SingleStore is designed to make developers’ lives easier with features that deliver scalable performance, speed migration and keep costs down. In this blog Domenic Ravita recaps SingleStore’s recent developer webinar, “Turbocharge Your SaaS Applications with SingleStore,” highlighting the straight-to-the-point benefit story told by Sarung Tripathi, SingleStore Principal Solutions Architect.
From the beginning, SingleStore has had a large and loyal application developer following. One of the reasons why is that, like our customers, we don’t mess around. I recently hosted a webinar created for the developer audience, “Turbocharge Your SaaS Applications with SingleStore.” My special guest was Sarung Tripathi, Principal Solutions Architect at SingleStore and, in his inimitable way, Sarung got down to business as soon as he was handed the mic.
A frictionless path to high performance
Right away, Sarung was on the same wavelength as our audience. After noting that conceptually simple concurrency and data inflow issues often cause poor app performance—his title slide read “It’s Your Database, Stupid”—he conceded, “Frankly, I realize that not everybody wants to put a lot of time into optimizing a database, or building a database cluster and making sure that it's perfect.”
The good news is that there are databases available today that are designed to power mobile and SaaS apps large and small. Sarung ran through a checklist of must-have features that SingleStore offers, and app developers should look for when considering a database backend:
SingleStore makes it easy
Sarung then put the requirements into context; SingleStore delivers all of the database features developers need to stop app latency and concurrency problems before they start. He talked about three ways that SingleStore makes it easy to focus on apps, not the backend, going in-depth on three key attributes:
Key benefits for developers
Getting into the nuts and bolts of implementing SingleStore as a database backend, Sarung spent several minutes going over capabilities that eliminate multiple points of friction for developers.
“All of this is very well-documented on our website,” Sarung says. “We built guides and we're continuing to build guides around how to easily connect to cloud data sources and cloud application development frameworks. So you can plug and play and your application can get very close to being live just in a short period of time.” SingleStore supports a large and growing number of third-party integrations.
“It’s all scalable relational SQL,” Sarung emphasized. “You can use standardized libraries SQL libraries for Python, Java, .NET, Ruby, whatever it may be. We have our own Single Store ODBC driver and Python library, as well,” he said, adding that SingleStore easily connects with most development frameworks.
SingleStore is also extremely easy for developers to scale. The managed service offering can be edited in the SingleStore portal in minutes with just a few clicks.
SingleStore’s S00 tier starts at 69¢ per hour and goes up to hundreds of VCPUs, terabytes of memory and very large storage volumes. Sarung quantified how SingleStore delivers “enterprise power at MVP cost” by allowing developers, for \$1,500 per month, to serve 50,000-plus customers, ingest and analyze more than 200 million unique events, and enjoy a hand-off database experience.