Cloudflare has introduced the Hyperdrive service within the Workers development platform. This allows companies to create globally distributed versions of their regional databases, allowing data access from anywhere in the world.
Companies often still have their databases with a cloud provider in separate regions or in their on-premise environments. Transferring these databases to new locations to provide access to more locations and gain faster access is often a time-consuming and expensive process. A process that can also cause downtime.
Cloudflare now has this Hyperdrive released. Built into the distributed Cloudflare Workers serverless application development platform, this service allows developers worldwide to access the data they need faster and more efficiently, no matter where they or the developers themselves are located.
With Hyperdrive, developers can build globally distributed applications on the Cloudflare Workers platform without having to deal with their company’s existing regional database infrastructure.
The solution automatically caches key queries across the Cloudflare network, providing developers with answers in milliseconds. As if the database is closer to the end user, while it could be in a completely different world region.
In addition to the technology that Hyperdrive offers within the Cloudflare Workers platform, a large number of database environments are also supported. Including databases hosted in AWS, Google Cloud, Neon and Timescale. Postgress-compatible databases such as CockroachDB and Materialize are also supported.