Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company that helps build a better Internet, today announced new tools and integrations to help develop applications easy, flexible and quick to do. In addition to Cloudflare’s own tools such as Durable Objects, developers can now connect to their existing databases such as MySQL, MongoDB, Prisma or Postgres in order to save and access data easily and intelligently at the edge.
This solves a major problem for developers – managing data – and makes it easier than ever to build any type of application, regardless of complexity, compliance requirements, or performance requirements.
The promise of serverless computing is to enable developers to focus on writing code and solving challenges for their customers without having to worry about configuring and managing the infrastructure. Although a serverless environment is supposed to make development easier, solutions that exist today still present developers with challenges when it comes to working with data.
Connecting or migrating databases to serverless solutions is a complex challenge that developers must solve, and it takes time and energy to build applications. Today, Cloudflare developers make it easy to manage their existing databases with Cloudflare Workers ® and also enables developers to use new and innovative data technologies to leverage data.
” The promise of serverless computing is its simplicity, and that promise draws hundreds of developers every day to sign up for Cloudflare Workers to support their businesses, websites and applications,” said Matthew Prince, Co-Founder and CEO of Cloudflare.
“ We are constantly investing to make the platform the fastest, most flexible and easiest to use serverless platform on the market. Because of this, these new tools and partnerships are based on our belief that every developer in the world should be able to connect their data to build any type of application on Cloudflare. ”
Cloudflare’s developer platform, including Cloudflare Workers, helps developers instantly deploy code to the Cloudflare global network, spanning more than 250 cities in over 100 countries, for exceptional performance, reliability, and scalability.
Since 2017, more than 350,000 developers have built on the Cloudflare developer platform and launched more than two million applications with Cloudflare Workers. The platform was also recently named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave ™: Edge Development Platforms, Fourth Quarter 2021 Report .
“ Our customers and employees need a quick and reliable experience. Cloudflare Workers creates a seamless experience for our developers without impacting performance for our end users, ”said Hamidreza Khamjani, Application Services, NOV Inc. (National Oilwell Varco). ” Cloudflare Workers enables innovation by delivering tomorrow’s technology to yesterday’s legacy code.”
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As developers build more complex applications, they need more ways to store and access their data from the edge of Cloudflare. Today Cloudflare announces three new ways for developers to consume data in Cloudflare Workers:
Durable Objects: Now anyone can run complex applications entirely at the edge
First, Cloudflare makes Durable Objects generally available to everyone. The biggest challenge when working on distributed systems is not just handling data, but scaling access to this data. With Durable Objects, Cloudflare has created an innovative access pattern for data that offers extreme scalability and effortless compliance with data sovereignty without additional complexity for developers.
With Durable Objects, developers can implement previously complex applications such as collaborative whiteboarding, game servers or global queues in just a few lines of code.
Database partnerships: Connect your databases directly to the Cloudflare Edge
Second, Cloudflare announced new partnerships with MongoDB and Prisma to help developers expand their access to data from Cloudflare’s Edge. With access to MongoDB Atlas – the leading hosted document database in the cloud – developers can build complete applications that require a comprehensive query language.
The addition of the Prisma Data Platform gives developers an easy-to-use, modern data layer that allows developers to connect to MySQL, Postgres, and SQL Server while removing the hassle of working across database platforms.
Database connectors: Integrate Cloudflare Worker seamlessly with relational databases
Finally, Cloudflare announced Database Connectors that allow developers to connect directly to classic relational databases, including MySQL and PostgreSQL. This allows developers to use their existing tools while benefiting from the scalability and developer experience of Cloudflare Workers. To find out more, add yourself to the waiting list.
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