliminating complexity, and reducing operational costs due to scale. The developers can focus on application development. This “cloud-native” scale-out capability supports your fast-paced growth and is key for innovation.

Iterate quickly and innovate faster

TiDB supports the MySQL protocol and behaves like MySQL, so it’s easy to find developers and tools that can work with it. Because the storage engine ( TiKV, TiFlash) and the computing layer are not based on MySQL code, there is not the same legacy code to work with. This improves development speed (Golang, Rust) and brings new features to market faster.

Run on any cloud

TiDB is an open-source project that gives you the freedom to deploy on any cloud or locally without vendor lock-in. You can leverage the best of all cloud environments. Choose your favorite cloud vendor with the service you need or with the best discount.

Lower your data infrastructure operating cost

It is not easy for a fast-growing company to maintain its data infrastructure. It is not only about how to scale your database but also about maintaining a complex data stack that makes your business become more complex. At some point, startups will consolidate their technology stacks to build a neat and resilient architecture for sustainable growth. You don’t need to maintain a large number of database instances.

Case studies


Streak is a Google Chrome extension. It directly integrates with Google Workplace to create a customer relationship management (CRM) dashboard of sales pipelines, contacts, and action items. Founded in 2011, they now have over 6,000 customers worldwide, including industry-leading companies like Opendoor, Uber, Atlassian, Logitech, Rappi, and Keller Williams.

A leading payment company in Japan

This company acquired more than 10 million users in less than one year. During this journey, they faced quite fierce competition. There were more than 20 competitors at that time. The company ran a few successful campaigns to grab a significant market share. But with the growth of the business, their database could not keep up. They had database performance issues during the campaigns-even with the most powerful AWS Aurora instance.

A hot chat app startup

In the beginning, this customer replaced Aurora with TiDB to solve their scalability and performance issues. Then, they fully used TiDB’s HTAP capability and migrated more applications from MongoDB and Elasticsearch to TiDB. They have a hybrid workload for serving (fast and high concurrent data write and read) and analytics (reporting style). TiDB can support both kinds of workloads at the same time. In addition, they only have five backend engineers, so efficiency is crucial. TiDB Cloud saves the effort of operating databases and makes their growth easier.

Want to learn more about TiDB or give it a try?

You can get more information about TiDB through our website: www.pingcap.com. You can find and read more documents and blog posts there. If you have any questions, feel free to join our Slack channel for help.



PingCAP is the team behind TiDB, an open-source MySQL compatible NewSQL database. Official website: https://pingcap.com/ GitHub: https://github.com/pingcap

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PingCAP is the team behind TiDB, an open-source MySQL compatible NewSQL database. Official website: https://pingcap.com/ GitHub: https://github.com/pingcap