Percona Unveils Cloud Native Autonomous Database Initiative

Percona, a provider of open source database software and services, is releasing the Percona Cloud Native Autonomous Database Initiative, a series of products that expand support for cloud-native applications and makes it easier for organizations to manage their hybrid multi-cloud environments.

The Percona Cloud Native Autonomous Database Initiative includes Percona Kubernetes Operator for XtraDB Cluster and Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona Server for MongoDB which provide fully tested, OpenShift-certified configurations of Percona XtraDB Cluster and Percona Server for MongoDB to ensure reliability and consistency in containerized environments. 

Percona XtraBackup for MySQL 8.0.6 adds support for the MyRocks storage engine and the ability to save backups to Amazon S3, MiniIO, or Google Cloud, increasing application performance and reliability in the cloud. The MyRocks storage engine delivers enhanced storage endurance and optimizes storage utilization. The ability to back up data to cloud-based locations supports an organization’s migration to the cloud by providing high performance, reliability, and security for cloud-based backups at a lower cost.

Percona XtraDB is a version of the InnoDB storage engine for MySQL and MariaDB, that is backwards-compatible with InnoDB, and also includes InnoDB's ACID-compliant design and advanced MVCC architecture.

According to Percona, the database has long been a problem when building a true cloud-native application. Operators act as the brains behind running the portable database as a service in Kubernetes. With Percona Kubernetes Operators, it is possible to add or remove nodes from the cluster, enabling users to scale the database like they scale applications.

Percona Kubernetes Operators open up a whole new world of automation and ensure there is a consistent and portable environment across all platforms, the company says. Users get the same environment and consistency no matter if they are on-premise, in a public or private cloud, or a hybrid.

“Operators are still a relatively recent addition to the market, but they are essential to helping organizations tackle the challenge of managing their new hybrid multi-cloud environments, said Peter Zaitsev, co-founder and CEO of Percona. "By creating these new Percona Operators and making it easier to back up data to cloud-based locations, Percona is helping customers simplify database management, increase performance and reliability, drive down costs and, essential in an era of rapid innovation, eliminate vendor lock-in.”

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