Render, the Zero DevOps Cloud, has announced the general availability of autoscaling. Autoscaling offers the ability to automatically scale applications in response to varying workload levels and traffic so that customers can increase their services’ reliability and uptime and improve the overall end user experience while keeping costs in check.
Render also announced the general availability of read replicas which allow customers with heavy database or analytics usage to offload processing to a fully-managed real-time replica of their primary database, keeping their primary database responsive at all times.
Autoscaling can be used for any web service, private service or task processor running on the platform and features a built-in, convenient dashboard to configure and view autoscaling events and workload performance.
Render said that it is the first platform-as-a-service to offer native autoscaling based on CPU and memory usage. Unlike platforms that restrict autoscaling to expensive enterprise plans, autoscaling is available to all Render customers at no cost; Render only charges for actual compute usage, prorated by the second.
Read replicas for PostgreSQL offer enhanced performance and resilience to customers using Render’s fully managed PostgreSQL databases. With read replicas, users can create a read-only copy of their production database with the click of a button, and Render automatically keeps the copy in sync with the primary database at all times.
Customers can use read replicas to perform business critical functions such as data analysis, reporting, migrations, and upgrades seamlessly and without impacting the performance or availability of their production database.