Aerospike Cloud Offering Leverages
Cloud Native Standards
March 30, 2020
Cloud empowers to build, manage and automate their own Aerospike
database-as-a-service (DBaaS). Aerospike Cloud is based on Cloud Native
Computing Foundation (CNCF) standards which enterprises are rapidly
adopting to simplify the deployment, orchestration, management, alerting
and monitoring of cloud applications across any public or private cloud
environment. Aerospike Cloud will be available in the calendar-year
second quarter of 2020.
According to research by Gartner, by 2022 75 percent of all databases
will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform. Aerospike’s cloud
strategy is predicated on helping customers avoid public cloud vendor
lock-in and minimize the complexity and cost of migrating workloads in
hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments.
“Aerospike Cloud provides our customers with the building blocks to
deploy and manage Aerospike as a DBaaS solution,” said Srini Srinivasan,
chief product officer and founder, Aerospike. “Built upon CNCF
foundations that are being used by many of our customers today across
their infrastructure and applications, Aerospike Cloud employs a
standards-based approach that makes it easy to integrate Aerospike into
any company’s overall cloud environment.”
The first release of Aerospike
Cloud is optimized for workloads running in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)
on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and includes the following features:
Kubernetes Operator: Custom Aerospike-specific extensions to the
Kubernetes API that encapsulate operations domain knowledge, such as
scale-up, scale-down, cluster configuration management and upgrades.
Helm Charts: Deploy Aerospike
clusters in a Kubernetes environment using the Helm package manager, a
CNCF incubating project.
Integration with the CNCF-graduated monitoring and alerting solution by
way of a custom exporter for Aerospike Enterprise Edition and
Grafana: Integration with CNCF
member Grafana Labs’ open source visualization platform through custom
dashboards for the Aerospike EE Prometheus exporter.
“Data is at the core of
digital-driven enterprises,” said R “Ray” Wang, principal analyst and
founder, Constellation Research, Inc. “We see a growing demand for
solutions that help companies manage their data costs and the complexity
of their data infrastructure both on premises and in the cloud and both.
Support for hybrid cloud, multi-cloud is a necessity, not an option.”
“Kubernetes is a critical component of our Google Cloud data
infrastructure,” said Nima Khajehnouri, vice president engineering at
Snap Inc. “This release of Aerospike Cloud and Aerospike’s support of
CNCF standards aligns with our strategy to find ways to make it easy to
deploy, operate and manage multiple workloads across any cloud