Serverless is the next-generation way to manage and streamline development processes while providing great value for business applications. Because they expand automatically depending on requests, serverless databases do not require considerable capacity planning.
Simply put, developers can create apps using infrastructure without a particular hardware platform by using a serverless database. It is designed to handle developers’ unpredictable and constantly changing workloads, and businesses need a highly secure and scalable data infrastructure. This is where serverless databases come in.
But what’s in it for businesses? Well, serverless companies handle the difficult tasks of allocating, configuring, and maintaining servers. As a result, rather than paying for servers, you pay for database calls made by your application and storage used by your data. You don’t have to speculate on what that may be; you simply pay for what you use. They automatically allocate more hardware to handle the increased load if you use more. If you use less, you’ll pay less, or perhaps nothing.
In this week’s Tech Tuesday, we’ll look at modern database and backend solutions that can help you simplify your business management.
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Supabase is an open-source Firebase alternative providing all the backend features you need to build a product. You can use it completely or just the features you need. Start a project with the hosted platform or learn how to host Supabase yourself.
More on Supabase.io.
Cloud Firestore is a flexible, scalable mobile, web, and server development database from Firebase and Google Cloud. It keeps your data in sync across client apps through real-time listeners.
Cloud Firestore is a cloud-hosted, NoSQL database that your Apple, Android, and web apps can access directly via native SDKs. It offers offline support for mobile and web, so you can build responsive apps that work regardless of network latency or Internet connectivity.
Cloud Firestore integrates with other Firebase and Google Cloud products, including Cloud Functions. New customers get $300 in free credits to spend on Firestore. All customers get 1 GB of storage free per project, not charged against your credits.
Amazon Aurora Serverless
Amazon Aurora Serverless is autoscaling, on-demand setup for Amazon Aurora. It automatically starts, shuts down, and scales capacity up or down based on the needs of your application. You can operate your database on AWS without worrying about database capacity. You build a database, set the capacity range, and link your apps with Aurora Serverless.
When the database is active, you pay per second for the database capacity you use. You can switch between conventional and serverless setups with a few clicks in the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) console.
CockroachDB is a cloud-based SQL database. CockroachDB serverless is “forever free,” with a generous (and never-ending) monthly credit for requests and storage. With just a few clicks or an API call, you can create a fully-featured CockroachDB database in seconds.
You get an “always on” database that survives data centre failure and keeps multiple encrypted copies of your data, so you don’t lose it to hackers or hardware failure. It automatically and transparently scales to meet your needs, no matter how big or small, with no changes to your application. It supports online schema migrations and Postgres compatibility and gives you access to Enterprise features.
PlanetScale- Serverless Database
PlanetScale is a MySQL-compatible database platform that gives your engineering teams more power, like sharding and non-blocking schema changes, without requiring you to be a database expert. PlanetScale is built on battle-tested Vitess; a graduated CNCF open-source project used by GitHub, HubSpot, Slack and Square to serve millions of queries per second. PlanetScale reduces time-to-market for new applications and eliminates the cost and effort of managing database infrastructure.
PlanetScale is available in multiple AWS regions, including Brazil, Germany and Australia. You can deploy your app today starting at $0 a month for 10GB storage, three developer environments and 1000 concurrent connections. Costs vary according to your serverless network usage once you hit 1 billion rows read or 10 million rows written.
Aiven for ClickHouse
Aiven for ClickHouse processes hundreds of millions of rows and tens of gigabytes of data per server per second. Based on open source ClickHouse, it is a fully managed cloud data warehouse that brings high-performance analytics to Aiven and allows the generation of analytical data reports in real-time using advanced SQL queries.
It further democratises access to best-of-breed open-source technologies while disrupting the data warehouse market, being 6-7 times faster than existing proprietary cloud data warehouses.
Upstash is a Serverless in-memory cloud database from Upstash Inc, a California-based company. It is a Serverless Redis Service. It can be used for caching layer or as a database. The cool thing is that you don’t have to manage any database servers or clusters. It is fully serverless. More here.
InfluxDB is the platform for building & operating time series applications. It is an open-source, big data, NoSQL database that allows for massive scalability, high availability, fast write, and fast reading. As a NoSQL, InfluxDB stores time-series data, which has a series of data points over time. More here.
MongoDB is a document database that builds highly available and scalable internet applications. Its flexible schema approach is popular with development teams using agile methodologies. More here.
TablePlus is a modern, native app with a clean user interface that allows developers to manage databases simultaneously quickly and securely. TablePlus supports most of the popular databases such as MySQL, Postgres, SQL Server, SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server, Redis, Redshift, Oracle, and many more.
Redis enables you to write traditionally complex code with fewer, simpler lines. With Redis, you write fewer lines of code to store, access, and use data in your applications. The difference is that developers who use Redis can use a simple command structure instead of traditional databases’ query languages. More here.
Socket.IO is a library that enables low-latency, bidirectional and event-based communication between a client and a server. It is built on top of the WebSocket protocol and provides additional guarantees like a fallback to HTTP long-polling or automatic reconnection. More here.
Pusher is a hosted API service that seamlessly adds real-time data and functionality to web and mobile applications. Pusher works as a real-time communication layer between the server and the client. It maintains persistent connections with the client using WebSockets as and when new data is added to your server. More here.
Couchbase Server provides high availability for the reading and writing of data through a variety of features. Couchbase provides high availability using intra-cluster replication and index replication and disaster recovery using cross-datacenter replication (XDCR). More here.
Fauna combines the flexibility of NoSQL with the relational querying capabilities and ACID consistency of SQL systems — with native GraphQL and is delivered as a cloud API, so you don’t have to worry about operations. More here.
Oracle MySQL Heatwave Cloud Service
Oracle MySQL HeatWave is the only MySQL cloud service with a built-in, high-performance, in-memory query accelerator—HeatWave. It increases MySQL performance by orders of magnitude for analytics and mixed workloads without changes to current applications. More here.
ArangoDB provides an HTTP interface to import multiple documents at once into a collection. More here.
Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. It provides a range of cloud services, including computing, analytics, storage and networking. More here.
YugabyteDB is a high-performance, cloud-native distributed SQL database that aims to support all PostgreSQL features. More here.
Backendless is a no-code application development platform designed to streamline and accelerate the mobile application development process. The platform consists of a no-code UI builder, a mobile backend-as-a-service (mBaaS) product, an API management solution and a hosting environment. More here.
Make (formerly Integromat)
Google Maps Quickbuilder
Sematic is an open-source development toolkit to help Data Scientists and Machine Learning (ML) Engineers prototype and productionise ML pipelines in days, not weeks. More here.