Akamai Unveils Linode Managed Database

Akamai booth

After acquiring cloud hosting provider Linode last February for $900 million, Akamai has now unveiled a managed database service powered by Linode with support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, and MongoDB. This Linode Managed Database from Akamai would simplify database deployment, reduce risk, increase efficiency, and reduce the complexity associated with manual administration of production database clusters.

Linode customers have expressed a strong need for managed databases. Following its purchase of Linode in February of this year, Akamai’s first product launch in its compute line of business is the Linode Managed Database service. According to Akami, it confirms its ambition to establish one of the world’s most powerful and distributed computing platforms from cloud to edge.

“Every web application needs a database,” said Will Charnock, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai, Compute. “Being able to automate aspects of database management is critical for applications that need to be scalable, highly performant, and resilient. Linode Managed Database continues the important work, which began with Linode Kubernetes Engine – our managed Kubernetes service – of supporting developers, businesses, and partners by managing the day-to-day tasks of mission critical components of their applications, allowing them to focus more on innovation and less on daily infrastructure management. With the click of a button, developers can have a fully managed database deployed and ready to be populated.”

Managed Database for MySQL

Photo Will Charnock, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai, Compute
“Being able to automate aspects of database management is critical for applications that need to be scalable, highly performant, and resilient,” said Will Charnock, Senior Director of Engineering, Akamai, Compute.

According to Akamai, databases are the most important part of any application, yet manually managing them in production can take a lot of time and effort. Users may delegate typical deployment and maintenance chores to Linode and choose high availability options to ensure that database performance and uptime are never impacted with Akamai’s Linode Managed Database solution. As a result, when compared to manual administration, less hands-on management knowledge would be required to install applications while the risk of downtime can be reduced.

The Linode Managed Database for MySQL will be available in all of Linode’s 11 worldwide data centers at launch, with support for PostgreSQL, Redis, and MongoDB coming in the second quarter of 2022. Customers may take advantage of features like flat-rate pricing, security and recovery measures, flexible deployment choices, and high-availability cluster options with each supported managed database.