Announcing RisingWave Cloud Beta Release
RisingWave announces the release of RisingWave Cloud beta, a fully managed service of RisingWave Database. Let’s review what RisingWave Cloud offers in this beta release.
RisingWave is excited to officially announce the beta release of RisingWave Cloud. After months of development and testing, our team is eager to offer our customers the beta release of RisingWave Cloud.
RisingWave Cloud beta is designed to provide an easy-to-use stream processing platform in the cloud. With RisingWave Cloud, we’re redefining how businesses handle streaming data, providing unparalleled scalability and cost efficiency. We invite everyone, whether you’re a data enthusiast, developer, or business leader, to join us in this exciting journey as we unlock new possibilities for real-time data processing and insights.
In this blog, let’s quickly review what RisingWave Cloud offers in this beta release.
Simplified development with RisingWave Cloud
RisingWave Cloud is a hosted service that provides out-of-the-box RisingWave service for you.
You can create a new cloud-hosted RisingWave cluster and start building your stream processing applications in 5 minutes. To get started, log in to your account, follow the guidelines in the cloud portal dashboard to create your first cluster, and start writing your SQL queries.
After creating a cluster, you can build your application directly in our web console instead of connecting to it via your local client. Access the Console tab and log in to your cluster using your database username and password.
Inside the web console, we offer a complete toolbox for developing SQL applications, including a built-in rich text SQL editor, a database catalog on the left panel, a simple self-explanatory data visualization panel, and query logs at the bottom.
We also provide sample queries featuring simple use cases from the top right menu above the console window. We have deployed a demo environment; these queries can run at any time.
Want to connect to your clusters in code or using your local clients? No problem. You can still connect to your clusters in various ways. We support psql client and various programming language clients, including Java, Node.js, and Python. You can view the connection information of your clusters at the cluster detail page.
Managing and monitoring your clusters
You can manage your provisioned clusters easily inside the RisingWave Cloud portal. On the
Clusters page, RisingWave Cloud lists all your clusters in either card or list view, depending on your preference. Click each item to view the detailed status of the cluster.
Below is an example screenshot of the details page of a running cluster. On top, you can do quick actions on your cluster, including stopping, restarting, and deleting your cluster. The configuration information is listed on the top right. The main part of the details page is a dashboard displaying the cluster status, including CPU usage, memory usage, streaming throughput, storage usage, network usage, and barrier latency. You can easily track the historical usage metrics and instantly see the abnormal behaviors here.
Aside from doing high-level management for your clusters, you can manage the database users for your cluster in the cloud portal. Access the database user tab to create a new database user, delete one database user, or change existing user passwords.
Improved feature sets, stability, and performance
Our team put a lot of effort into ensuring that RisingWave Cloud beta provides a stable yet performant stream processing service. RisingWave Cloud beta is based on the 0.18.0 version of RisingWave Database, which extensively improved its feature set, stability, and performance. Please check out our release notes for more detailed information. Apart from that, our cloud team has put countless efforts into enhancing the availability and stability of the cloud service. If you encounter any problem with the cloud service, please contact us via email or Slack. Our support team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Getting access to RisingWave Cloud
To access RisingWave Cloud beta, fill out the form on our website. We will send you the link to RisingWave Cloud via email. We invite you to sign up for your account and experience RisingWave Cloud, and we look forward to your feedback to help us continue to improve it.
Beyond the free tier cluster
RisingWave Cloud beta is free for all users. It provides an independent RisingWave cluster of 1 compute node, with 1vCPU and 2GB memory. The free tier cluster expires after 7 days. If you need to sustain it, please do not hesitate to contact us via email for an extension.
RisingWave Cloud beta offers customizable configurations. Contact sales to activate a customized plan. Please let us know your detailed requirements, and we will send you an invitation code. After redeeming your invitation code, you can customize your cluster configurations and keep them active without an expiration date.
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