AWS announces serverless Amazon Neptune
SEATTLE, October 27, 2022– Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced Amazon Neptune Serverless, a new serverless option for Amazon Neptune that automatically scales to support unpredictable, business-critical graph database workloads. Amazon Neptune is a fast, reliable, and fully managed service that makes it easy to build and run applications that require a graph database to efficiently store and query complex, highly connected data sets.
Amazon Neptune Serverless includes the advanced features of Amazon Neptune for high availability, performance, and resiliency. There is no upfront commitment or additional fees to use Amazon Neptune Serverless, and customers only pay for the database resources used.
Developers who create applications that track the relationships between many connected data points (for example, contact tracing, fraud detection, drug discovery, and network security) use graph databases to understand and quickly connect relationships for a clearer understanding of the full data set. Today, clients like Accenture, ADP, Cox Automotive, Merck, NBCUniversal, Siemens, Uber, and Zeta Global use Amazon Neptune to build and operate sophisticated, interactive graph-based applications that can query billions of relationships across data. Customers choose Amazon Neptune for its ease of use, durability, performance, and availability. Because many applications that rely on graph databases have variable or unpredictable workloads where the volume and complexity of database queries can be sporadic or intermittent, capacity planning can be difficult. . For example, a knowledge graph that models commercial airline flights in the United States may experience a sudden spike during the holidays, or a knowledge graph that models New York City taxi traffic patterns may see a sudden spike during peak hours. Traditionally, customers with fluctuating or unpredictable workloads must constantly monitor and reconfigure capacity to maintain consistent fast performance, or over-provision for peak capacity, resulting in unnecessary overhead.
With Amazon Neptune Serverless, customers no longer need to provision, scale, and manage clusters of DB instances. Amazon Neptune Serverless automatically provisions and scales graph database workloads to hundreds of thousands of requests to maintain fast, consistent performance for applications with variable and unpredictable workloads. With Amazon Neptune Serverless, customers only pay for the database resources used by their applications, saving them up to 90% compared to provisioning for peak capacity. Amazon Neptune Serverless supports the same popular, easy-to-write graphical query languages as Amazon Neptune. The new serverless offering offers the full breadth of Amazon Neptune features, including support for multiple AWS Availability Zones for high availability, read replicas for high performance and software patches, updates fully managed updates and backups for ease of use.
“Customers tell us they appreciate the ability to use Amazon Neptune to understand the complex relationships between highly connected data points. They also asked us to take care of the heavy lifting associated with managing capacity and optimizing cost and performance,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of databases, analytics and machine learning at AWS. “Now, with Amazon Neptune Serverless, customers have a graph database that automatically provisions and seamlessly scales clusters to provide just the right amount of capacity to meet demand, allowing them to build and grow. run applications for even the most variable and unpredictable workloads without having to. worry about provisioning capacity, cluster scaling, or idle resource costs. »
Amazon Neptune Serverless is generally available today for customers running Amazon Neptune in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific ( Tokyo), Europe (Ireland), and Europe (London), with availability in other AWS Regions to come.
“Connecting related data networks is a key source of innovation for our legal research platform, and graph databases allow us to continually expand the sets of legal data that can be linked and queried,” said Kyle. Patrick, Senior Architect at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. . “With Amazon Neptune Serverless, our ability to move from data science experiments to large-scale production systems can be much smoother and more cost effective. Because Amazon Neptune Serverless automatically scales capacity based on demand, we can build and share graph models without worrying about capacity limitations or over-provisioning.
Wiz is a cloud security platform that transforms the way organizations secure their cloud using a graph-based approach. “At Wiz, we use Amazon Neptune to identify and map toxic combinations of cloud risks to reveal which of them poses the greatest threat. This enables our customers, including more than 25% of the Fortune 100 and some of the world’s largest cloud environments, to solve what really matters,” said Roy Reznik, Co-Founder and Vice President of Research and Development at Wiz. “With Amazon Neptune Serverless, graph database workloads automatically scale to meet demand. So we never have to worry about managing database infrastructure and capacity and can instead focus on creating more value for our customers.
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