MariaDB’s new SkySQL release gets serverless analytics and cost management features

MariaDB is adding features such as serverless analytics and cost management to a new release of its managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) SkySQL, it said on Thursday.

SkySQL, a managed instance of the MariaDB platform, with OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) and OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) as well as business features such as sharding, load balancing and automatic failover through a combination of MariaDB Expand, MariaDB Enterprise Server and MariaDB Columnstore offers. ,

To help enterprises lower database costs and better manage spend, MariaDB has introduced an auto-scaling feature for both compute and storage.

“Specify rules for when autoscaling begins, for example when CPU usage is above 75% for all replicas created for 30 minutes, then a new replica or node to handle the increase,” the company said in a statement. is added.” Announcement.

“Similarly, when CPU usage is below 50% for all replicas for one hour, nodes or replicas will be taken down. Users always specify upper and lower limits, so there’s never any surprises.” occurs,” states that companies pay only for the resources used.

In addition to auto-scaling, the company has added serverless analytics capabilities, eliminating the need to run ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) jobs.

“SkySQL enables operational analytics on both active transactional data and external data sources using a serverless analytics layer powered by Apache Spark SQL,” the company said.

It further said that companies will pay for the computational power used for analysis without the need for computational power.

Additional features in the new release include Data Scientist access to a specific version of the Apache Zeppelin notebook.

“The notebook is preloaded with examples showing how to perform analysis on data stored in SkySQL. It can also be used to search database schema, query data stored in Amazon S3, and bundle queries to aggregate data across SkySQL databases and S3 object stores.

New releases of SkySQL are generally made available on AWS and Google Cloud. This includes updated MariaDB Expand 6.1.1, Enterprise Server 10.6.12 and Columnstore 6.3.1.

MariaDB said that new customers who sign up for DBaaS can claim up to $500 in credit.

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