PlanetScale Unveils Multi-Cloud Database Platform

PlanetScale, creator of PlanetScaleDB, a database-as-a-service built on Kubernetes and Vitess, is launching a multi-cloud database, enabling companies to deploy, run, and manage databases that span multiple cloud providers simultaneously.

PlanetScaleDB (formerly called PlanetScale CNDb) protects enterprises from loss of crucial service if their primary cloud provider goes down by enabling them to continue to serve data on their secondary cloud provider.

Additionally, this prevents vendor lock-in by making it easier for a company to move from one cloud provider to another. This new feature gives enterprises control over their data and the power to negotiate the best contract terms with their cloud providers.

"This new PlanetScaleDB release enables businesses to liberate their data with a cross cloud database, making it effortless to switch from one cloud to another and overcome the challenges and costs associated with cloud vendor lock-in," said Jiten Vaidya, CEO and co-founder of PlanetScale. "The only database built on Kubernetes and Vitess, PlanetScaleDB offers limitless scale designed for modern applications and enables disaster recovery for maximum uptime and full business continuity."

New features include:

                   Azure support: PlanetScaleDB now supports Microsoft Azure, in addition to Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services.

                  Multi-region support: For each of the three cloud providers (AWS, GCP and Azure) PlanetScaleDB now supports 4 regions (US East, US West, Europe and Asia). PlanetScaleDB allows replicas for one database to run across multiple regions within a cloud provider, reducing the operational overhead of deploying and managing disaster-resilient database clusters. Of note is the ability to migrate between regions effortlessly, allowing customers to move back to their most optimal operational configuration once the disaster scenario is over.

                  True multi-cloud support: PlanetScaleDB is now the only database-as-a-service that enables replicas for one database to run in multiple clouds. Customers set one master database that they write to, and if the master experiences an outage, a replica in a different cloud can be quickly turned into the new master. This provides unprecedented failover and disaster recovery and prevents vendor lock-in.

PlanetScaleDB is a fully managed cloud native database service that enables a multi-vendor, Kubernetes-powered future in the cloud.

PlanetScaleDB is built on two trusted technologies: MySQL, which powers millions of applications, and Vitess, a cloud-native computing foundation (CNCF) hosted open source graduated project that serves massive-scale production traffic at companies such as YouTube, Slack, and Square.

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