Crunchy Data Offers Trusted PostgreSQL Containers in Collaboration with the US Department of Defense

Crunchy Data Offers Trusted PostgreSQL Containers in Collaboration with the US Department of Defense

Crunchy PostgreSQL for Kubernetes is an open-source, Kubernetes native solution from Crunchy Data for deploying and managing production PostgreSQL deployments in distributed environments.

FREMONT, CA: Crunchy Data is the provider of dependable open-source PostgreSQL and enterprise technology, as well as support and training. Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL, the most advanced and true open-source RDBMS on the market, is available from Crunchy Data. Crunchy Bridge, a fully managed cloud Postgres service available on Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud, was also recently launched by the company.

Crunchy Data has been accepted into the US Department of Defense's (DoD) "Iron Bank" repository. This authorization enables application developers to utilize the trusted Postgres containers to easily create, scale, and manage production-ready Kubernetes native Postgres databases, which are now available through the US Air Force Platform One application portal.

Crunchy PostgreSQL for Kubernetes is an open-source, Kubernetes native solution from Crunchy Data for deploying and managing production PostgreSQL deployments in distributed environments. It is based on Crunchy Certified PostgreSQL. Its Common Criteria certified Postgres distribution, and PGO, its Level 5 certified operator. Crunchy Postgres for Kubernetes is a completely declarative workflow for creating automatically managed, production-ready Postgres clusters in Kubernetes that are also compatible with GitOps workflows.

"We are proud to expand our partnership with the DoD by offering its network immediate access to our trusted open source Postgres solution through the Iron Bank repository," stated Crunchy Data President Paul Laurence. "Crunchy Data has focused on advancing Postgres security from the beginning and this solution combines these best practices with advanced Postgres technology to provide an enhanced cloud-native Postgres deployment for security focused enterprises."

Since 2017, Crunchy Data has worked with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to develop and validate secure PostgreSQL configurations using the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). Postgres is the world's most advanced open-source database, with features such as rich indexing, geospatial support, full-text search, and rich JSON support. It has long been regarded as trusted and reliable for data. Ironbank's availability of Crunchy Data containers is part of the company's ongoing commitment to providing secure and trusted distributions of open-source Postgres and PostGIS to the DoD. Crunchy Certified PostGIS, an open-source geospatial database extender for PostgreSQL that offers robust functionality for managing and analyzing geometric and geographic data, has been certified by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).

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