Fauna, the distributed document-relational database delivered as a cloud API, is announcing two major innovations that enhance its serverless database; Intelligent Routing, which supplies developers with a single endpoint to access any database, anywhere across Fauna’s global footprint; and Virtual Private Fauna, built for meeting the needs of demanding organization workloads.
Intelligent Routing is critical for ensuring data residency requirements while simultaneously aiding developers to navigate data sovereignty, security, and consistency. These ventures often require a myriad of manual tasks to address them; Fauna, on the other hand, takes care of it for you, so developers can focus their time on creating and innovating, rather than being bogged down with arduous tasks.
“Thousands of development teams around the world have picked Fauna based on our unique document-relational model and low operational overhead,” said Eric Berg, CEO of Fauna. “Intelligent Routing enables us to offer developers a single endpoint to access any database across Fauna’s global footprint. This makes it easy for teams to eliminate any data-related friction as they scale applications across regions and the globe.”
Due to a globally unique ID accessed through a single API endpoint, developers can access any and all databases throughout Fauna’s ecosystem, backed by a Calvin-based, distributed transaction log for consistent, multi-region replication.
Each query is executed on an ACID-compliant transaction, where Intelligent Routing inspects queries and routes it to its designated geography for the target database. The query is then guided to the database in closest proximity to the user’s region, enabling developers with global applications to effectively manage their sata and meet residency requirements.
“We take care of all of the routing, under the covers, to get you to the right region and database that allows you to maintain your data residency requirements, and also delivers the fastest response to end users,” said Berg.
While Intelligent Routing addresses geographic constraints, Virtual Private Fauna alleviates the pains of database maintenance and data compliance requirements for large applications. No longer will developers waste time on provisioning, sharding, replication, and capacity planning; Fauna’s API delivery model and native serverless architecture automates these processes, enabling developers to spend more time innovating.
Virtual Private Fauna empowers customers to specify their performance requirements and then choose their desired cloud provider and geographic region to use Fauna, increasing its flexibility. Enterprise customers can employ Fauna as their operational database platform and use it across public clouds, as opposed to having to use a different operational database in each cloud. Additionally, enterprises using Virtual Private Fauna have access to the full range of Fauna capabilities, such as advanced security and authentication controls, backup and restore capability, and event streaming.
“What we’ve started to hear from larger enterprises is that they wanted some additional capabilities: the first one is that they wanted the flexibility to be able to pick the geography and regions where Fauna ran for them, as well as what cloud provider they want to consume Fauna on,” continued Berg. “Secondly, as enterprises start to scale these applications with more demanding workloads and customers, it requires more performance and more throughput from the database. Our Virtual Private Fauna allows us to provide them with the horsepower in performance and capacity that they need to service those critical, demanding workloads.”
Fauna continues to add more regions to their expanding reach as customers request them, keen on monitoring the global demand for Fauna’s offerings.
For more information about Fauna and its latest offerings, please visit https://fauna.com/.