YugabyteDB now available as a self-managed database service on Crossplane

Yugabyte, the leader in open-source distributed SQL databases, announced that YugabyteDB is now available as a self-managed database service on Crossplane, the open-source multicloud control plane.

YugabyteDB is one of the first distributed SQL databases available on Crossplane and the new offering builds on the company’s recent announcement of Rook Kubernetes Operator for YugabyteDB.

With YugabyteDB on Crossplane, users can provision and manage multiple YugabyteDB clusters across Google Kubernetes Engine, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service, and Azure Kubernetes Service with ease.

The new addition gives applications a completely free in-cluster alternative to proprietary databases such as Google Cloud SQL, Amazon RDS Aurora, or Azure SQL DB. Unlike those monolithic SQL databases, YugabyteDB adds scalability, resilience, and geo-distribution capabilities to the data tier.

“As software organizations deploy ever-larger numbers of Kubernetes clusters and are increasingly choosing a multi-vendor approach to cloud infrastructure services, open-source projects such as Crossplane solve the challenge of simplifying multicloud application management,” said Karthik Ranganathan, co-founder and CTO, Yugabyte.

“YugabyteDB is an open-source Kubernetes-native distributed SQL database, and Yugabyte’s commercial offerings – the Yugabyte Platform and the Yugabyte Cloud – are built on the same multicloud principles as Crossplane. We are excited to offer YugabyteDB on Crossplane, as the natural next chapter in our journey.”

Prior to YugabyteDB on Crossplane, if users needed to manage multiple Kubernetes clusters across a multicloud environment, it required significant operations engineering. Users can now deploy complete application stacks across Kubernetes at cloud providers or on-premises data centers.

Crossplane can automate deployment practices, including specifying which cloud provider and which region inside that cloud provider’s network should run a given application or database depending on how and where it is used.

“We’ve reached a new era of cloud-computing. Multicloud is a reality and companies are recognizing the need for a more open cloud computing platform, offering more choice and control,” said Bassam Tabbara, CEO and Founder of Upbound, the company behind the popular open source projects Crossplane and Rook.

“It’s great to partner with Yugabyte on advancing the future of multicloud. It’s an exciting time and we look forward to driving the future of multicloud though open source and community driven efforts”.

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