D1 is intended to provide instant database services for developers without requiring them to install an entire database
Content delivery network (CDN) and infrastructure Cloudflare has launched a serverless database running on its Workers API. D1 is intended to provide instant database services for developers without requiring them to install an entire database. It will store data close to users on the Cloudflare CDN and is intended for uses including phone apps and enterprise SaaS applications. SQL will access the system.
“The hardest part about serverless isn’t actually the code, it’s the storage. Today we’re announcing our first serverless database which we expect will quickly become one of the largest databases in the world. Cloudflare D1 is built on Cloudflare’s global network, which we believe will allow us to offer one of the largest and most performant serverless databases on the market so no business needs to be bogged down by the cost and complexity of managing their storage,” said Matthew Prince, Co-founder and CEO, Cloudflare.
Distributing the database at the Edge on Cloudflare’s network should give a faster response time. Placing it on a serverless compute platform will make things easier for developers to build full-stack applications without managing the underlying layers. Cloudflare D1 will be compatible with the popular SQLite API.
Content delivery networks, created initially to speed Internet pages to users. have become a more critical part of infrastructure with the rise of Edge computing, which requires data to be located closer to users for speedy response times. CDN players Cloudflare, Akamai, and Fastly are all trying to build their products’ role in this world. Last year CloudFlare launched a storage service to rival AWS’ S3.