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Announcing CrateDB Edge, our hybrid cloud database solution

We are happy to introduce you to CrateDB Edge, a hybrid cloud database solution that lets you capture and analyze data at the source while still enjoying the advantages of a managed service. Operating clusters in dedicated edge regions will give you full ownership over your infrastructure, access to enhanced security, and the possibility to synchronize clusters from several edge regions and/or a centralized CrateDB database in the cloud.

Hosting your database in the cloud offers great opportunities. It allows for easy setup, accessibility, integration; and brings advantages like access to auto-backups, centralized monitoring of multiple data sources, and so forth.

However, in some cases, you might need complete control over your infrastructure to decide where backups are stored or how to handle your security requirements. CrateDB Edge gives you control over these aspects while providing the accessibility and convenience of a managed service in the cloud.

For example, let's picture a global manufacturer with plants distributed all over the world. For such a use case, it can be necessary to perform specific analytics locally on each plant, and then synchronize the data in a centralized cloud database. A hybrid deployment makes it possible to perform real-time analytics on the edge while reducing bandwidth requirements, as only the necessary data travels from the edge to the central cloud. If plants are located in places with an unstable internet connection, operating edge clusters on-site ensures that operations are performed without the risk of data loss, as data will remain available locally.

CrateDB Edge was built to fulfill precisely these needs. With CrateDB Edge, you can deploy CrateDB clusters directly on your own infrastructure (i.e., on-premises or even in your AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform deployments) while accessing the data through the CrateDB Cloud web UI.

 

Is CrateDB Edge for you?

You may benefit from CrateDB Edge if you're interested in:

  • Having full ownership of your infrastructure while accessing all the advantages characteristic of the cloud (easy accessibility and management, automated backups, automated data recovery)
  • Accessing advanced network security (VPN)
  • Using your own cloud (from any provider) or run your region on-premise
  • Assuring data reliability even with poor internet access
  • Performing local analytics and sync to other edge regions or a central cloud

CrateDB Edge is currently available as a pre-release version, so fill in the form below to get your hands on it.

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