Every week, the HostingJournalist.com editorial staff publishes a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The HostingJournalist.com editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels. This week our editors provide you with a Top-10 list of the most interesting news items on Database trends and market developments.
SQL Database Company Cockroach Labs Plans For Accelerated Growth
October 2018 – Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB – an SQL database for building global cloud services, has hit a number of milestones since the 2.0 CockroachDB release in April 2018, including: bringing on significant new customers; breaking into new verticals; hiring senior-level strategic roles; increasing headcount by 36%; and opening new offices across the United States. Read further.
“Enterprises are looking for a distributed SQL database that provides the flexibility and solid performance to support global growth. This means a cloud-neutral solution which can support on-premise, cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. These are solutions that have not been available to enterprises in the past and are not available on Oracle, AWS or Google Cloud Platform, which is also why we are seeing so much growth in the market,” said Labs Spencer Kimball, co-founder and CEO of Cockroach.
NuoDB Adds Container-Native Features in Latest Database Release
October 2018 – The latest version of NuoDB’s database, NuoDB v3.3, is now available. The release of NuoDB v3.3 would further enable the shift that is underway inside enterprise organizations towards container-based environments. The NuoDB database is now also available for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Read further.
“Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform enables Kubernetes, the de facto container orchestration solution, for enterprises looking to embrace the efficiencies of cloud native infrastructures. With the availability of NuoDB for Red Hat OpenShift, customers have the option to select a database that is designed for elastic scalability that works with a comprehensive and flexible platform for teams to build, deploy, and scale applications with containers and Kubernetes, on any cloud,” said Jason Dobies, Principal Technical Marketing Manager, Cloud Platforms Partners Ecosystem, Red Hat.
Distributed Database Company PingCAP Raises $50M, Plans To Expand Globally
September 2018 – PingCAP, a distributed database company that created cloud-native NewSQL database TiDB, has announced a $50 million Series C funding round led by FOSUN and Morningside Venture Capital. All previous investors – China Growth Capital, Yunqi Partners, Matrix Partners China, and others – have also participated in this Series C financing round. Read further.
“A new breed of database vendors, sometimes referred to as NewSQL databases, are coming on the scene with offerings blending operational and analytical processes, which has emerged as an appealing use case for many enterprises. PingCAP is among these NewSQL database vendors and is noted for its open source, modular-based database that enables hybrid operational and analytic processing to occur in a singular system,” said James Curtis, Senior Analyst, Data Platforms and Analytics at 451 Research.
Oracle’s Autonomous, Self-Driving Cloud Database Now Available
August 2018 – The latest Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud Service and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing solutions are now available, leveraging “innovative” machine learning and automation capabilities. The “self-driving” cloud database was announced last year. Read further.
“Oracle is by far the best database in the world and it just got a lot better because now it’s autonomous. This delivers a much more reliable, much more secure system – a system that protects against data theft, a system that is up 99.995 percent of the time, and a system that makes organizations and their developers dramatically more productive,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle’s Executive Chairman and CTO.
EnterpriseDB Unveils Migration Portal For Moving Databases to EDB Postgres In The Cloud
August 2018 – Postgres-based database platform provider EnterpriseDB has launched a beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal – a fully-automated online tool for moving legacy databases to the EDB Postgres Platform. EnterpriseDB’s Migration Portal would make it easier for users to run EDB Postgres everywhere – whether an on-premises data center, private or public cloud computing platform. Read further.
“While the cloud is growing in importance to our customers, at the same time they want the flexibility to operate their Postgres databases anywhere with the same high level of performance and dependability. We’re stepping up the pace of change and innovation, so customers can move their traditional databases to EDB Postgres, plus delivering new features in Ark and Containers that enable Postgres to run everywhere,” said Ed Boyajian, president, and CEO of EnterpriseDB.
AWS Announces Availability of Its “Built-for-the-Cloud” Database Amazon Aurora Serverless
August 2018 – Amazon Aurora Serverless, a new deployment option for Amazon Aurora that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity with per-second billing for applications with less predictable usage patterns, is now generally available. Amazon Aurora Serverless would offer database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any servers. Read further.
“More and more customers are moving production applications and databases from Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora because it’s a highly available, highly durable, built-for-the-cloud database at one-tenth the cost of the older guard database offerings. With the general availability of Aurora Serverless, we now make it more cost effective for our customers to run intermittent or cyclical workloads that have less predictable usage patterns such as development and test workloads or applications that experience seasonal spikes, making Aurora even more attractive for every imaginable workload,” said Raju Gulabani, Vice President, Databases, Analytics, and Machine Learning, at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Open Source Database Company MariaDB Appoints Franz Aman as CMO
February 2018 – MariaDB Corporation, the company behind one of the fastest growing open source databases, has announced the appointment of Franz Aman as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Aman joins MariaDB with over 25 years of experience leading integrated, data-driven marketing programs at some of the best-known global technology companies. Read further.
“MariaDB is disrupting the decades-old database industry through its modern, open source solutions tailored to today’s evolving infrastructure and real-time demands. I’m thrilled to be joining MariaDB at this pivotal point in the company’s growth and to have the opportunity to work with such a talented team. The market opportunity we have is enormous and I am looking forward to helping take our customer acquisition strategy to the next level as the ubiquity of MariaDB continues to grow around the world,” said Franz Aman.
How Trimble Successfully Migrated Their Databases To The Cloud
February 2018 – VIDEO – Trimble, a global provider of telematics solutions, used the AWS Schema Conversion Tool to quickly analyze their database migration project and accelerate their move to PostgreSQL databases on AWS. Watch the VIDEO.
Trimble had a significant investment in on-premises hardware in North America and Europe running Oracle databases. Rather than refresh the hardware and renew the licenses, they opted to migrate the databases to AWS Cloud. They ran the AWS Schema Conversion Tool to analyze the effort, and then migrated their complete database to a managed PostgreSQL service on Amazon RDS. The new cloud environment is expected to cost one quarter of the old on-premises environment.
45% of US Database Professionals, Managers Now Managing Relational Databases In Cloud
January 2018 – Cloud technology currently plays a significant role in database hosting that will continue to grow, according to a new survey that was conducted among more than 200 database professionals and managers at organizations across North America. Quest Software commissioned Unisphere Research to conduct the survey and gain insight into the evolving challenges of DBAs. Read further.
“As evidenced by this important new research, the role of today’s DBA is evolving as businesses increasingly adopt a variety of database platforms across the organization, both on-premise and in the cloud, to manage the high volume of business-critical data and applications across the organization. Easy-to-use and reliable automation tools will play a critical role in helping DBAs navigate the changing database ecosystem and empower them play an active role in the growth of their business,” said Patrick O’Keeffe, Executive Director, Software Engineering, Quest Software.
Database Platform MongoDB Atlas Now Available on AWS Marketplace
December 2018 – MongoDB, a New York-based database as a service company with more than 4,900 customers in over 85 countries, has announced the availability of MongoDB Atlas on AWS Marketplace. The database platform provider is also announcing several technology advancements for its cloud database service. Read further.
“Since MongoDB Atlas first launched on AWS, it has become a popular way for customers to run one of the leading NoSQL databases. Our customers want easy-to-deploy SaaS solutions and the availability of MongoDB’s solution on AWS Marketplace allows the more than 160,000 active customers using software from AWS Marketplace to drive innovation and improve performance with integrated billing directly on AWS Marketplace,” said Barry Russell, General Manager of Worldwide Business Development, AWS Marketplace and Service Catalog, Amazon Web Services.