Pure Storage Launches Database-as-a-Service Platform for Kubernetes

Data storage vendor Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), delivering storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, has launched Portworx Data Services – a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Platform for Kubernetes.

Modern applications consist of dozens or even hundreds of microservices, frequently backed by one or more data services such as databases, streaming and message queues, search, AI/ML pipelines, and more. The management of so many kinds of data services can be challenging, stated Pure Storage. However, this complexity is further compounded by the amount of database instances that may be managed and extended across different testing, device and production settings and between available zones and clouds.

The performance, high availability, protection of data, data security, compliance and more have different needs. Due to this complexity, DevOps teams would spend a considerable deal of their time fighting fires instead of offering users new capabilities.

Photo Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage
“We’ve built a foundation for our customers to deploy stateful applications on Kubernetes with confidence and ease, Portworx Data Services is the next leap forward in this journey,” said Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.

Portworx Data Services provides automated DBaaS administration to address these and other challenges. With the click of a button, DevOps engineers can deploy a managed, production-grade data service on Kubernetes from one of the industry’s broadest catalog of options for SQL, NoSQL, search, streaming, and more, with fully automated Day-2 operations.

“As the market leader in data management for Kubernetes, we’ve built a foundation for our customers to deploy stateful applications on Kubernetes with confidence and ease,” said Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage. “Portworx Data Services is the next leap forward in this journey. Now we don’t just give IT teams the tools needed to run data services in production, we are providing an as-a-service experience for the data services themselves so our customers can focus on innovation, not operations.”

Key Capabilities Portworx Data Services

Portworx Data Services delivers the following key capabilities to help customers accelerate innovation:

  • Built upon the gold standard of Kubernetes storage and data management – Portworx Enterprise provides the building blocks for building production-grade data services on Kubernetes such as high availability, data protection, data security and mobility. Portworx Data Services combines these and best practices skills to develop and operate business-class on-demand data services in any Kubernetes cluster.
  • Supports the broadest range of data services – Users can leverage Portworx Data Services to deploy and manage this broadest catalog of stateful applications, providing solutions for SQL, NoSQL, search, streaming, and other stateful workloads.
  • Dramatically simplifies running data services on Kubernetes – Applications deployed by Portworx Data Services automatically support backup and restore, high availability, disaster recovery (DR), data security, automated capacity management, and data migration.
  • Provides consistent operational experience regardless of environment – Cloud or on-premises doesn’t matter. According to Pure Storage, DevOps teams will have the same DBaaS experience for all data services regardless of where their application runs.

An Early Access Program for Portworx Data Services is now open. Pure Storage has announced general availability for Portworx Data Services in early 2022.

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