Announcing SkySQL, Inc. – A Milestone Moment for SkySQL and the MariaDB Community. Read More

Announcing SkySQL, Inc. – A Milestone Moment for SkySQL customers and the MariaDB Community. Read More

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Why SkySQL?

MariaDB is one of the most popular, mature open source relational databases in the world.

SkySQL brings production-grade capabilities to MariaDB – Automate complex DB configuration, augment your DB with cloud native features like VPC/auto-scaling, replicate anywhere across the globe, manage data very securely with end-2-end encryption and compliance and much much more.


Developer-friendly, starting as low as $100 a month, with little initial need for IT support and built for global mission-critical applications. Easily scale across three dimensions:

  • Separately scale compute and storage database instance size to 64vCPUs, 512GB RAM, 9TB SSD and 2.5K IOPS
  • Scale cluster size to 15 read replicas with transparent and upfront cost estimates
  • Scale out across availability zones, regions, even clouds. SkySQL is available in 23? Global regions across AWS and GCP clouds


Take the complexity out of scaling operations with SkySQL. Easily expand your infrastructure using the SkySQL Portal or API, or simply enable automatic scaling with intelligent algorithms. With the ability to scale vertically or horizontally, your applications continue to run seamlessly while your resources adapt to meet changing demands.


SkySQL Observability provides monitoring and management for all MariaDB databases managed by SkySQL across zones, regions and even cloud providers. No matter where your MariaDB database is running, SkySQL Observability enables users to pinpoint slow or failed queries, other performance issues and reduce response time with faster, more accurate insights.

  • Real-time insights on performance and capacity

  • Automated and customizable alerts and notifications

  • Extensible with OpenMetrics and Prometheus

  • Supports Datadog, New Relic and other full-stack observability tools


SkySQL takes an API-first approach with a set of REST APIs compatible with MariaDB’s broad ecosystem of third-party development, integration and migration tool partners. SkySQL also provides built-in developer tools to support parsing and ingesting JSON and semi-structured data, as well as running SQL queries and visualizing results.

  • SQL Query Editor : Run queries directly in your browser to interact with data stored in any of your SkySQL databases.
  • MongoDB NoSQL API : Execute transactions for applications using MongoDB client libraries, transparently converting MongoDB API calls into the equivalent SQL.
  • Terraform Provider for CloudOps : Easily and rapidly provision multiple SkySQL database instances on AWS and Google Cloud.


Facing Application outage with severed DB connections during failures? Or, a long failover time to an alternate server?

With our advanced proxy (maxscale) get near instant failover, with automatic transaction replays and keep things totally transparent to your application.

  • Instant Failover: Sub-second failover, including a rerun of the last transaction, is transparent to the client, and automatic
  • Intelligent Data Proxy: Built-in database proxy with load balancing and read-write splitting, transaction replays and caching


Achieve 50% or better price-performance compared to AWS RDS on the simplest form factor – a single fully managed MariaDB server.


No matter the size of a company, mission-critical projects need DBA expertise to handle the last mile of database tasks. SkyDBAs offer unparalleled expertise and value – beyond anything available from public clouds. Senior-level MariaDB certified DBAs are available 24×7 and function as virtual members of your team, performing all database operations like a full-time employee, at a fraction of the cost.


SkySQL combines nightly backups, persistent disks, point-in-time rollback and cross-region replication to minimize the recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO/RTO) of mission-critical, production databases.

  • Automated Backups: SkySQL performs automated non-blocking backups every night to support on-demand, point-in-time restore when requested.
  • Flashback: SkySQL can perform an online point-in-time rollback when requested to undo recent changes such as accidental deletes or updates.


SkySQL databases are secure by default, with end-to-end encryption and all database access restricted until administrators allow specific clients and servers. Power tier users run with total isolation in their own VPC and Kubernetes cluster. Users can turn ON enterprise Audit features. MariaDB’s Trust Center provides detailed information on SkySQL security policies and procedures as well as ISO 27001 and SOC 2 certifications, HIPAA practices and GDPR compliance.

  • END-TO-END ENCRYPTION : SkySQL encrypts data both in transit and at rest, requires secure client connections (i.e., SSL/TLS) and provides a certificate chain for verification.
  • ALLOW LISTING : SkySQL databases are not publicly accessible, and require admins to allow the IP addresses or ranges of any clients requiring access.
  • FIREWALL : SkySQL services transit the public internet gated by the built-in firewall and access to services are managed through it on a per-service basis based on the allow list.
  • PORTAL SSO : SkySQL power tier customers can configure the SkySQL Portal to accept authentication with their SAML 2.0 IDP (identity provider).
  • PRIVATE CONNECTIONS : SkySQL services can be configured for private connections using AWS PrivateLink and Google Cloud Private Service Connect (PSC).
  • SINGLE TENANCY : For power tier users, SkySQL creates a private Kubernetes cluster in each region an enterprise customer deploys to, isolating all of their database infrastructure.

How do we compare?

Comparing Resilience, Scalability, Smart Automation, and Monitoring Across Architectures and Workloads

Database MariaDB Community MySQL interface MySQL Community MariaDB Enterprise & Community
Multi-cloud No No No Yes
Kubernetes Self-healing capabilities No No No Yes
Built-in NoSQL API support No No No Yes
Built-in Query Editor No Yes No Yes
Failover target Hot standby Hot standby Hot standby Active
Automatic failover DNS-based (slow) DNS-based (slow) DNS-based (slow) Yes (sub-sec)
Transaction replay No Yes No Yes
Read/write splitting No No No Yes
Self-service: scale up/down instances Yes Yes No Yes
Self-service: scale out/in replicas Yes Yes No Yes
Autonomous: scale up/down instances Yes Yes No Yes
Autonomous: scale out/in replicas Hot standby Hot standby No Yes
Autonomous: scale up storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in comprehensive monitoring No No No Yes
Database MariaDB Community MySQL interface MySQL Community MariaDB Enterprise & Community
Complete Resource Isolation (Dedicated Kubernetes Clusters)
Expert DBAs (at a fractional price)
Built-in NoSQL API support
Built-in query editor Query Editor
Failover target Hot standby Hot standby Hot standby Active
Automatic failover DNS-based (slow) DNS-based (slow) DNS-based (slow) Yes (sub-sec)
Transaction replay
Read/write splitting Yes (MaxScale)
Self-service: scale up/down instances
Self-service: scale out/in replicas
Autonomous: scale up/down instances
Autonomous: scale out/in replicas Hot standby Hot standby
Autonomous: scale up storage
Built-in comprehensive monitoring