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New 'Managed Databases' Service Available from DigitalOcean

As its Valentine's Day gift to its developer community, today DigitalOcean LLC launched its new Managed Databases for PostgreSQL offering, with additional database engines expected to be released throughout the year.

The company says the service will "allow developers to create fully managed database instances in the cloud quickly and efficiently," and aims to eliminate the administrative hassle that developers currently face of setting up, monitoring and maintaining databases in the cloud.

"Our product development is driven by one vital question: How do we empower developers to do more valuable work in less time?," said DigitalOcean's ice President of Product Shiven Ramji in a prepared statement. "With Managed Databases, developers and their teams can focus on creating meaningful applications and sharing them with their communities, without the headache of having to manage the database infrastructure that enables the process. We do this all with an intuitive interface, full API support, transparent pricing, feature richness and flexible scalability."

Developers can look forward to viewing multiple databases from a single view using a simplified UI, an API or a third-party Terraform provider, plus automated backups with point-in-time recovery make it easy for them to restore data to any point within the previous seven days. Other features, according to the announcement, include:

  • Standby nodes with automated failovers: In the event of a failure, Managed Databases will automatically switch data handling to a standby node to prevent against unplanned downtime.
  • End-to-end security: The service ensures all data is encrypted both at rest and in transit with SSL, and allows users to explicitly limit inbound connections based on their unique requirements. Additionally, all major upgrades and patches are handled automatically to avoid any service disruption and protect against potential vulnerabilities.
  • Scalable performance: Enterprise-class hardware and local SSD storage is combined with horizontal scaling to give developers the high performance they need. They can also monitor their clusters with minute-by-minute performance graphs and seamlessly scale databases and upgrade nodes as they grow.

The company is offering an introductory promotion of all bandwidth fees being waived until 2020. For more information on pricing, go here.

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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