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Cube Dev Launches Cube Cloud, SaaS Version Of Cube.js Analytics API

09:15:07 - 06 October 2021

Fully managed “headless” API helps companies develop cloud data applications

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cube Dev, the open-source company behind Cube.js, today announced the general availability of Cube Cloud, a hosted version of the company’s popular open source Cube.js analytics API.

“We turned to Cube Cloud to radically shorten the development cycle for creating this valuable new feature.”

With Cube Cloud, companies build data applications like metrics dashboards and analytics features that consume data from their cloud data warehouse—without building or hosting any of the complex technologies required to make this possible.

Cube Cloud connects to a company’s SQL data sources and builds an API backend to serve this data to an application. This makes it easy for developers to build applications with the visualization libraries and front-end code tools of their choice. The service leverages all of the features of the open source Cube offering including SQL modeling, data schema, access control, a querying API, and caching and acceleration.

The content creators’ audience development and monetization firm Pico had worked for years to create an analytics infrastructure, but “we wanted to move beyond internal metrics and start surfacing key insights for our creators within Pico,” said James Kenaley, Senior Software Developer. “We turned to Cube Cloud to radically shorten the development cycle for creating this valuable new feature.”

Prior to Cube Cloud, developers used Cube technology by provisioning their own computing resources and using either npm or Docker to install the open source Cube.js software platform. In that case, a business would be responsible for monitoring server performance and provisioning additional cluster servers as their consumption increased.

With Cube Cloud, developers simply select the Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services region where they want to deploy Cube Cloud and connect it to their data sources. As more data is consumed or an application attracts more concurrent users, Cube Cloud can automatically scale to provide additional computing resources.

Features of Cube Cloud include:

  • Automatic management and scaling of the Cube Cloud infrastructure
  • Schema pre-compilations and cache warm-ups
  • Collaborative schema editing integrated with Git version control
  • Query history views with performance analysis
  • Interactive management of Cube materializations

“To build an application that uses data from a data warehouse, a developer will typically design and maintain the logic and infrastructure they need to request data from multiple sources—a complex, and time-consuming process,” said Artyom Keydunov, chief executive and co-founder of Cube Dev. “Cube Cloud’s hosted infrastructure provides businesses with reduced engineering complexity, increased reliability and performance, and radically shortened time to build their data applications.”

To date, over 250,000 firms have installed the open source Cube tool and awarded it more than 11,000 GitHub stars. Users may sign up for a free Cube Cloud account at cube.dev/cloud.

About Cube Dev

Cube Dev helps companies translate big data into data-powered applications with greater ease, speed, and flexibility. The company has garnered over 11,000 stars on GitHub for its Cube.js open source data API platform, which has been installed on more than 250,000 servers including at numerous Fortune 500 firms. Based in San Francisco, Cube Dev is backed by Decibel, Bain Capital Ventures, Betaworks and Eniac Ventures. To learn more visit https://cube.dev/.

Contacts

Cybele Diamandopoulos
FOLIO Communications Group, LLC
cube@foliocom.com

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