MariaDB Enterprise Server Available on Nutanix Database Service


Today at the Nutanix .NEXT conference in Barcelona, Spain, we announced the upcoming general availability of MariaDB Enterprise Server on Nutanix Database Service (NDB). Nutanix customers can choose and deploy the enterprise version of MariaDB database via NDB to support hybrid and multi cloud strategies. Collaborating with Nutanix, allows MariaDB to deliver enhanced enterprise database management capabilities to businesses worldwide, addressing the challenges around AI-driven workloads that industries face when opting for hybrid cloud vs. public cloud offerings.

Regulated industries, such as finance, healthcare, and government, often have stringent compliance requirements and security concerns when it comes to adopting public cloud. While hyperscalers offer scalability, agility, and cost-efficiency, they may fall short in meeting the specific needs of regulated sectors. Compliance regulations often mandate data residency, data sovereignty, and strict access controls, which can be challenging to enforce in a public cloud environment.

What is Nutanix Database Service (NDB)?

Nutanix, a leader in cloud infrastructure and hyper-converged solutions, provides the platform through its NDB. Built on the principles of simplicity, scalability, and reliability, NDB offers a cloud-native database management experience with the aim of making databases a seamless part of the software development lifecycle while reducing the complexities associated with traditional database administration.

NDB is a hybrid-cloud native, self-managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution, designed to simplify database operations for modern applications. It allows users to focus on their applications while Nutanix handles database and infrastructure provisioning, scaling, and maintenance tasks automatically. NDB supports popular open source databases enabling seamless migration and deployment of existing workloads.

Enterprise Version of MariaDB Offered on Nutanix Database Service

MariaDB Enterprise Server is built on the foundation of MariaDB Community Server, the popular open-source database with over a billion downloads and the default over MySQL on most Linux distributions. MariaDB Enterprise Server is a leading database for organizations modernizing their application infrastructure, is known for its advanced security features and compliance capabilities, and provides a solution tailored to the needs of regulated industries. With MariaDB Enterprise Server available on Nutanix Database Service, organizations can benefit from a hybrid-cloud database management platform that meets their compliance requirements while leveraging the scalability and flexibility of cloud DBaaS infrastructure.

This collaboration between MariaDB and Nutanix not only empowers businesses to unlock the full potential of their data infrastructure but also addresses the unique challenges faced by regulated industries, ensuring that they can embrace cloud technologies without compromising on security, compliance, or data governance.

By partnering with Nutanix, we ensure seamless compatibility between MariaDB’s enterprise-grade database solution and Nutanix’s cutting-edge DBaaS solution, enabling businesses to deploy and scale their database workloads with ease.

The collaboration between MariaDB and Nutanix holds several key benefits for businesses:

  1. Optimized Performance: Leveraging MariaDB Enterprise Server’s performance enhancements and Nutanix’s scalable infrastructure, organizations can achieve optimal performance for their database workloads, ensuring faster query processing and improved responsiveness.
  2. Enhanced Security: MariaDB Enterprise Server offers advanced security features, including encryption, authentication, and auditing capabilities. By running on NDB, businesses can further fortify their data security posture with built-in encryption, automated patching, role-based access controls, and compliance features. Finally, only the enterprise version of MariaDB Server comes with security technical implementation guide (STIG) compliance.
  3. Simplified Management: NDB’s intuitive management interface and automation capabilities simplify database provisioning, scaling, and maintenance tasks. Combined with MariaDB’s user-friendly administration tools, organizations can streamline their database management workflows, reducing operational overheads.
  4. Scalability and Flexibility: With Nutanix elastic infrastructure, businesses can scale their database resources on-demand, accommodating fluctuations in workload requirements. MariaDB Enterprise Server’s flexible deployment options, including multi-cloud support, further enhance scalability and agility.
  5. Reliability and Support: As a certified solution, MariaDB Enterprise Server on Nutanix Database Service comes with dedicated support from both MariaDB and Nutanix, ensuring timely assistance and resolution of any issues that may arise.

Overall, the collaboration between MariaDB and Nutanix marks a significant milestone in the realm of database management. By combining MariaDB’s expertise in enterprise-grade databases with Nutanix’s innovative hybrid multicloud solutions, businesses can harness the power of modern technology to drive their digital transformation initiatives forward.

“Nutanix is excited to expand our partnership with MariaDB, as it allows us to offer our customers a more robust and flexible database solution,” said Michal Lesiczka, Vice President, Business Development, Cloud & Databases Partner Ecosystem at Nutanix. “By combining NDB with MariaDB’s powerful open-source enterprise database, we can deliver enhanced performance, scalability, and cost-efficiency, empowering businesses to innovate faster and drive growth.”

As enterprises continue to embrace cloud-native architectures and data-driven strategies, the availability of MariaDB Enterprise Server on NDB presents a compelling proposition for those seeking to unlock the full potential of their data assets while simplifying their IT operations.

How to Get Started with Nutanix and MariaDB

Deploy MariaDB Enterprise Server on NDB. You can get started today by deploying MariaDB Enterprise Server to your Nutanix cluster. Starting with NDB 2.6, you can register your MariaDB Enterprise VM to NDB in order to experience the full power and easy management of MariaDB and Nutanix together.

Contact us today to get started