In a bid to satisfy demand from customers from companies that want to lower or do away with the overhead of managing databases, material supply community and internet security service provider Akamai is releasing its first DBaaS (database-as-a-services) presenting, near on the heels of buying cloud web hosting service provider Linode for $900 million in February this year.
Named Linode Managed Databases, the managed services is currently being supplied with aid for MySQL at first across Linode’s 11 world wide facts facilities, the enterprise mentioned, including that support for PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB is predicted to observe afterwards in the second quarter this yr.
The enterprise promises that most of its customers have requested a managed databases company.
The announcement of Akamai’s to start with DBaaS offering is a strategic shift to contend in the compute current market, outside of Akamai’s present content material supply and edge solutions, mentioned Holger Mueller, principal analyst at Constellation Analysis.
“It is the rational subsequent phase of Akamai going up the stack from written content acceleration and caching to app platforms which includes databases,” Mueller mentioned.
Akamai desires to capitalize on the expanding craze of enterprises that want to subscribe to DBaaS choices in get to prevent the complexity of handling databases, Mueller said. Akamai is also seeking to impact developers to rethink how they go about conceptualizing and building next technology programs, he extra.
“The Linode Managed Database is tightly built-in with the Akamai community and so it is envisioned to have the right written content and details in the appropriate spots as required. With this Akamai is attempting to propagate a new motion that pushes builders to re-invent app growth from the community up,” Mueller claimed.
Akamai will be competing in the DBaaS current market with cloud giants AWS, Microsoft and Google, as properly as other suppliers. Mueller expects that the Akamai’s DBaaS offering would be practical in distinct for enterprises that establish their own programs, specifically shopper experiencing types that require velocity and regularity.
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