GridDB 5.1 Enterprise Edition (GridDB 5.1 EE), a database designed specifically for IoT and Big Data workloads, was made generally available by Toshiba. In the event of a failure or disaster at a public cloud data center, GridDB can continue operating uninterrupted due to new functionalities in the most recent version.
As an increasing number of on-premise systems migrate to the public cloud in recent years, it has become crucial to make sure that these systems can be quickly restored in the event of a failure or natural disaster occurring at the data center of the public cloud provider. In order to guarantee continuous database service availability, GridDB 5.1 EE has been given the capability to spread data across many data centers located in an area and in other regions.
Public cloud companies construct numerous data centers within a region to be ready for unforeseen failure and disaster. As a safeguard against server failure, GridDB has the ability to spread copies of the data across different servers. Continuous use of the data will not be possible if the copy is kept on servers housed in the same data center, though, in the event of a breakdown or disaster.
As a result, the data copy function in GridDB 5.1 has been improved to enable data duplication to a separate data center. This feature makes it possible to continue processing data even in the case of a disaster or failure of the data center.
It is preferable to make the database accessible in several regions due to failures or disasters that could impact all data centers in a certain location. Data transmission from one region to another can be done on a regular basis in GridDB 5.1 EE, for example, from Tokyo to Osaka. GridDB can be recovered and accessed from another region if the entire data center in a region goes down.
GridDB and GridDB Cloud will continue to develop in the future in order to assist digital transformation and cyber-physical systems that use IoT and Big Data.