MariaDB SkySQL on AWS

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The ultimate MariaDB cloud

SkySQL is the first and only database-as-a-service (DBaaS) to bring the full power of MariaDB Enterprise Server for transactions processing, Xpand for distributed SQL and ColumnStore or Serverless Analytics powered by Apache Spark SQL for analytical processing to the cloud, combining open source innovation, powerful enterprise features and world-class support with unrivaled ease of use on the Amazon Web Services platform.

Transactions, analytics or both

SkySQL can deploy databases and data warehouses optimized for fast transactions, interactive analytics or smart transactions (standard transactions enriched with real-time analytical queries).

Transactions

Deploy databases optimized for fast transaction processing using high-performance block storage (persistent SSDs) and multiple read replicas, or with multi-primary, full read and write replicas in distributed SQL clusters.

Analytics

Deploy MariaDB Enterprise Server as a data warehouse optimized for scalable, interactive analytics using a columnar format and S3 object storage or serverless analytics powered by Apache SparkSQL nodes on Amazon EKS.

Both

Deploy MariaDB Enterprise Server as a hybrid database optimized for smart transactions using InnoDB storage engine with EBS and ColumnStore storage engine with S3 for row and columnar data, respectively.

Distributed SQL

SkySQL can deploy Xpand distributed SQL database to support applications requiring elasticity, read/write scalability and zero downtime – and without sacrificing ACID transactions and strong consistency or ANSI SQL and standard database drivers (e.g., JDBC/ODBC).

Unlimited scalability
Unlimited scalability

Simply increase the number of nodes in a database deployment when higher read/write throughput or storage capacity is needed.

Continuous availability
Continuous availability

If a node fails, or even an entire zone, a consistent copy of its data stored in a different zone is automatically made available.

Standard development
Standard development

Continue to use standard SQL and database drivers, and avoid the query/schema limitations found in outdated sharding solutions.

Benefits

SkySQL was built to exceed the high standards of MariaDB, and to meet both the technical and the business needs of enterprises running in the cloud – something other cloud database services continue to fall short of.

Mission-critical

SkySQL makes it easy for everyone to run production databases in the cloud, and is the only data service on AWS with the improved reliability, stability and security of MariaDB Enterprise Server, Xpand and ColumnStore.

From the source

SkySQL customers get the same world-class support and peace of mind as enterprises running on premises, including technical support, enterprise architects to support migrations and full or partial database administration by a SkyDBA.

Always up to date

SkySQL always allows customers to run on the latest stable version and maintenance release so they never run into missing features or old bugs and vulnerabilities long since resolved.

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Best of both worlds

SkySQL was built by the MariaDB experts. The result is the first and only cloud data service running MariaDB databases as services, built on Kubernetes and optimized with a cloud-native storage architecture – deployable with just a few clicks on Amazon Web Services.

MariaDB AWS architecture in the cloud

State of the art

SkySQL takes full advantage of the infrastructure and services provided by AWS to provide customers with the best security, high availability, and performance available in the cloud, leveraging Amazon EKS for orchestration, high performance SSD-backed Amazon EBS for durability, and Amazon S3 for recovery and analytics.

 

Amazon Web Services

Amazon EKS
Amazon EKS

SkySQL databases are deployed to Amazon EKS regional clusters via an advanced Kubernetes operator, providing enterprise customers with maximum security and high availability.

SSD-backed Amazon EBS
SSD-backed Amazon EBS

SkySQL transactional databases use SSDs for maximum performance and durability, enabling the SkySQL operator to automatically recover failed instances.

Amazon S3
Amazon S3

SkySQL analytical databases use parallel processing to query data stored in a columnar format on Amazon S3, lowering the storage costs of large data warehouses in the cloud.

Features

SkySQL has the self-service features and automation you expect from a DBaaS, from deploying a replicated database across multiple zones with the click of a button and real-time monitoring powered by Prometheus and Grafana. However, SkySQL goes even further with features like columnar tables, self-repair and transparent query routing.

Transactions and/or analytics

Deploy a database for fast transactions, a data warehouse for interactive analytics or a hybrid – a database with both row and columnar storage for customer-facing applications requiring analytics.

Automatic failover and self-repair

SkySQL uses MariaDB MaxScale and Kubernetes to automatically recover from cloud instance and zone failures, deploying replicas across multiple zones and taking backups every night.

Transparent scaling and load balancing

Developers don’t have to create multiple connections and implement read/write splitting or load balancing, SkySQL does it automatically for them using MariaDB MaxScale.

Resources

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Xpand Your Data Possibilities & Pipeline with MariaDB SkySQL & Qlik Data Integration
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Xpand Your Data Possibilities & Pipeline with MariaDB SkySQL & Qlik Data Integration
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When Should You Use MariaDB SkySQL Instead of Amazon RDS?
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When Should You Use MariaDB SkySQL Instead of Amazon RDS?
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Amazon Aurora vs. MariaDB SkySQL: Best AWS-Hosted DBaaS
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Amazon Aurora vs. MariaDB SkySQL: Best AWS-Hosted DBaaS
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It’s easy to get started with SkySQL, and it doesn’t cost a thing. Sign up for SkySQL today and get a $500 credit toward up to three databases of any size and any type (transactional, analytical or hybrid).

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