At its Google I / O conference, Google announced a new database service that hopes to free customers of their legacy database systems. AlloyDB for PostgreSQL is a fully managed PostgreSQL compatible database service.

“Databases are increasingly shifting in the cloud and we expect this trend to continue as more companies digitally transform their businesses. With AlloyDB, Google Cloud offers big business a big leap forward, helping companies reap the full benefits of PostgreSQL, with the promise of improved speed and functionality and predictable and transparent pricing, ”said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, Data Management Software, IDC .

According to Google, compared to the standard PostgreSQL database, AlloyDB is four times faster for transactional workloads and up to 100 times faster for analytical queries. It was also twice as fast as Amazon’s comparable service.

According to Google, what makes AlloyDB so powerful is that it “disaggregates the calculations and storage of each stack layer.” This makes it able to scale while presenting itself in a predictable way as it does so.

It also uses the same infrastructure building blocks that Google uses for YouTube, Search, Maps, and Gmail.

To calm the minds of customers when it comes to costs, it provides transparent and predictable pricing; Customers are only charged for what they use.

This is not the first offer Google has made to help its customers switch from legacy systems. Also offers Convert Oracle schema to PostgreSQL and DAtabase migration program.

“As businesses modernize their technology stacks, they are increasingly moving to cloud databases to make their data more accessible and flexible. AlloyDB now offers a new level of speed, scalability and reliability that will change the way customers use cloud databases to power their applications, ”said Amit Sharma, CEO of CData.

Google’s new AlloyDB for PostgreSQL helps companies transition from legacy databases

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