InfoQ – October 2023

From Amazon MSK Replicator to Tesla Developer APIs, from PlanetScale forking MySQL to Cloudflare Turnstile, a recap of my pieces for InfoQ in October.

Amazon MSK Replicator: Active-Passive and Active-Active Clusters for Apache Kafka Service

AWS has recently announced MSK Replicator, a new option for cross-region and same-region streaming data replication. The new feature of the Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka service provides automatic asynchronous replication across clusters, enhancing availability and ensuring business continuity.

Tesla Introduces Official Developer APIs for Third-Party Integration

Tesla has recently unveiled its first API documentation to support the integration of third-party applications. While primarily designed for fleet management, these APIs have captured the interest of developers, who see it as a potential starting point for the development of an app ecosystem.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Now Supports pgactive for Active-Active Replication

AWS recently announced the general availability of pgactive on RDS for PostgreSQL. The replication extension for PostgreSQL supports asynchronous active-active replication for streaming data between database instances, enhancing resiliency and flexibility.

Cloudflare Claims Migration to Their Services Can Reduce Network Carbon Emissions by 78-96%

A study conducted by the consultancy firm Analysys Mason suggests that shifting networking and security workloads to Cloudflare can significantly reduce network carbon emissions. According to the report, Cloudflare’s networking products can help companies lower their carbon emissions and meet sustainability objectives.

PlanetScale’s Challenge to Oracle: Forking MySQL and Introducing Vector Search

PlanetScale recently announced the intention to fork MySQL adding vector search. While PostgreSQL has been the default open-source choice for vector search, the company behind the Vitess database wants to release a version of MySQL and PlanetScale with vector support.

Cloudflare Sippy: Incrementally Migrate Data from Amazon S3 to Reduce Egress Fees

Cloudflare recently announced the open beta of Sippy, an incremental data migration service that copies data from Amazon S3 to Cloudflare R2 only the first time the data is requested. Sippy is designed to minimize migration-specific egress fees by leveraging requests within existing application flows while simultaneously copying objects to R2.

Cloudflare Turnstile: CAPTCHA Replacement Now GA and Available for Free

Cloudflare recently announced that Turnstile is now generally available and free for everyone. Designed as an alternative to traditional challenge-response tests, Turnstile is a checkbox designed to preserve user privacy, stop bots, and enhance the user experience.

Cloudflare Hyperdrive: Access PostgreSQL Databases Globally

During the recent “Birthday Week 2023”, Cloudflare announced the open beta of Hyperdrive, a new service that uses Cloudflare global network to speed up queries to existing databases. The service currently supports PostgreSQL-compatible databases, with support for MySQL expected soon.

Amazon EBS Volumes Support Storage Fencing Using NVMe Reservations

AWS recently introduced support for NVMe reservations, a set of industry-standard storage fencing protocols, on io2 and io2 Block Express EBS volumes. Controlling and coordinating access from multiple instances to a shared volume, reservations are used by shared storage applications to ensure data consistency.

More news? A recap of my articles for InfoQ in September.