With version 2.0, Crate.io’s database tools put an emphasis on IoT
  • The tool, which is available in both an open source and enterprise version, started out as a general-purpose but highly scalable SQL database.
  • “The main message is that we hit the nail with the machine data focus that we now have for CrateDB,” Crate co-founder and COO Christian Lutz told me, and added that it was basically the customers who educated the team on what they needed.
  • Thanks to its use of software containers, the overall Crate architecture can already scale automatically to meet demand, but with this new version, this clustering system offers improved performance and resiliency.
  • In the paid enterprise version, Crate now also features new authentication and authorization tools, as well as an improved monitoring dashboard and support for user-defined functions in SQL and JavaScript.
  • The company now charges enterprises $500 per cluster — but also offers a discount for startups, something the team tells me has worked out quite well because it makes it easier for smaller companies that currently use its open source database to switch to a paid and supported plan.

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