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June 28, 2022 Launches New Tier Model for CrateDB Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2022 —, the enterprise data management company, today announces the introduction of a new tier for CrateDB Cloud, which offers the ability to deploy it with shared infrastructure resources and suspend compute power. With the deployment of this new tier of CrateDB Cloud, customers have access to more cost-effective options that enable use cases with changing requirements or smaller use cases with the flexibility to turn on and off compute power.

With this new tier, CrateDB optimizes the memory utilization, which means a Cluster only occupies the resources it requires. The available resources on a machine can now be booked in an overlapping manner which allows more Clusters to be started on a virtual machine. This is significant as normally not all Clusters on a machine are running at full steam in parallel. The new tier model for CrateDB Cloud reduces the barrier to entry for organizations of all sizes.

In addition, is today introducing the capability to suspend (Start/Stop) clusters on all CrateDB Cloud tier models, which is hugely significant from a cost optimization perspective. When a Cluster is suspended, the user will only have to pay the cost for storage in use. By keeping the storage available, a Cluster can go from suspended to active almost immediately without any time consuming restore operations.  For larger Clusters, the compute can make up to 50% of the monthly cost, and savings could be more than 90% on smaller Clusters with less storage. This is especially pivotal when starting to develop with CrateDB e.g., a user can suspend their cluster and only switch it on for short periods of time when testing makes it necessary.

It also enables development teams to run Proof of Concepts or perform workload testing – this can all be performed without costs spiraling and disrupting operations. In a cost efficient and timely way, these tasks can be completed seamlessly.

Roman Meingassner, CrateDB Cloud Product Manager, said: “We see this new tier model providing key add-ons for our customers using CrateDB Cloud. They are both subtle in terms of their immediate impact, but the benefits are long lasting. These new features are saving our customers money in several ways, whilst ensuring the level of operational efficiency they expect.”

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About is the developer of CrateDB, the enterprise-grade multi-model database, enabling data insights at scale. CrateDB’s ability to ingest and manage massive amounts of data from diverse sources empowers companies worldwide to turn data into business value.  In November 2021 and after three years of development, launched CrateOM, a smart manufacturing solution that drives Industry 5.0 initiatives by empowering shop-floor employees with real-time production data. was founded in 2013 and operates globally with offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the US. In 2021, was named as an Honorable Mention in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems and CrateDB won the IoT Evolution Industrial IoT Product of the Year Award. Clients maximizing their data potential with CrateDB include: Alpla, McAfee.