Cloud database company Xeround has just announced the official release of its new cloud database service for MySQL applications. The official release comes after a nine-month beta period that began in September of last year. During that time, approximately 2,000 users tested the service through various environments, including live production.
Xeround cites its service’s main competitive advantage within the industry as offering the first actual pay-per-use pricing model that bases overall costs on the resources consumed by a database rather than server size. With Xeround, clients pay according to usage and avoid financial waste by overpaying for services that they do not even use. The service’s charges are calculated according to the metrics of Database Size and the amount of data transferred between the application and the database, which is more commonly referred to as Data Transfer. This pricing model makes cost management much easier for users, as they can gauge costs based on actual usage instead of projections.
Amazon RDS and other competitors force customers to select pre-instance sizes that limit storage and processing capabilities. Xeround, on the other hand, offers innovative auto-scaling that gives users the ability to either scale up or scale down their resources as needed.
Xeround is currently available for commercial use via its own Amazon EC2 datacenters based in the United States and Europe, as well as the Heroku cloud platform. Availability is set to expand to the Xeround Rackspace data center in the near future, and additional expansion is promised through other cloud providers as well.
Xeround CEO Razi Sharir spoke of the service in the official press release: “There has been great demand from our users, and we are very happy to announce that our cloud database is now available for production environments. Xeround offers the market our simple, easy to use cloud database solution, allowing users to focus on their applications without worrying about the tedious tasks and frustrations involved with maintaining scalability and availability in the cloud.”