Yugabyte has released Yugabyte Cloud, Yugabyte’s public database-as-a-service offering. Yugabyte Cloud, a fully managed offering from YugabyteDB, combines the power of distributed SQL with the ease of use of a cloud database service.
Developers can create and connect to a highly scalable, resilient Postgres-compatible database in minutes with zero operational overhead. Yugabyte announced Yugabyte Cloud from the keynote phase of the third annual Distributed SQL Summit.
“YugabyteDB is the database of choice for companies developing cloud-native microservices that require highly scalable and resilient recording systems,” said Karthik Ranganathan, co-founder and CTO of Yugabyte. “YugabyteDB is functionally compatible with Postgres, so developers can easily start using the database without changing any code or tools. And now Yugabyte Cloud makes distributed SQL effortless, so developers can focus on the application rather than the database. “
“We don’t want to have to worry too much about running a high availability database,” says Philippe Larochelle, application architect at Abra Controls. “We’re much more interested in learning the intricacies of calculating gas flows and doing it well than in running a database. Yugabyte Cloud frees us from the operating expenses of operating a database and at the same time fulfills our need for reliability and scalability. “
In the past few months, more than 1,000 companies have signed up for the beta version of Yugabyte Cloud. Early access customers such as Midoin, Abra Controls and Keepworks use Yugabyte Cloud to run their native cloud applications and business-critical services. Yugabyte Cloud is available in over 30 regions on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, with Microsoft Azure coming soon.
With Yugabyte Cloud, developers can focus on building great applications while leaving the day-to-day operations to Yugabyte. The cloud database service applies industry best practices to securely manage the infrastructure and database and offers features such as daily backups, nondisruptive software upgrades, continuous availability, database usage monitoring, logging and auditing, identity and access management, data encryption and key rotation.
“When it comes to cloud databases, attributes such as resilience, scalability, geodistribution and security are of paramount importance, as is a common control interface in an increasingly distributed world. But it’s rare for a database to excel on each of these, ”said Mike Leone, senior analyst at ESG. “Yugabyte’s Postgres-compatible database offers linear scalability, proven resilience, cross-tool and environmental compatibility, and built-in security designed from the ground up to avoid compromise. When you combine all of these, you get one of the most powerful and compelling databases on the market. “
Yugabyte Cloud offers simple pricing based on the number of vCPUs used in the distributed database environment. Depending on their needs, customers can choose between pay-as-you-go prices and an annual subscription. To make it even easier for developers to get started, Yugabyte offers an unlimited free tier of the cloud service.