DBaaS

mLab Brings Expanded MongoDB Database-as-a-Service Solution to AWS re:Invent 2017

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mLab, a leading fully managed cloud database service featuring automated provisioning, scaling, and management of MongoDB databases, today announced its sponsorship and continued participation at AWS re:Invent 2017. The Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider will be exhibiting at booth #2225, where the company will showcase the newest features added to the popular platform for fully hosted and managed MongoDB deployments. mLab is a Gold Sponsor of re:Invent, which takes place November 27 - December 1 in Las Vegas.

mLab's mature DBaaS provides essential MongoDB hosting and support for startups and enterprises across a broad set of industries. Using the platform allows organizations to focus their finite technical resources on product development, not on managing backend database operations. Customers select mLab's service for its timely and expert support, automated provisioning, seamless and zero-downtime database scaling, 24/7 monitoring and alerts, web-based management tools, and its reputation for delivering consistently high database availability and performance.

mLab Announces Hosted MongoDB Support Across All AWS Regions

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mLab, the fully managed cloud Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) for MongoDB, today announced availability in all fourteen Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) regions. As mLab's worldwide customer growth accelerates, the expansion allows the company to better serve businesses throughout North America, EMEA, and APAC.

mLab's fully managed cloud database service adds AWS's Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Seoul regions, completing global support for developers who want to focus on building their product -- and not on managing their databases. Due in large part to a continual geographic expansion of data center availability across AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, mLab has seen a 77% increase in database volume over the past year. Customers choose mLab's cloud database service because of its automated provisioning and scaling of MongoDB databases, backup and recovery, 24/7 monitoring and alerting, web-based management tools, and expert support.
 

Microsoft's New Azure Database Offerings Challenge (and Maybe Surpass) AWS Cloud

Grazed from ADTMag. Author: Drew Robb.

In its database offerings, the Microsoft Azure cloud is starting to look a lot more like the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud. At this week's Build developer conference, Microsoft made a bunch of cloud-based data announcements, including previews of new Azure database services for PostgreSQL and MySQL. Perhaps not coincidentally, AWS already has similar offerings: Its Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) features PosgreSQL and MySQL as database engine options. AWS also offers a fully managed MySQL-compatible relational database called Amazon Aurora.

It's another new Azure offering, though, that may see even AWS playing catch-up: Azure Cosmos DB. "Today, we announced Azure Cosmos DB, the first globally distributed, multi-model database service delivering turnkey global distribution with guaranteed uptime and millisecond latency at the 99th percentile," Microsoft exec Scott Guthrie said in a blog post yesterday...

mLab Announces Encryption-at-Rest for Hosted MongoDB Databases

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mLab, the fully managed cloud Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) for MongoDB, today announced that the platform’s most popular plans now include encryption-at-rest. This additional, opt-in data security measure will be available for customers at no additional cost.

mLab is making encryption-at-rest available to its Database-as-a-Service customers on Dedicated Standard and High Storage plans, covering deployments across both Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. Already offering customers in-flight encryption via SSL to secure data transmission over networks, encryption-at-rest furthers mLab’s commitment to enterprise security by encrypting data on disks and wherever backups are stored. The feature is designed so that there will be minimal performance impact on the database.
 

VMware's vCloud Air to launch database DRaaS, pipe in more clouds

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Exclusive VMware will add database-backup-as-a-service to its vCloud Air cloud in June, the company's veep and general manager of hybrid cloud Bill Fathers has told The Register.

The service will be based on technology VMware acquired last year along with Continuent, a provider of clustering, replication and disaster recovery services for databases. The new services, due to launch in June, will mean it becomes possible to replicate databases into vCloud air, sync them, and move operations into the VMware cloud as a disaster recovery option should that become necessary.

Heinz crunches in-memory SAP data on the cloud

Grazed from DataCenterDynamics. Author: Nick Booth.

HJ Heinz Company has become the first organization to number crunch its data both ‘in memory’ and across the globe, after hiring a migration specialist for its maiden cloud voyage. The food giant used Virtustream’s xStream to create a platform as a service (PaaS) environment on which SAP’s HANA in-memory database system could analyse masses of data quickly.

The company’s ‘in memory’ cloud system ran across its computing resources in 40 different countries. Heinz’s first foray in cloud computing has seen it roll out SAP HANA globally and, according to Heinz, ahead of schedule. Heinz said the exercise will give it a granular, real-time visibility into company performance, which it can budget for on a consumption-based billing model...

A Database David Takes On The Amazon Goliath - Minus The Slingshot

Grazed from ReadWrite. Author: Matt Asay.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) sets the pace for innovation in cloud and sets pricing. For all of the "Everything is awesome!" singing surrounding the open-source cloud-computing platform OpenStack, it still lags AWS in almost every feature that cloud customers value. Most attempts to improve OpenStack come from longtime open-source contributors like Red Hat.

But one new entrant, Tesora, is something of a johnny-come-lately to open source. Last week, Tesora announced that it was open sourcing its previously proprietary database virtualization engine as part of its commitment to OpenStack's Trove database-as-a-service (DBaaS) project...

How the Internet Defines Database as a Service in Spring 2014

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With Oracle’s entry into database-as-a-service and IBM’s recent acquisition of Cloudant, database-as-a-service has been a hot topic. As of March of 2014, DBaaS, an acronym of database-as-a-service, is still a term that has multiple definitions. When searching for the definition of DBaaS, the web returned multiple results and definitions. These results are consolidated here in this post.

How Experts Define “DBaaS”

Many experts have a different definition for the term Database-as-a-Service. Here are some definitions from various sources that I found insightful:

“An on-demand, secure, and scalable self-service database platform that automates provisioning and administration of databases and can be used by developers and nontechnical personnel.” – Forrester, October 2012...

IBM to Purchase Cloudant Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) Provider

Grazed from AppDeveloperMagazine.  Author: Richard Harris.

IBM has announced an agreement to acquire Cloudant a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider. Cloudant, an active participant and contributor to the open source database community Apache CouchDBTM, offers elastic scalability and innovative mobile device synchronization through its JSON cloud-based data service which allows mobile and web developers to store and access mobile data through an API.
 
Cloudant complements IBM’s big data and analyticscloud computing and mobileofferings beyond traditional data management by providing a database-as-a-service that enables clients to simplify and accelerate the development of scalable mobile and web apps. Cloudant also is integral to IBM's MobileFirst solutions which enables developers who use Worklight, IBM's mobile app development software, to create scalable apps that include a variety of structured and unstructured data...

Cloud Computing: Rackspace Promotes ObjectRocket MongoDB as a Service

Grazed from MSPMentor.  Author: Jessica Davis.

MongoDB may or may not be on most MSPs' radar. Yet. But the fact that one big cloud services provider is heavily promoting customer use cases for its new cloud-hosted value-added MongoDB as a service indicates that maybe it should be on your radar.

About a year after its acquisition of MongoDB as a service provider ObjectRocket, Rackspace (RAX) has begun promoting customer use cases of the service. MongoDB, an open source noSQL database (often used for big data analytics and scaling large volumes of mobile app data) came up recently in the company's quarterly earnings call with analysts, and also in a webcast that looked at two use cases of the technology...