PingCAP, the company behind TiDB, is debuting TiDB Serverless, an offering of the database as a fully managed, autonomous Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). This iteration of TiDB is designed to provide reliable scalability while mitigating the necessity of tedious manual labor tasks for developers, allowing them to focus on what matters most, according to the company.
With auto elasticity, TiDB Serverless automatically scales hundreds of nodes up and down to accommodate critical workloads in real-time, all while maintaining the ACID properties of data transactions. Additionally, it separates scaling for storage and compute, instilling within nodes autonomous scalability without sharding.
Continuous operations are another driving force behind TiDB; with built-in auto failover and self-healing, as well as data duplication through multiple availability zones, TiDB Serverless upholds data resilience while actively preventing failovers and downtime. The database also performs daily data backups, further increasing safety and solidifying data recovery.
"Enter a new era of seamless scalability with our revolutionary TiDB Serverless," said Max Liu, CEO of PingCAP. "This innovative product represents a significant milestone for PingCAP, offering developers exceptional flexibility and scalability. TiDB Serverless will drive growth and empower organizations to achieve significant improvements in database management."
TiDB Serverless is boosted by new AI-assisted enhancements, featuring Chat2Query, an AI powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT-3, which enables developers to produce adhoc SQL queries. Chat2Query also offers real-time insights into dynamic datasets, propelling smarter business decisions on top of developer productivity.
PingCAP’s serverless database employs a pay-for-what-you-use pricing model, where users only pay for the data processing and storage used. Since TiDB Serverless automates workload scale, users pay only for the resources they need, ultimately lowering overall infrastructure costs, according to the company.
To learn more about PingCAP’s TiDB Serverless offering, please visit https://www.pingcap.com/.