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Latest products and features at DigitalOcean: May 2022

Posted: June 8, 20223 min read

May brought one of the year’s most anticipated releases—DigitalOcean Functions! Find out the latest on serverless and more, including improvements for PaaS, DBaaS, Developer Solutions, in our updates below.

DigitalOcean Functions (serverless) NEW!

Introducing DigitalOcean Functions

Earlier this month, we announced the general availability of DigitalOcean Functions, our new serverless product. DigitalOcean Functions is a fast, scalable, and cost-effective compute solution that enables you to build quickly, scale automatically, and save costs by removing the need to pay for idle resources. We hope that you’re excited about this release and that you’ll give DigitalOcean Functions a try. Check out the docs for more information and join our upcoming event to learn more.

Join Developer Advocate, Amy Negrette, as she walks you through the basics:

DigitalOcean App Platform (PaaS)

Rollback to the most recent successful deployment added to the Starter tier of App Platform

If you have an app built on the Starter tier of App Platform, you can now rollback that app to the most recent successful deployment. Earlier this capability was available only in the Basic and Professional tiers of App Platform.

Opt-in beta for build performance improvements in App Platform

To boost the build times for apps built on App Platform, we’re introducing an opt-in beta for build performance improvements. By opting into the beta, you can choose to use Kata-container based build runtime for your app which will result in faster build times. The beta is free and available for apps built on any tier of the App Platform.

DigitalOcean Kubernetes (Container Orchestration)

Kubernetes 1-Click Apps

DigitalOcean Droplets (IaaS)

Droplet 1-Click Apps

  • Apache Kafka 1-Click Droplet to asynchronously process vast amounts of data. This 1-Click App automatically configures a single-node Kafka cluster,
  • Ghost 1-Click Droplet Ghost 5.0 is now available! Ghost is a fully open source, adaptable platform for building and running a modern blog or publication.
  • HollaEx Kit 1-Click Droplet an open-source exchange software kit that allows anyone to start a crypto business.
  • Stacks Blockchain 1-Click Droplet Help strengthen the Stacks Blockchain while also making it easier/more efficient to access the data via API endpoints.

DigitalOcean Managed Databases (DBaaS)

Get Dedicated vCPU for Managed MongoDB

DigitalOcean Managed MongoDB has dedicated CPU with your choice of General Purpose and Storage Optimized so you can better fit your business needs.

DigitalOcean Developer Solutions: Try SaaS Add-Ons today!

Add-Ons (SaaS) are available on-demand from software providers that apply to the DigitalOcean Marketplace. They all start with generous free plans and advanced plans for businesses.

Featured Add-On

360 Monitoring Add-On (SaaS) empowers developers and web professionals to monitor any website or server. Track performance and prevent downtime easily with configurable dashboards, easy set-up, and custom tools.

Marketplace Solutions

  • SimpleBackups Add-On All-in-one backup automation tool. Droplet file backups, custom database backups, and DO Spaces bucket sync and replication.
  • Logtail Add-On Query your logs like you query your database.
  • SnapShooter Add-On Hourly to Daily backups of DigitalOcean droplets and volumes, as well as databases and applications.

Do you have an idea for improving our products? Submit your feedback and vote on other user suggestions on our ideas page. If you have questions, ask them here.

Happy coding!

Ivan Tarin

Sr. Product Marketing Manager


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