SkySQL Updated To Be Cloud-Agnostic
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Tuesday, 04 April 2023

There's an updated version of SkySQL, the fully managed database-as-a-service version of MariaDB.

MariaDB began life as an alternative to MySQL when Oracle took over the original MySQL. SkySQL is a pay-per-use product, where customers are charged hourly for compute and by the gigabyte for storage and networking..


The headline improvements in the new release include a redesigned user interface for enhanced productivity, cloud-agnostic APIs for seamless integration with multiple clouds, autoscaling capabilities that automatically optimizes compute and storage, and a pay-only-for-consumption serverless offering for data analytics.

The rework of the user interface aims to offer a more modern and visually appealing appearance. The developers have set sensible defaults and auto configuration for aspects such as private cloud networking. The team says the dashboard can be used to view the health of all your global databases, along with an integrated "observability portal" that offers real-time updates on all relevant metrics. 

In terms of developer features, there's a new Query Editor that can be used to load and execute queries on your SkySQL databases directly from the portal.


There's also a new Notebook interface based on Apache Zeppelin so developers can collaborate and explore data together. This comes with several demo examples that show how to work with large datasets in cloud storage, load or offload data to/from SkySQL databases, and run exploratory analytics.

The other main change of interest to developers is a reworking of the cloud APIs so that SkySQL resources can be managed from a REST API or using the SkySQL Terraform Provider, as part of existing production automation practices

The APIs can be used for provisioning, scaling, observing, tuning, and decommissioning. The SkySQL team says that by integrating their CI/CD pipelines with their application deployment code, DevOps can easily fix issues across testing and production environments.


More Information

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