Cloudflare makes it easy for developers to build any app on its industry-leading serverless platform
SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping build a better Internet, today announced new tools and integrations to make application development simple, flexible, and fast. Now developers will be able to connect to their existing databases such as MySQL, MongoDB, Prisma or Postgres alongside Cloudflare’s own tools like Sustainable objects to easily and intelligently store and access data at the edge. This solves a major problem for developers – data management – and makes it easier than ever to build any type of application, regardless of complexity, compliance requirements or performance needs.
The promise of serverless computing is to allow developers to focus on writing code and solving problems for their customers, without having to worry about setting up and managing the infrastructure. However, while a serverless environment is meant to make development easier, the solutions that exist today still create challenges for developers when it comes to working with data. Connecting or migrating databases to serverless solutions is a complex challenge that developers must overcome, reducing the time and energy required to build applications. Today, Cloudflare makes it easy for developers to connect their existing databases to Cloudflare Workers® and also enable developers to use new and innovative data technologies to work with data.
“The promise of serverless computing is its simplicity, and that promise inspires hundreds of developers to sign up for Cloudflare Workers every day to power 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. This is why these new tools and partnerships are based on our belief that any developer in the world should be able to connect their data to create any type of application on Cloudflare, period.
Cloudflare’s development platform, including Cloudflare Workers, helps developers deploy code instantly to Cloudflare’s global network spanning over 250 cities in over 100 countries for exceptional performance, reliability, and scalability. Since 2017, more than 350,000 developers have relied on the Cloudflare development platform and more than two million apps have been launched using Cloudflare Workers. The platform was also recently named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave ™: Edge Development Platforms, Q4 2021 Report.
“Our customers and employees demand a fast and reliable experience. Cloudflare Workers creates a seamless experience for our developers without affecting the performance of our end users, ”said Hamidreza Khamjani, Application Services, NOV Inc. (National Oilwell Varco). “Cloudflare Workers enables innovation by delivering the technology of tomorrow to legacy code from yesterday. ”
As developers continue to build increasingly complex applications, they need more ways to store and access their data from the Cloudflare edge. Today, Cloudflare is announcing three new ways for developers to use data in Cloudflare Workers:
Durable objects: anyone can now run complex applications entirely at the edge
First of all, Cloudflare does Sustainable objects generally accessible to all. The biggest challenge in working on distributed systems isn’t just managing data, it’s scaling access to that data. With durable objects, Cloudflare has created an innovative data access model that delivers extreme scalability and effortless data sovereignty compliance without additional complexity for developers. Durable objects allow developers to implement previously complex applications, such as collaborative whiteboards, game servers, or global queues, with 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 extend their access to data from the Cloudflare edge. With access to MongoDB Atlas, the leading cloud-hosted document database, developers can build complete applications that require a rich query language. The addition of the Prisma data platform gives developers a modern, easy-to-use data layer that allows them to connect to MySQL, Postgres, and SQL Server while eliminating the hassle of working across multiple core platforms of data.
Database Connectors: Seamlessly integrate Cloudflare Workers with relational databases
Finally, Cloudflare announced Database Connectors allowing developers to connect directly to traditional 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, register to join the waiting list.
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