Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB Unveil ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB TX

The announcement represents a further expansion of the MariaDB and Alibaba Cloud collaboration.

At The Computing Conference 2018 hosted by Alibaba, Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB Corporation – the company behind this open source database – have announced the general availability of ApsaraDB Relational Database Service (RDS) for MariaDB TX. Alibaba Cloud is the first public cloud provider to offer this enterprise version of MariaDB with access to the latest database innovations and advanced security.

The announcement represents a further expansion of the MariaDB and Alibaba Cloud collaboration. In November 2017, Alibaba Group led MariaDB’s Series C funding round. Previously, the two companies worked together closely to enhance features for products such as AliSQL, a cloud-friendly open source project that enables Alibaba’s code to work with MariaDB.

MariaDB uses pluggable, purpose-built storage engines to support enterprise workloads that previously required a variety of specialized databases. Deployed “in minutes” for transactional or analytical use cases, MariaDB would deliver operational agility without sacrificing key enterprise features including real ACID compliance and full SQL. The open source database company is trusted by organizations such as Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, The Home Depot, ServiceNow and Verizon.

Cloud Database Deployments

Through their partnership, Alibaba Cloud and MariaDB Corporation offer enterprises direct support for MariaDB database deployments in the Alibaba Cloud while providing access to MariaDB’s secured enterprise solution for transactional workloads.

“Alibaba Cloud is dedicated to offer our customers the most advanced and affordable technologies that can be deployed easily to meet their enterprise-level demands,” said Alibaba Cloud Product Director He Yunfei. “We are excited to work with MariaDB to offer this one-of-a-kind solution, ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB TX, to our customers.”

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC.