Alexandria, Virginia-headquartered pgEdgeThe startup claims it can provide fully distributed services. database Today emerged, for use at the edge and in the cloud from stealth with Seed funding of $9 million The capital will be used to grow its workforce and to streamline operations. databaseThe product offer -as a-service (DBaaS).

Developers are racing today to adopt distributed architectures for their applications and put more components near or at the edge of the network. Cloudflare and Akamai have brought compute closer to users through Fastly, Fastly, Fastly, Fastly, Fastly, and other companies. Cloudflare, Akamai, Fastly and others have started handling compute closer to the user. pgEdge Is looking to encourage its distributed database Optimized for use near or at the edge of network while supporting PostgreSQL – an established open-source project that is growing in popularity database. 

This offering can help.

Phillip Merrick says pgEdge Cofounder and CEO. Most applications use relational databases today. database You should keep only one read/write copy in any given data center. Users who live far from the location can be left frustrated. with data latency — and long web app load times. 

He described pgEdge As a distributed multi-active implementation of Postgres, it is possible to make multiple copies of Postgres. database Application users are closer. It utilizes asynchronous logic replication with Configurable conflict resolution allows multiple databases to be kept in sync with each other with Each other. 

Merrick claims that this reduces latency, and all users receive fast loading times. Plus, with Multiple copies allow teams to have high fault tolerance. They can also redirect traffic to another node in case of failure.

Merrick and Denis Lussier pgEdge EnterpriseDB was founded by cofounders and the CTO. EnterpriseDB began in 2000. This company is a key player in the advancement of open-source technology.

Merrick claimed that distributed database EnterpriseDB’s capabilities are still of great interest. The idea behind EnterpriseDB is to make open-source Postgres more attractive to large enterprises. This meant that EnterpriseDB could be used with Oracle. “It seemed too early for fully distributed databases,” He stated.

“Fast forward to mid-2022, with industry developments like the emergence of full-fledged edge computing platforms. It was time to revisit ‘Door Number 2,’” He replied. Door number 2 is distributed Postgres in the form pgEdge.

The company currently has two offerings. pgEdge-distributed PostgreSQL databases. One, a distributed DBaaS that is fully managed (available as a private beta program), includes an interface for securely configuring, provisioning and monitoring a cluster. pgEdge Databases can be hosted in over 100 different zones on AWS, Azure or Google Cloud. Another is a platform that can be downloaded for self-hosting on-premises, or in the cloud. This option is for those organizations that require or prefer self-hosting. database software. You can deploy it on-premises, or in customer managed cloud accounts on AWS Azure and Google Cloud. 

The replication capabilities in both products can be configured at row and table levels, helping teams to address data residency problems.

Distribution isn’t the only option database

The offering is subject to change. from pgEdge can drive faster load time, it’s important to note that it’s not the only player working to provide a distributed database. Similar solutions are offered by Yugabyte and CockroachDB. However, pgEdge These claims are not based upon Postgres.   

“By being based fully on standard Postgres, pgEdge allows customers to easily make their existing Postgres applications fully distributed and ‘edge capable,’ usually without any application code changes. They can also leverage the tools and expertise available for the world’s most popular open-source database,” Merrick observed.

The company will use this funding round, which was led by Grotech Ventures and Sands Capital Ventures to expand its sales, engineering and customer support teams. The company plans to further develop the user-friendliness of its products. pgEdge Cloud database-as-a-service offering. 

Bill Mitchell (CTO, media analytics company PublicRelay), was an early user of the product and was able reduce page loading times between Europe and America, greatly improving his customer experience and international staff.

“We have been using pgEdge for a few months now, and I am very impressed with its performance and stability,” He stated. “Having their multi-master replication feature has allowed me to easily manage and scale my PostgreSQL databases without any issues. The product is easy to manage and that has saved me a lot of time and effort.”

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