CenturyLink, Inc. has announced the availability of Relational Database (DB) Service, a MySQL-compatible database-as-a-service.

The Monroe, LA-based firm says Relational Database Service is designed to meet application developers’ rapid software requirements and drive more agile IT. The cloud service, which developers can access through the CenturyLink Cloud platform, is intended to satisfy the increasing need for dynamic databases while minimizing infrastructure costs, the firm says.

Designed for both large and small organizations, Relational DB Service is designed to enable the provisioning of database environments on-demand without having to purchase new hardware.  The firm says the cloud service features:

Flexible provisioning options, including any combination of CPU, RAM and storage within the platform limits.

Scalable CPU, RAM and storage.

Heightened security, with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates provided for encryption in transit.

Daily backups with configurable back-up time.

High availability, with an in-data center replication option with auto-failover.

“Automation helps businesses deliver value-added applications quickly and is a vast improvement over manually creating, configuring and operating a back-end database,” says Richard Seroter, vice president, platform product management at CenturyLink. “CenturyLink’s Relational DB service helps developers get instant access to a high-performing, highly available MySQL database service. Instead of dealing with installing and managing database infrastructure, customers can focus on taking their products to market.”

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