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Database appliance company Kickfire raises $20M

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Kickfire, the maker of a database appliance that’s completely compatible with MySQL, has raised $20 million in a second round of funding. Pinnacle Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and the Mayfield Fund.

The Santa Clara, Calif. startup told VentureWire that its first product, which will analyze and report on data from a MySQL database, will hit the market in October, and will be cheaper than competing offerings from Greenplum and Teradata. Kickfire raised a $10.75 million first round two years in 2006.