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October 3, 2023

Cockroach Labs To Announce Updates To Cockroachdb Dedicated And Serverless

There has been significant growth in the database market as companies transition to a cloud-first IT philosophy. This has resulted in companies seeking databases built on natively distributed architectures to help modernize their existing systems and support newly acquired businesses.

The latest announcement by Cockroach Labs to update its as-a-service offering reflects the fundamental shift in the database market. On Tuesday, Coachroadh Labs announced at its annual customer conference Roachfest that the CockroachDB dedicated is now generally available across the three major cloud providers – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.  Cockroach is also advancing multi-region capabilities for its consumption-based, auto-scaling offering, CockroachDB serverless.

Cockroach Labs is the company behind the leading cloud-native distributed SQL database CoachraochDB. The update adds new capabilities to CockroachDB serverless to better serve customers on a global scale and mitigate data residency and latency concerns.

Earlier in the year, Cockroach Labs had announced the launch of the CockroachDB-as-a-service running on Microsoft Azure in beta. The CockroachDB-as-a-service enables development teams to build highly available services and applications without operational complexity. 

CockroachDB-as-a-Service unlocks effortless resilience and scalability while being able to integrate with the Microsoft ecosystem. With the availability on all three major cloud providers, CockroachDB-as-a-Service has become more accessible enabling users to run data-intensive applications from anywhere. It also allows companies to choose their preferred cloud providers and use multiple providers. 

In an interview with Datanami in January 2023, Peter Mattis, Co-Founder and CTO of Cockroach Labs, shared “One of the major, major challenges that we still experience in the database world is capacity planning, trying to provision the right amount of resources for your workload, so you can handle the burst. But you don’t want to overprovision because that’s expensive.”


In the interview, Mattis also added that an area of active research for the intrepid Cockroachers is support for multi-cloud environments. This is a request that CockroachDB users have been making more and more often. With the updates to the Cockroachdb dedicated and serverless, Cockroach Labs has fulfilled this request. The company continues to work on other innovative ideas to help companies of all sizes, and the apps they develop, to scale fast, survive failures, and thrive everywhere. 

Cockroachdb Serverless For Global And Multi-Region Deployment 

The announcement on Tuesday also included an update to the CockroachDB serverless – the consumption-based auto-scaling offering by the company. The update will enable customers to to distribute rows of data across multiple cloud regions, while still functioning as a single logical database and paying only for the exact storage and compute uses. 

Organizations often struggle with the costs and complexity of spinning up a new region with existing cloud database solutions and legacy systems. With the general availability of CockroachDB serverless, organizations can now build applications that serve a globally dispersed user base at low cost and simpler operations. Additional Feature Updates 

The announcement also included additional feature updates. The CockroachDB MOLT (Migrate Off Legacy Technology) is getting a new Live Migration Service feature available in Preview. This update will allow customers to migrate mission-critical applications to CockroachDB without disruption to end users. Additional feature updates also included deeper observability for Dataldog and migration support for Debezium and Oracle Golden Gate. 

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