RudderStack provides SaaS deployment options

RudderStack, a provider of open source alternatives to traditional Customer Data Platforms (CDPs), will now provide a SaaS deployment option to customers, allowing users to choose between multiple hosting options.

Customers can choose RudderStack’s SaaS offering without compromising on their security and privacy requirements, as it can run inside the customer's  Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) or RudderStack’s VPC. They can also choose to run RudderStack’s free open source version or the paid enterprise version on-prem. In either scenario, customer data remains under the control of the RudderStack customer.

RudderStack’s SaaS and enterprise offerings incorporate several new features not found in its open-source version, including Teams, SSO, Transformations, Multi-Node, High Availability, and Event Replay.

“We had a lot of interest in RudderStack from companies that didn’t want to manage running a CDP,” said Soumyadeb Mitra, CEO of RudderStack. “We developed a SaaS offering to meet that need. Large enterprises can still choose to run our open source or enterprise version on-prem and we’ve made it easy to transition from one to the other as a company grows.”

Features of the new offering include:

  • Multiple deployment options: Customers can start with the SaaS offering hosted in RudderStack’s VPC (which is simpler to set up and manage) or the customer’s VPC. As their team grows and their security/privacy requirements become more complex, they can take ownership and run it on-prem. No other vendor provides this flexibility.
  • Fixed pricing plan: RudderStack’s SaaS offering is not priced by MTUs or events, but rather by infrastructure (compute nodes) provisioned. This gives customers much more control over their costs and enables them to collect a high volume of event data without high expenses.
  • Built for engineers: While other CDPs are designed for marketers, RudderStack has added many features designed for engineers - from Kubernetes deployment (for ease of deployment) to Grafana dashboards (for ease of manageability) to Kafka integrations. RudderStack’s system is also designed to handle real-time use cases better, with, for example, real-time data exchange.

This launch follows on the heels of RudderStack’s announcing a $5M seed round led by S28 Capital in May 2020. At the time, RudderStack stated that it would use the funding in part to accelerate product development.

For more information about this news, visit https://rudderstack.com/.

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