YugabyteDB and Authlete announce strategic partnership to strengthen digital identity and API security

Yugabyte, the PostgreSQL-compatible distributed SQL database company, announced a new strategic partnership with Japan-based Authlete. Authlete, an independent software vendor (ISV) of choice providing an Identity Component as a Service solution for clients, selected YugabyteDB as one of their database options. Authlete is Yugabyte’s first ISV in Japan.

What does the partnership mean for clients?

This strategic partnership will enable Authlete to offer its innovative solution to organizations of all sizes that require high availability and unlimited scalability, by leveraging YugabyteDB.

Authlete provides Web APIs to implement OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect (OIDC), two industry standards that enable secure API authorization and identity federation. As part of the alliance, clients who choose to run Authlete through their own infrastructure, on-premises, or in their private or hybrid cloud, will now be able to leverage the power of YugabyteDB.

Together, the firms are fulfilling a market need for scalable and highly-available OAuth/OIDC infrastructure in the Japan region. As a highly available distributed database, YugabyteDB ensures uninterrupted availability and reliability for applications, minimizing downtime risks.

This production-ready solution ensures partners can leverage YugabyteDB to scale their business critical applications. YugabyteDB is geo-distributed, PostgreSQL-compatible, and 100% open source, offering enterprises the flexibility to choose from multiple clouds, or adopt a hybrid approach, and easily migrate applications across different cloud environments.

What does the partnership mean for stakeholders?

Karthik Ranganathan, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Yugabyte
Karthik Ranganathan, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Yugabyte

Commenting on the alliance, Karthik Ranganathan, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Yugabyte, said, “As the premier cloud-native database of choice for modern business-critical applications, we are proud to partner with Authlete, a pioneer in OAuth/OIDC functionality.”

“This will allow Authlete clients to scale their OAuth/OIDC infrastructures, regardless of where their data lives or which cloud provider they choose. We look forward to growing our partnership with Authlete and to helping companies in the region achieve business success.”

“We are pleased to partner with Yugabyte, a leader in distributed SQL databases, to support our enterprise customers’ growing business needs and mitigate the challenges of building their OAuth/OIDC infrastructure,” said Tatsuo Kudo, VP of Solution Strategy at Authlete.

“Together we will better serve Authlete customers around the globe and help them build their API ecosystems by providing secure, scalable technology solutions,” Tatsuo Kudo further said.

Expansion in strategic geographic markets is a priority for Yugabyte in 2023, fueling the firm’s growth in Japan and wider APAC. Yugabyte established its Japan business in October 2021 and continues to bolster its growth in the region by partnering with industry-leaders like Authlete. Visit their website to learn more about YugabyteDB and distributed SQL technology.