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Introducing Yugabyte Cloud – Effortless Distributed SQL

Yugabyte Cloud unlocks the power of “any” – allowing organizations to run any app at any scale, anywhere, accessible at any time and running in any cloud. In the keynote of the Distributed SQL Summit 2021, we announced the general availability of Yugabyte Cloud to make “any” feel effortless.

Yugabyte Cloud is a fully managed offering of YugabyteDB. It delivers the power of distributed SQL with the ease of use of a cloud database service. Developers can create and connect to an infinitely scalable, resilient Postgres and Cassandra compatible database in minutes with zero operational overhead using Yugabyte Cloud. It makes running YugabyteDB effortless in the public cloud, whether you’re building a new application or running a system-of-record that serves millions of transactions per day with several terabytes of data under management.

YugabyteDB is the database of choice for organizations building cloud native applications that demand a highly scalable and resilient modern architecture. Over the last six years, a thriving open source community has come together around the database, and we have had the pleasure of working with thousands of users who helped to shape this product. Yugabyte Cloud is a significant step forward for cloud native builders everywhere.

Developers love YugabyteDB for its Postgres compatibility, linear scalability, and resilience but don’t want to worry about the infrastructure, operations, and toil of DBA tasks. Not all enterprises have the expertise and knowledge to oversee all the functions and understand all of the intricacies of running distributed databases in cloud environments. That’s why developers love Yugabyte Cloud. You can focus on building the applications that matter to your customers and not managing infrastructure.

Technologists expect easy and on-demand access to a cloud native database. At YugabyteDB, we are committed to making distributed SQL effortless and putting it at the heart of every cloud native application. Yugabyte Cloud provides this with just a few clicks.

Yugabyte Cloud helps you achieve these key outcomes:

Instant productivity with a simple intuitive design

With Yugabyte Cloud, you can achieve instant productivity on building great applications while leaving day-to-day database operations to Yugabyte. The service applies industry best practices to manage your infrastructure and database securely, offering capabilities such as daily backups, non-disruptive software upgrades, continuous availability, database usage monitoring, logging, auditing, identity and access management, data encryption, and key rotation.

With a few simple clicks, you will get a distributed database in the cloud provider and region of your choice, provisioned appropriately for your application’s needs. You don’t have to worry about manual sharding, backups, upgrades, and monitoring. As a distributed database, YugabyteDB offers the highest availability. Yugabyte Cloud takes care of hardware failures automatically. Our global support team receives notifications about any issues with your distributed database before you do.  You can make full use of the elasticity of the cloud by scaling your cluster up or down with a few clicks in the Yugabyte Cloud Console – Yugabyte Cloud will take care of the rest. All of this while your database stays available and operational.

World-class operations with years of operational expertise as a service

The brain behind Yugabyte Cloud orchestration, backups, monitoring, upgrades, and alerting is the Yugabyte Platform, which is already in use by Fortune 500 companies, managing some of the biggest and most demanding mission-critical workloads. Yugabyte Cloud is built on 6+ years of operational experience that our team has gathered working with 1,000s of customers. Our database engineering team has accumulated a wealth of expertise in architecting, tuning, and operating a distributed database. Over these years, we have faced and fixed countless failures, managed high-scale deployments, upgraded 1,000s of clusters without any downtime, and, in doing so, achieved operational excellence. You can rely on the experienced cloud operations team at Yugabyte to keep your data safe with industry-leading best practices. So while Yugabyte Cloud itself is new, all of the components that comprise Yugabyte Cloud are battle-tested over many years.

Freedom to deploy in any public cloud with global availability

Yugabyte Cloud abstracts away the underlying cloud complexities, giving you the freedom to build a cloud-agnostic operational model and manage a database across different cloud providers. You can deploy Yugabyte Cloud globally to any of the regions your preferred cloud provider supports. This helps you to reduce latency, improve resilience, and comply with critical data residency regulations. We want to enable developers to move faster, not slow them down with the worry of cloud vendor lock-in and the burden of a complex migration process. At launch, Yugabyte Cloud is available for production on AWS and GCP, and will soon support Azure deployments.

Deploy with confidence with security by design

One of the friction points for organizations –  particularly in security-sensitive and regulated industries – concerns data loss, theft, and privacy. When companies contemplate cloud adoption, they correctly focus on the negative impacts these can have. Built with security-by-design principles, Yugabyte Cloud enforces security best practices, regardless of which cloud providers and regions you choose to use.

Yugabyte Cloud protects your clusters and cloud infrastructure by automatically employing highly secure encryption in transit and encryption at rest. Yugabyte Cloud also provides DDoS and application-layer protection by automatically defending network protocol and volumetric DDoS attacks. For network isolation, Yugabyte Cloud allows dedicated VPCs and IP allowlists for accepting connections from trusted IP addresses only. Additional features such as identity and access management, database access logging, auditing, and role-based access control, ensure you get best-in-class data security via intuitive admin controls. For more security information, refer to the Cloud security documentation.

Achieve more with elastic pricing

Yugabyte Cloud’s pricing is straightforward, based on the number of vCPUs. You can choose between pay-as-you-go pricing and an annual subscription option depending on your needs. To make it even more effortless for developers to get started, Yugabyte offers a perpetual free tier of the Yugabyte Cloud. For more pricing information, refer to the Yugabyte Cloud Standard Price List.

Getting Started Today

Excited about what you heard? Today Yugabyte Cloud is available for production on AWS and GCP, and will soon support Azure deployments. Sign up for a Yugabyte Cloud account and create a FREE cluster.

Want to learn more? Watch this session featuring the Product Lead of Yugabyte Cloud, Chirag Narang, and VP of Marketing, Suda Srinivasan. This session will provide an overview of Yugabyte Cloud, cover its key characteristics, and demonstrate how easy it is to get started.

Early Bird Special Offers

As part of launching Yugabyte Cloud, we are offering significant discounts of up to $6,000 for qualifying customers who are attending the Distributed SQL Summit. To learn more about how you can get the discount, sign up for DSS21 (it’s free). See you there!

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