Feb 1, 2022

Through its partnership with Aiven, OVHcloud confirms its shift to PaaS and expands its DBaaS offering

With six new DBaaS solutions available, OVHcloud now offers its customers one of the largest DBaaS portfolios on the market. This acceleration was made possible thanks to a partnership with Aiven, the European software company that combines the best of open-source technologies and cloud infrastructure.

HELSINKI, Finland — February 1, 2022-With six new DBaaS solutions available, OVHcloud now offers its customers one of the largest DBaaS portfolios on the market. This acceleration was made possible thanks to a partnership with Aiven, the European software company that combines the best of open-source technologies and cloud infrastructure.

With its six new Database-as-a-Service solutions (MySQL, PostgreSQL(1), Apache Kafka, Apache Kafka Mirror Maker, RedisTM(2) and OpenSearch) along with 5 other solutions (Apache Cassandra, M3, M3 Aggregator, Grafana(3) and Apache Kafka Connect(4) all available in spring 2022, OVHcloud is offering its customers the most comprehensive choice of managed databases.

Through its extensive Public Cloud Database portfolio, OVHcloud supports the adoption of a company’s Managed Platform-as-a-Service and facilitates the acceleration of their transformation as part of application modernisation, the implementation of a native cloud strategy, or the extrapolation of data through a complete data pipeline, based on artificial intelligence.

OVHcloud offers open-source databases, allowing its customers to benefit from the latest updates and innovation from user communities. These sustainable solutions, standards and supported by the open-source community guarantee portability and reversibility, to avoid any vendor lock-in.

DBaaS solutions benefit from the advantages fundamental to the OVHcloud range: an accessible solution, an unparalleled price/performance ratio, predictable pricing and data location choices so you are not subject to extraterritorial laws.

An OVHcloud-Aiven partnership to drive innovation

For Thierry Souche, Chief Technical Officer at OVHcloud: “It’s essential for us to respond to our customers’ evolving needs, and to adapt to an ever-changing market. We have therefore decided to support them by offering a managed, trusted offer for a wide range of database engines. To achieve this, OVHcloud relied on the technologies from the European software player, Aiven, with which we share the same values - open-source innovation, interoperable standards, accessibility and simplicity. ” “Through our partnership with OVHcloud, we are providing opensource technologies that enable organizations to accelerate implementation of digital cloud infrastructure and utilize data to drive business and innovation. We are happy to be part of this changing moment in the history of OVHcloud,” Heikki Nousiainen, Chief Technology Officer at Aiven said.

An extensive catalogue to suit a variety of use cases

Thanks to the use of managed databases, which enabled them to avoid infrastructure management and focus on their core business, the beta testers of the solution were able to increase their performance significantly.

“We have developed our applications to provide real-time vehicle condition data to our customers. We needed to find the right cloud provider to manage our MySQL database: a GDPR-compliant provider that is also able to deploy our service quickly. Using the OVHcloud’s managed DBaaS helps our IT Team to focus on their core mission whilst maintaining high uptime system availability. We like the Public Cloud Database for MySQL for its performance, security, and ease of use”, shares Nick Chadaway, Managing Director of DMN Logistics.

Liv Systems GmbH, a startup based in Germany, tested the beta of managed MySQL, coupled with Managed Kubernetes and the load balancer. “Thanks to this DBaaS, we were able to build a production environment and use the databases for a knowledge base and user management. As everything can be set via the console, the set-up was smooth and easy. It really has been a time saver!”

Sébastien Gaïde, CTO and co-founder of the startup Tilkal, a blockchain platform for supply chain traceability, explains: “Our business requires to optimally protect our customers’ data. That is why we joined OVHcloud one year ago. Since November 2021, we have tested PostgreSQL databases, so that we have no longer to manage them ourselves on dedicated servers. We have not only doubled our performance, but also gained reliability and ease of use. ”

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About OVHcloud

OVHcloud is a global player and Europe’s leading cloud provider operating over 400,000 servers within 33 data centres across four continents. For 20 years, the Group has relied on an integrated model that provides complete control of its value chain–from the design of its servers, to the construction and management of its data centres, including the orchestration of its fibre-optic network. This unique approach allows it to independently cover all the uses of its 1.6 million customers in more than 140 countries. OVHcloud now offers its customers latest-generation solutions combining performance, price predictability and total sovereignty over their data to support their growth in complete freedom. Newsroom: https://corporate.ovhcloud.com/en/newsroom/

About Aiven

Headquartered in Helsinki and with hubs in Berlin, Boston, Paris, Toronto, Sydney and Singapore, Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, Kafka and OpenSearch, on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, Aiven does what they do best: manage cloud data infrastructure. Aiven enables customers to drive business results from open source that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyard. Most recently, Aiven achieved a $2B unicorn valuation and has now raised $210M total funding backed by its investors Atomico, Earlybird, First Fellow, IVP, Lifeline Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and World Innovation Lab. To learn more about Aiven, visit aiven.io and follow @aiven_ioon Twitter.