Open Source Database immudb Can Now Serve As Main Transactional Database


The open source immudb tamper proof database can serve as the main transactional database for enterprises, with full transactional support for everyday business applications now. The first tamper proof database, immudb 1.2 now has the ability to rollback changes and have data expire.

“There is no need to have immudb running next to a traditional database anymore, as immudb now has full ACID transactional integrity compliance,” said Jerónimo Irázabal, co-founder of immudb and lead architect at Codenotary. The company is the primary contributor to the open source project.

“immudb provides full integrity of data, as well as compatibility with SQL and key/value making it possible to move data to immudb without having to make changes to applications” He adds.

The immutable database is now compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including its “right to forget” requirements. The GDPR went into effect in 2016 in Europe to protect the privacy and govern the transfer of personal data. It is also used as a model in other countries in the world.

Unlike other databases, immudb is built on a zero-trust model: history is preserved and can’t be changed. Data in immudb comes with cryptographic verification at every transaction to ensure there is no tampering possible. immudb, can be deployed in cluster configurations for demanding applications that require high scalability, up to billions of transactions per day, and high availability. Support for Amazon’s S3 storage cloud ensures immudb will never run out of disk space.

“It is a contradiction in terms for data to be locked down, on the one hand, and yet allow for rollback of changes and for data to expire, on the other hand,” said Irázabal. “immudb is the first to accomplish this feat with patented technology, plus it has the ability to scale infinitely to whatever size is required”.

immudb is open source software that is free for anyone to use and capable of protecting sensitive data for workloads that require the utmost security.


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