Alibaba and its monetary companies arm, Ant Monetary, have launched a brand new model of the OceanBase distributed relational database for markets outdoors China.
Dubbed OceanBase 4.0 and launched final week, OceanBase can run on single low-specification machines—nodes, on the earth of distrbuted databases—corresponding to Raspberry Pi, and is MySQL suitable, in line with the corporate. These options make the brand new model acceptable for small and medium-size companies, the corporate mentioned.
The brand new model additionally boasts options corresponding to zero information loss charge and a catastrophe restoration time of lower than eight seconds in comparison with the earlier launch’s restoration time of 30 seconds, in line with the corporate.
OceanBase, which helps hybrid transactional analytical processing (HTAP), began off as a undertaking in Alibaba in 2010 to interchange Oracle and assist the huge transactional workloads of Alipay, Alibaba’s monetary companies arm.
HTAP is a hybrid structure method whereby a database gathers information that’s later copied to a different system for analytics.
OceanBase, which was made accessible commercially in 2017 and later made accessible through Alibaba’s public cloud, is predicted to assist AWS from September, the corporate mentioned, including that assist for different public cloud suppliers are anticipated to comply with quickly.
Alibaba’s choice to take OceanBase international comes at a time when a number of different China-based databases, corresponding to Apache Doris and StarRocks, are eyeing the North American and European markets.
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