PingCAP TiDB Cloud Now Available in Public Preview

PingCAP announced its fully managed Database as a Service, TiDB Cloud, is now available through Public Preview.

TiDB is a MySQL compatible, open source, scalable, distributed SQL database that can handle both OLTP and OLAP workloads. With TiDB Cloud, customers can now easily use TiDB on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud to quickly build modern, mission critical applications, according to the vendor.

TiDB offers its distributed architecture, while maintaining MySQL compatibility, making deployment, managemen, and maintenance even simpler, through a web-based management interface in the cloud. Now, after a 6-month private beta test, TiDB Cloud is ready for its next phase in Public Preview.

"The mission of PingCAP is to make developing data-intensive applications easy at any scale," said Li Shen, VP of PingCAP. "TiDB Cloud gives developers a powerful database platform that takes away the operational headaches of managing and monitoring their TiDB Clusters. DevOps personnel will find deployment, scaling and recovering from outages simplified, and a cloud-native, distributed architecture that eliminates the need for manual sharding and complex failover schemes. This frees developers and DevOps to focus on making their applications work better for their customers. CTOs will not only see their data issues resolved, but see marked improvements in engineering productivity and lower costs."

With TiDB Cloud, complex tasks such as infrastructure management and cluster deployment can now be easily handled by developers or DBAs with little or no formal training.

Further savings can be attained by scaling TiDB clusters with a simple click of a button, allowing organizations to provision resources for only what they need and when they need it.

TiDB Cloud now employs a simple, intuitive, and easy-to-use web-based UI that simplifies database management.

A new dashboard provides developers with insights into the status and operations of their TiDB Clusters, while a new monitoring API gives access to key metrics of the cluster for additional visibility and control.

New tools such as the slow query analyzer and key visualizer help simplify troubleshooting database queries. With automatic database updates, it is now easy to test new features as they are rolled out.

With TiDB experts on call 24/7, clusters are managed by engineers who know TiDB inside out. These experts will apply industry best practices for managing TiDB Clusters to recover from faults fast, while maintaining security and reliability. Notification alerts will notify users when something happens to their TiDB Clusters.

PingCAP also announced that TiDB Cloud has been certified with SOC 2 Type 2 examination, meeting the most stringent security and compliance requirements. Customers are looking to deploy a database platform that helps them realize their digital cloud transformation while meeting ever increasing security compliance initiatives.

With this examination, PingCAP delivers on its vision of making TiDB the leading trusted database platform for Cloud deployment, enabling enterprises to confidently deploy and manage their data while meeting the strictest compliance and security requirements.

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