Cockroach adds geospatial data to cloud-native database

Cloud-native distributed SQL database vendor Cockroach Labs added new data storage, geospatial and SQL capabilities to its database platform.

The CockroachDB 20.2 update became generally available on Nov.10 and is the second major update for the New York City-based vendor in 2020, following the release of CockroachDB 20.1 in May.

Among the new features is an open source storage engine created by Cockroach Labs developers, known as Pebble. Security also gets a boost with improved role-based access control (RBAC). With the new release Cockroach is now also adding support for geospatial data, which enables the database to support location data.

The most interesting update in Cockroach 20.2 is the new functionality for managing Cockroach clusters and management options for developers, said Donald Feinberg, vice president and analyst at Gartner.

“Management of any DBMS with multiple nodes, geo-distributed or not, is always complex, especially as the number of instances and/or nodes grow,” Feinberg said. [Version] 20.2 makes this much easier and less complex.”

Why geospatial data matters in CockroachDB 20.2

Feinberg also noted that geospatial data is becoming increasing important and is a good addition in Cockroach 20.2

“More and more, we see applications in many verticals that require

SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule With NASA Astronauts Returns Safely to Earth

US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday after a two-month voyage that was NASA’s first crewed mission from home soil in nine years.

Behnken and Hurley, tallying 64 days in space, undocked from the station on Saturday and returned home to land their capsule in calm waters off Florida’s Pensacola coast on schedule at 2:48 pm ET (12:18 am Monday, IST) following a 21-hour overnight journey aboard Crew Dragon “Endeavor.”

“This has been quite an odyssey,” Hurley told senior NASA and SpaceX officials at a homecoming ceremony at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. “To be where we are now, the first crewed flight of Dragon, is just unbelievable.”



The successful splash-down, the first of its kind by NASA in 45 years, was a final test of whether SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk’s spacecraft can transport astronauts to and from orbit — a feat no private company has accomplished before.

“This day heralds a new age of space exploration,” Musk said. “I’m not very religious, but I prayed for this one.”



NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the

NASA’s ‘Super Cool’ Engineers Rehearse Rocket Fueling for Artemis I

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket will propel the Orion spacecraft on a journey beyond the Moon and back to Earth during an uncrewed flight test known as Artemis I.

Well before liftoff, a group of engineers will be inside the Launch Control Center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where they will monitor the loading of cryogenic liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen – super-cooled fuels – into the rocket.

Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, at left, NASA Artemis launch director; and Wes Mosedale, technical assistant to the launch director, monitor a cryogenic propellant loading simulation inside Firing Room 1 in the Launch Control Center on Nov. 2, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A team of engineers with Exploration Ground Systems and Jacobs, members of the cryogenics launch team, are rehearsing the steps to load the super-cooled liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen into the Space Launch System’s (SLS) core and second stages to prepare for Artemis I. Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

To test this all-important tanking process, engineers from NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and contractor Jacobs recently took their seats at consoles in Kennedy’s Firing Room 1. During a simulated launch, they tackled any challenges that arose and

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