NuoDB, a distributed SQL database company, has unveiled NuoDB 4.0, which offers expanded cloud-native and cloud-agnostic capabilities with support for Kubernetes Operators and Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure public clouds.
Now, in addition to supporting Amazon Web Services, NuoDB is now certified for both Adding Azure and Google Cloud Platform certification in addition to support for Amazon Web Services, NuoDB is providing customers with a choice of public clouds as well as the option to deploy on-premise or in private clouds.
The new release also includes the recently announced Kubernetes Operator to simplify and automate database deployments in Red Hat OpenShift. The Operator leverages NuoDB Admin, a new, simplified management tier that includes a REST API designed to improve database lifecycle management and ensure simple and seamless deployment of NuoDB for cloud and container environments.
“We are committed to helping customers easily modernize as well as build next generation applications to effectively compete in today’s global market,” said Ariff Kassam, VP of Product at NuoDB. “NuoDB 4.0 was designed to extend the value of our distributed SQL database and harness the power of Operators to ensure seamless deployment of applications across any environment.”
In addition to the new REST API, NuoDB Admin includes easier database restart by automatically managing the restart order; more granular and simpler client connection load balancing with the use of process labels; and improved diagnostics and domain state metrics. For new customers, this functionality is available as the default administration layer, while existing customers can migrate to the new Admin API to take advantage of the new functionality.
NuoDB 4.0 also includes indexing improvements, such as added support for online index creation and expression-based indexes. Online index creation enables customers to create indexes without impacting application availability. Expression-based indexes enable customers to create indexes based on general expression and functions, improving performance for queries using expressions or functions. Finally, 4.0 offers improved index creation performance, up to 50% faster than previous versions of the database.
From an operational perspective, NuoDB 4.0 also includes improvements to how NuoDB is packaged and distributed. Delivery of the database is now separate from all drivers and some client utilities. A new client package now provides all supported drivers and client utilities, including full support for LDAP authentication. In addition, network encryption has been upgraded to TLS 1.2 using customer provided certificate keys.
For more information about the NuoDB distributed SQL database, visit www.nuodb.com.