AlloyDB For PostgreSQL Now Generally Available
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Monday, 19 December 2022

Google has announced the general availability of AlloyDB for PostgreSQL, first introduced earlier in the year at Google I/O. Google describes the fully-managed, PostgreSQL-compatible database service as providing a powerful option for modernizing the most demanding enterprise database workloads.

AlloyDB was developed by taking the PostgreSQL API and extending it with Google's own machine learning, AI and storage features. It automates administrative tasks such as backups, replication, patching, and capacity management and uses adaptive algorithms and machine learning for PostgreSQL vacuum management, storage and memory management, data tiering, and analytics acceleration.

 googlecloudlogo

 
At the time the preview was announced, Andi Gutmans, GM and VP of Engineering for Databases at Google Cloud said that AlloyDB was more than four times faster than standard PostgreSQL for transactional workloads, and up to 100 times faster for analytical queries.
 

Since the preview was announced Google has added a number of extra features including customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) and VPC Service Controls. CMEK is aimed at AlloyDB users who need to manage their own data encryption keys in order to satisfy specific compliance or regulatory requirements. The release also includes a preview of an index advisor that helps you optimize your databases by observing the queries your databases handle, and then recommending new indexes based on these observations. There's also a preview of new fleet-wide monitoring.

There's also a preview of cross-region replication, and a preview of a database migration service that can be used to migrate from PostgreSQL to AlloyDB. Integration with Datastream for change data capture and replication to destinations like BigQuery has also been announced, and the team says the production release has been improved for performance, availability, replication lag, and monitoring.

 

 
 
 googlecloudlogo

More Information

AlloyDB

Related Articles

Google Announces AlloyDB To Free Users From Legacy Databases

Google Cloud Skills Boost

Google Builds Data Lake On BigQuery

PostgreSQL 14 Is Here - A Look At Its Past And Future

The Enduring Influence Of Postgres

Postgres Pro Enterprise 13 Released

PostgreSQL Is DB-Engines DBMS of the Year For 2020

 

 

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, sign up for our weekly newsletter, subscribe to the RSS feed and follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

Banner


Redis Changes License, Rival Fork Launched
03/04/2024

The developers of Redis have announced that they are changing the licensing model for the database. From now on, all future versions of Redis will be released with source-available licenses rather tha [ ... ]



Open Source Key To Expansion of IoT & Edge
13/03/2024

According to the 2023 Eclipse IoT & Edge Commercial Adoption Survey Report, last year saw a surge of IoT adoption among commercial organizations across a wide range of industries. Open source [ ... ]


More News

raspberry pi books

 

Comments




or email your comment to: comments@i-programmer.info

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 December 2022 )