Mux originally built the Mux Data service on a mix of PostgreSQL and other open source databases. While this worked for the analytics platform, the biggest drivers behind the Mux Video platform are the promise of being multi-region and multi-cloud, as well as providing high availability — critical capabilities that their current databases could not provide. With platforms like Netflix having set the uptime standard for streaming video, avoiding database downtime was a must.
Mux Database Challenges:
- High availability for maximum uptime.
- Support for running in multiple regions to provide fast delivery to distributed customers.
- The freedom to use multiple cloud services to avoid vendor lock-in on any particular cloud.