EDB reveals three new ways to run Postgres on Google Kubernetes Engine

EnterpriseDB (EDB), a specialist in accelerating Postgres in the enterprise, today announced an expanded partnership with Google Cloud, making EDB’s leading Postgres offerings available on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

Fully managed database-as-a-service EDB BigAnimal on GKE Standard and EDB Community 360 PostgreSQL on GKE Autopilot and GKE Standard are now available on Google Cloud. EDB is helping customers experience the power of the world’s most popular database with world-class support from one of the industry’s largest contributors to Postgres.

Postgres is the database most admired and desired by developers, overtaking MySQL as the world leader in the Stack Overflow 2023 Developer Survey. Similarly, Google Cloud achieved the highest growth rate among the top five IaaS vendors, driven by increased adoption for traditional enterprise workloads and Google Clouds innovation in AI and Kubernetes. Now, EDB and Google Cloud offer customers the best of Postgres and cloud infrastructure in a unified and comprehensive data management experience.

A significant number of enterprises use Google Cloud, and we’re committed to helping them accelerate their adoption of Postgres, said Chandler Hoisington, chief product officer at EDB. Not only do we support their cloud of choice, but we also equip them with distributed Postgres, unmatched Oracle compatibility, and 24/7 follow-the-sun support from people who know Postgres deeply.”

With this expanded partnership, customers can expect the following benefits:

  • Simplified Kubernetes management: With automated monitoring and management of Kubernetes clusters via GKE Autopilot and 24/7 access to EDB’s world-class support team, organizations can ease the burden of infrastructure maintenance and focus instead on maximizing Postgres implementations.
  • Oracle Compatibility: EDB BigAnimals built-in Oracle compatibility helps organizations reduce costs and modernize database applications.
  • High availability in multiple regions: Geographically distributed workloads are supported by built-in high availability, with the option for extreme availability, virtually eliminating downtime for mission-critical applications and during upgrades.
  • Ultra-responsive Postgres support: EDB support engineers are available 24/7 worldwide to provide installation, configuration and optimization assistance.
  • Improved database performance: Customers can seamlessly leverage advanced features for Postgres through EDB BigAnimal, such as parallel processing and workload management, to optimize the performance of their database workloads on Google Cloud.
  • Scalability and flexibility: EDB and Google Cloud ensure business continuity and agility by enabling companies to scale database infrastructure based on data volumes and workload needs.
  • Cost efficiency: The combination of Google Cloud and EDB offers businesses an affordable option for managing data at scale, optimizing resources, and reducing operational costs.

We are seeing a growing trend of deploying stateful applications and databases on GKE. This offering from EDB allows customers to quickly and easily deploy Postgres for data-intensive applications, said Maulin Patel, director of GKE product management at Google.

Stephen Catanzano, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said, “As a longtime advocate of open source database solutions, the strengthened partnership between EDB and Google Cloud marks a significant milestone in the evolution of Postgres within the ecosystem. corporate. This collaboration not only brings together two industry leaders, but also enables organizations to leverage the scale and innovation of Google Kubernetes Engine by tapping into EDB’s deep expertise in Postgres performance optimization. It’s a win-win solution for businesses looking for a robust and reliable database-as-a-service solution.

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  • Duncan MacRae

    Duncan is an award-winning editor with over 20 years of journalism experience. Starting his career as a technology journalist as editor of Arabian Computer News in Dubai, he has since edited a number of digital and technology marketing publications, including Computer Business Review, TechWeekEurope, Figaro Digital, Digit and the Marketing Gazette.

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