GenieDB's MySQL as a Service Launches
GenieDB announced the launch of its GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service offering.GenieDB, a provider of distributed relational database technology, has launched a new database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering, the GenieDB Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service. The new GenieDB offering is a scalable DBaaS that enables enterprises to use the GenieDB automated platform to build Web-scale applications with the benefit of geographical database distribution. Geo-distribution provides enterprises with continuous availability during regional outages and better application response time for globally distributed users. "Unlike many other database solutions, GenieDB enables developers to meet the challenges of cloud environments without having to give up critical database capabilities or abandoning investments in existing database infrastructure," said Cary Breese, CEO of GenieDB, in a statement. "The technology provides an easy-to-use platform that overcomes the difficulties of managing a fully distributed database in the cloud, while allowing organizations to continue to use native MySQL." Breese said GenieDB transforms the database layer to overcome the challenges of availability and latency inherent in cloud-based applications. GenieDB is native MySQL, thus it enables MySQL-using organizations to gain the advantages of global database distribution without having to acquire new database expertise or new resources. Moreover, GenieDB's Globally Distributed MySQL-as-a-Service is well-suited for new or existing applications that are expecting increasing traffic such that database management demands will exceed existing resources. With GenieDB, developers do not have to worry about managing distributed databases, but rather on developing apps. The technology is available in an on-premise version, and now available as a DBaaS version.