Managed database and cloud services provider RDX has acquired ClearDB, a Plano, Tx.-based Database-as-a-Service provider, as part of an aggressive strategic expansion of the RDX service portfolio.

ClearDB has deployed and managed more than 1 million cloud-based databases worldwide through its software platform, and is the world's largest private MySQL-as-a-Service provider.

"ClearDB's DBaaS platform and services are the perfect complement to RDX's managed services," RDX CEO Buddy Flerl said in a statement. "Together, we can now provide a turnkey outsourced solution for companies seeking to benefit from the scalability, performance and efficiency of the DBaaS platform model."

  • This is RDX’s second deal this month, following its acquisition of clckwrk, a London-based provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud migration, implementation and management services.
  • The clckwrk acquisition diversified RDX’s portfolio of services and expanded its presence in Europe.
  • The 451 Group Founder and Research Director William Fellows said in a statement, "IT services are evolving out of being a pure outsourcing play, and into a new world of delivering business outcomes as a service, using intelligent platforms. Adding ClearDB's DBaaS offerings to its service portfolio will strengthen RDX's value proposition as more enterprises adopt this approach to IT."