MariaDB claims that ‘SkySQL Power’ is the first database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that lets premium customers tailor deployment to their peculiar needs.
“With SkySQL Power, we’re listening to our customers instead of telling them how they should work in the cloud,” said Michael Howard, CEO of MariaDB Corporation.
“Traditional DBaaS solutions don’t let enterprises express their uniqueness through their deployments. They offer standard database templates forged from spreadsheets, rather than real usage. With SkySQL, we’re taking a different approach. Our customers get convenience through SkySQL Foundation and, if they have specific requirements, they can get a custom deployment that meets their needs through Power.”
SkySQL is also a new DBaaS solution that was launched in March. It is designed to deliver MariaDB in the cloud, leveraging Kubernetes for container orchestration; ServiceNow for inventory, configuration and workflow management; and Prometheus and Grafana for real-time monitoring and visualization. SkySQL also supports multi-cloud and hybrid cloud deployments, which gives its customers the freedom to use the cloud infrastructure of their choice.
Same day with the launch of SkySQL, MariaDB Corp. announced a partnership with Google Cloud to make SkySQL available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), which initiated the building of SkySQL on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
“We’re proud to partner with MariaDB and to launch SkySQL on Google Cloud,” said Manvinder Singh, Director of Partnerships, Google Cloud.
“Organizations are increasingly looking to the cloud to store and manage their data. Bringing SkySQL to Google Cloud gives customers an additional cloud-native and open source-based database, and enables them to leverage the openness, functionality and performance of MariaDB’s relational database on Google Cloud’s global and trusted infrastructure.”
Built on SkySQL’s Foundation, MariaDB Corp. states that the Power tier adds the ability to customize instance types to maximize efficiency and resource utilization for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and the ability to meet specific enterprise security, high availability or disaster recovery requirements.