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Cloudflare Launches the First Integrated Database for Its Serverless Platform

Cloudflare has announced its new integrated serverless database Cloudflare D1, which will enable developers to start building database-backed applications using Cloudflare Workers.

Cloudflare Workers is a serverless application platform running on Cloudflare’s global cloud network. With the launch of Cloudflare D1, mobile and SaaS application developers are offered instant access to SQLite database technology directly from Cloudflare Workers.

“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,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare.

“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.”

By pairing storage solutions with Cloudflare’s serverless compute platform, Cloudflare aims to streamline the developer experience for building full stack applications as Cloudflare D1 will be compatible with the SQLite API.

Few days before this announcement, Cloudflare also disclosed that it is collaborating with Deno and individual core contributors of the Node.js open source project, to build a robust JavaScript environment which could further support edge computing standards.

With this collaboration, developers will be able to write and run code conforming to the set of standards–and easily transfer it–between Cloudflare Workers, Deno, and Node.js seamlessly and without the need to rewrite an application.

“Cloudflare Workers has helped to define the standard for edge computing. Since 2017, more than 450,000 developers have built on Cloudflare’s developer platform and more than three million applications have been launched,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare.

“But we know we’re not going to be the only one. We think that standards are important to driving the industry forward. That’s why we’re proud to be working with these other organizations in the serverless computing space to help define the standard for edge—what we believe will be the standard by which the applications of the future are developed.”