Brisbane open-source database specialist Open Query acquired by Catalyst IT Australia

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Brisbane open-source database specialist Open Query acquired by Catalyst IT Australia

Queensland-based open-source database expert Open Query has been acquired by Catalyst IT Australia, the local arm of New Zealand-born open-source technology integrator.

Open Query delivers training and support for MySQL, MariaDB, Percona XtraDB and related open source technologies, and offers system administration and security services.

Open Query's flagship service offering is the support and maintenance of databases on the aforementioned open-source platforms, with offerings spanning initial health checks and ad-hoc consulting, to subscription-based proactive support and remote database monitoring.

Open Query services small online businesses as well as bigger customers such as universities enterprises and government.

Founded in New Zealand in 1997, Catalyst IT is an open source integrator offering enterprise services and support and custom development of eLearning, library management, website CMS, document management and training, powered by software such Drupal, SilverStripe CMS, Moodle, Samba and other software. The company also offers managed hosting on AWS and other platforms.

The Australian arm of Catalyst, which is spearheading the acquisition, was set up in 2008.

“Catalyst’s core values are very much aligned with those of Open Query, which is why we are particularly pleased with this outcome”, Open Query founder and executive director Arjen Lentz said.

Catalyst IT Australia has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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