Citus 12.1 is out! Now with PG16 Support. Read all about it in Naisila’s 12.1 blog post. 💥
Update in October 2022: The Citus managed database service is now available in the cloud as Azure Cosmos DB for PostgreSQL. And as always, the Citus database is also available as open source: you can find the Citus repo on GitHub or download Citus here.
At Citus we want to enable you to build real-time applications across large amounts of data with ease. One part of that is Citus makes it simple for you to shard your data and use scale-out capabilities to leverage all your processing power. Another part is Citus Cloud: our managed, hosted offering of Citus running on AWS.
Today taking advantage of Citus becomes even easier with our Citus Cloud database going into general availability. You can read on to discover what’s included with Citus Cloud or sign-up to get started right away.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Citus database, Citus provides you the ability to:
You can read more about Citus or continue reading for more about Citus Cloud.
Citus Cloud makes it easier to get up and running with Citus. Once you create your account you have one-click provisioning to get a production-ready Citus cluster. Citus Cloud comes with an integrated dashboard to provide you with insights on everything you need to know, including:
Our team at Citus Cloud has years of experience managing millions of Postgres databases. We’ve taken that experience and ensured it’s not only easier than ever to scale your database, but also reliable. Our monitoring suite continuously monitors your database to ensure it’s healthy. If we discover any issues we begin a series of automated recovery processes to restore availability. In the event of any issues our engineers are on call so you don’t have to be.
The only thing more important than keeping you up and running is keeping your customers’ data safe. All Citus Cloud clusters come with continuous protection enabled. We enable this by replicating the Postgres WAL (write-ahead log) to S3 to ensure that if your systems fail your data can still be recovered. If you elect for high availability, your database is streamed from your primary instance, across all nodes, to the standby. In the event of a failure we automatically fail you over keeping your IP address consistent, which allows your application to seamlessly reconnect.
Citus Cloud enables you to easily create additional users and roles that will be kept in sync across your distributed Citus database and all its nodes. You can use the advanced access control features built into PostgreSQL to give access to as many or as few database objects as you'd like:
You can also use our built-in Cloud dashboard to create new roles and rotate passwords easily:
Citus Cloud is available today for you to get started. Pricing starts at $990 a month for a two distributed node cluster. Clusters can be configured in custom sizes, counts, and across many AWS regions. Sign-up today and provision your cluster.