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Google makes AlloyDB for PostgreSQL available in 16 new regions

Google is expanding the availability of AlloyDB for PostgreSQL, a PostgreSQL-compatible managed database-as-a-service, to 16 new regions. AlloyDB for PostgreSQL became generally available in December and competes with Amazon Aurora and Microsoft Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

“AlloyDB for PostgreSQL, our PostgreSQL-compatible database service for demanding relational database workloads, is now available in 16 new regions around the world. AlloyDB combines PostgreSQL compatibility with Google’s infrastructure to deliver superior scale, availability, and performance,” wrote Sandy Ghai, a senior product manager for AlloyDB at Google, in a blog post.

New regions where AlloyDB is available include Taiwan (east-asia1), Hong Kong (east-asia2), Osaka (northeast-asia2), Seoul (northeast-asia3), Mumbai (south-asia1), Jakarta (southeast-asia2) , Sydney (southeast-australia1), Melbourne (southeast-australia2), Warsaw (central-europe2), Finland (northern-europe1), London (western-europe2), Zurich (western-europe6), South Carolina (usa east1), Northern Virginia (us-east4), Oregon (us-west1), and Salt Lake City (us-west3).

The new additions bring the availability of AlloyDB to a total of 22 regions. Previously, the service was available in Iowa (us-central1), Las Vegas (us-west4), Belgium (Europe-west1), Frankfurt (Europe-west3), Tokyo (asia-northeast1), and Singapore (asia-southeast1).

Google also updated AlloyDB pricing for multiple regions for compute, storage, backup, and networking.

In addition to making the service available in 16 new regions, the company is adding a new feature to AlloyDB called cross-region replication, which is currently in private preview.

AlloyDB’s cross-region replication feature, according to the company, will allow companies to create child clusters and instances from a parent cluster to make resources available in different regions.

“These child clusters and instances function as copies of your parent cluster and instance resources,” the company said in a blog post.

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The benefits of secondary clusters or replication include disaster recovery, geographic load balancing, and improved read performance of the database engine.

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