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Nutanix reveals data management platform for hybrid, multi cloud

Wed 7 Oct 2020
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Nutanix has released a cloud agnostic multi-database management solution, Era 2.0, which extends the Nutanix database management solution across clouds and clusters to simplify operations, with increased scale and reduced costs for IT and database teams. 

The company has also announced expanded support for Postgres and SAP HANA as well as a joint solution, powered by Era 2.0, with global technology company HCL.

Era enables IT teams to deliver database as a service by bringing one-click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning and lifecycle management. 

It is a multi-database solution with support for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and MariaDB, in addition to Postgres and SAP HANA.

“Companies are increasingly looking for technology solutions to support their hybrid and multi cloud strategies but, while some vendors deliver application mobility, we haven’t seen a lot of innovation when it comes to multi cloud database management,” says Nutanix Era, databases and business critical apps senior vice president and general manager Bala Kuchibhotla. 

“Nutanix Era now delivers on our vision to provide a cloud agnostic multi-database management solution to truly unlock the promise of hybrid and multi cloud.”

Era combines the scalability and performance of Nutanix’s HCI software with the flexibility of a cloud-ready database service.

With this announcement, the company delivers:

Simplified database management across distributed clusters and clouds

Nutanix Era 2.0 enables customers to provision and manage databases across multiple clouds with consistent tooling, standards, and security policies, giving them the flexibility to choose the right cloud for each database to increase agility and minimise cost. 

Era 2.0 also delivers operational simplicity across multiple distributed clusters and data centres delivering significant scale and with 1-click provisioning, cloning, and patching. 

In addition to simplifying operation and minimising costs with seamless data mobility across clouds, Era 2.0 enables new use cases including: leveraging public cloud for capacity bursting, dev/test, capacity remediation, and optimising databases performance remotely.

Support for SAP HANA at scale

Nutanix announced Era’s capabilities are extended to the columnar, real-time, in-memory database engines, SAP HANA. 

With this, customers can enjoy 1-click management experience for their SAP HANA deployments. 

Nutanix was the first HCI platform to be certified for SAP HANA scale-up and most recently scale-out, simplifying deployments for SAP business applications, like SAP S/4 HANA, and SAP business warehouse, like B/4 HANA deployments on HANA.

24/7 support of PostgreSQL on Nutanix

This includes an end-to-end support experience for the Postgres database engine in addition to the infrastructure platform and Era management services - all through the Nutanix team - resulting in more rapid time to resolution.

Fully-managed database as a service solution with HCL Technologies

SKALE DB, a joint offering by HCL and Nutanix, enables enterprises to accelerate the data modernisation with a secure and scalable Database as a Service (DBaaS) offering.

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