Pure Storage unveils Portworx Data Services, industry’s first database as a service platform for Kubernetes

Portworx Data Services delivers a consistent operational experience for the broadest range of data services on Kubernetes, dramatically simplifying data service management.

Mountain View, Calif., 01 Oct 2021
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Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as a service in a multicloud world, today announced Portworx Data Services, the industry’s first database as a service (DBaaS) platform for Kubernetes.

Modern applications are composed of dozens or even hundreds of micro-services, often supported by one or more data services such as databases, streaming and message queues, search, AI/ML pipelines and more. Managing so many types of data services is complex, but this complexity is augmented further by the number of database instances to manage and scale across disparate test, dev and production environments, across availability zones and clouds, with varied requirements around performance, high availability, data protection, data security, compliance and more. As a result of this complexity, DevOps teams spend a large amount of their time firefighting deployments and operations, instead of delivering new features customers want.

Portworx Data Services delivers automated DBaaS management to solve these problems and more. With the click of a button, DevOps engineers can deploy a managed, production-grade data service on Kubernetes from the industry’s broadest catalogue of options for SQL, NoSQL, search, streaming and more, with fully automated day two operations.

“As the market leader in data management for Kubernetes, we’ve built a foundation for our customers to deploy stateful applications on Kubernetes with confidence and ease. Portworx Data Services is the next leap forward in this journey. Now we don’t just give IT teams the tools needed to run data services in production, we are providing an as-a-service experience for the data services themselves so our customers can focus on innovation, not operations,” said Murli Thirumale, VP and GM, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.

Portworx Data Services delivers key capabilities to help customers accelerate innovation:

  • Built on the gold standard of Kubernetes storage and data management: Portworx Enterprise provides the building blocks for building production-grade data services on Kubernetes, such as high availability, data protection, data security and mobility. Portworx Data Services combines those capabilities, along with best practices, to create and run enterprise-class data services on-demand in any Kubernetes cluster.
  • Supports the broadest range of data services: Users can leverage Portworx Data Services to deploy and manage the industry’s broadest catalogue of stateful applications, providing solutions for SQL, NoSQL, search, streaming and other stateful workloads.
  • Dramatically simplifies running data services on Kubernetes: Applications deployed by Portworx Data Services automatically support backup and restore, high availability, disaster recovery, data security, automated capacity management and data migration.
  • Provides consistent operational experience regardless of environment: Cloud or on-premises doesn’t matter. DevOps teams will have the same DBaaS experience for all data services regardless of where their applications run.

The early access programme for Portworx Data Services is now open. General availability will come in early 2022. To learn more, visit the Portworx Data Services site and the Pure Storage blog.

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