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Introducing the MySQL Database Service

Airton Lastori
MySQL Product Manager

The MySQL team is thrilled to introduce the MySQL Database Service in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), the only service 100% developed, managed, and supported by the MySQL Team.

For those not familiar with MySQL Database Service, it is the same MySQL you know and use, now available in the cloud as a fully-managed service running on Oracle Generation 2 Cloud Infrastructure. It automates time-consuming tasks such as MySQL instances provisioning, patches and upgrades, and backups and restores. Users can easily scale MySQL, monitor cloud resources, and implement security best practices to meet regulatory requirements. Customer applications simply access the MySQL databases via standard MySQL protocols. The typical administrative tasks are automated, integrated, and accessible via the OCI web console, REST API, CLI, or DevOps tools.

The MySQL Database Service is available in multiple OCI Regions and quickly expanding to meet your data governance and location requirements. More data center regions are on the way, stay tuned.

Built by the MySQL Engineering Team

One of the biggest advantages of the MySQL Database Service is that it is developed, managed, and supported by the MySQL Engineering Team. Let’s take a look at why this is so important.

  • MySQL Database Service is developed and maintained by the same team that develops MySQL Community and Enterprise Editions.
  • The service is always up-to-date with the latest MySQL Server release and includes the latest security fixes.
  • You get all the features available in the MySQL Server, including the NoSQL Document Store with the new X-Protocol and X DevAPI.
  • MySQL Database Service has built-in default configurations recommended by the MySQL experts for the best performance while keeping the database secure and stable. The configuration management feature also allows advanced users to customize configurations safely.
  • Because the same MySQL Server is used in the cloud, on-premises, and for hybrid deployments, you get maximum flexibility for your deployment strategy.
  • Customers can use MySQL native replication and MySQL Shell to quickly and easily move workloads to the cloud.
  • Unlike other Cloud Database services that offer limited MySQL support, the MySQL Database Service is backed by the MySQL Support Team at no additional cost.
  • MySQL Database Service is built on top of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as an ultra-secure native service, leveraging the benefits of a Cloud that is architected and designed to run mission-critical Enterprise workloads and databases.

Pricing: Amazon RDS Costs 3.6x More

MySQL Database Service is the most affordable database service among the major cloud providers – Amazon RDS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud SQL. Amazon RDS is 3.6x more expensive than MySQL Database Service. Comparisons with other public cloud services are available below, along with the configuration that was used for comparison.

MySQL Database Service 1 Year TCO
MySQL Database Service: Standard E2 AMD 8GB/Core, all regions have the same price.
Amazon RDS: Intel M5 8GB/Core, AWS US East.
Azure: General Purpose Intel 10GB/Core, MS Azure US-East.
Google: N1 Standard Intel 7.5GB/Core, GCP Northern Virginia.
Configuration: 100 OCPUs, 1 TB Storage.

It is also important to note that MySQL Database Service has the same price for all OCI regions while other services may have a significantly higher price for different regions. Additionally, users can even realize significant storage and backup savings compared to other cloud providers. You can use the Cost Estimator tool for your specific scenario. MySQL Database Service is available under the Data Management option.
The consumption models are simple: pay-as-you-go billed monthly or committed annual flex consumption with an extra discount.

Getting Started

Try MySQL Database Service Now. Oracle offers a 30-Day free trial with $300 in free credits with access to a wide range of services including MySQL Database Service, Compute and Storage. Create an account and start for free. Check the documentation for the quick steps to create your MySQL databases.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Pedro Andrade Wednesday, September 2, 2020
    This is next level MySQL on next level Oracle Cloud!
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