Clustrix bags $10M more in funding to keep scaling out its SQL database

Clustrix, which touts its scale-out SQL database as the database to the cloud, now has $10 million in new Series D funding to keep scaling it out. Coming atop last year’s $16.5 million Series C round, this brings  funding to date for the NewSQL player to about $56.5 million.
HighBar Partners, a new investor, led this round, joining existing backers Sequoia Capital, U.S. Venture Partners, ATA Ventures and others. HighBar’s John Kim and Roy Thiele-Sardina and ATA Ventures’ Mike Hodges are joining the Clustrix board.
Clustrix, which competes, depending on the workload, with VoltDBNuoDB and DBshards and other NewSQL players, is available on infrastructure from Amazon Web Services(s amzn), Rackspace(s rax), GoGrid, Equinix and BlueBoxGroup. And the company claims name-brand customers including AOL, Rakuten Global Markets and Symantec(s symc).
In a statement, Clustrix CEO Robin Purohit (pictured above) said demand for “operational databases that can analyze data in real-time has never been greater with the rapid growth of new hyperscale applications in …  e-commerce, online gaming and advertisement.”
This new money will let San Francisco-based Clustrix pursue those opportunities aggressively, he said.
Update: This story was corrected at 12:00 p.m. PDT to correct the total funding figure.