Huawei Cloud officially launched GaussDB, a distributed database, at the Huawei Intelligent Finance Summit 2023. CEO Zhang Ping’an emphasized Huawei’s long-standing commitment to database research and development, which began in 2001. GaussDB has already been seamlessly integrated into Huawei’s internal IT systems and deployed across core business systems in various industries. As part of its growth strategy, GaussDB will initially focus on the financial sector, with plans to expand to other sectors requiring advanced database solutions. Huawei said the database is fully self-developed. [CLS, in Chinese]