13 July 2021
Datomic Cloud 884-9095 is a major new release offering more instance options, lower pricing, API Gateway automation for ions and clients, and more.
Datomic now provides a wider variety of compute, memory, and monitoring choices. Basic compute instances start from t3.small and step up to t3.2xlarge, letting you ramp up on capability and cost linearly.
All instances sizes now cost less to run. If you were running Solo before, you can now run the smallest production tier, including a load balancer, for what solo cost before. If you are running production, your cost will be lower at your current instance size, and you may be able to select a smaller instance size as well.
Datomic’s CloudFormation templates can automatically setup both the VPC link and API Gateway needed to expose your web application (ion).
Building on the new API Gateway automation, you can now elect to access your Datomic cloud system via an automatically-configured API Gateway, obviating the need for an access gateway and SOCKS proxy.
All of the new access points described above (web ions, client access, and analytics) are secured via TLS, and Datomic compute nodes continue to run in a private VPC.
Datomic metrics are now available in two tiers: basic or detailed. (You can also turn off metrics entirely.) These choices let you minimize cost or maximize observability, independently for each compute group.