SkySQL Comparison

SkySQL vs. the Competition

Innovation

SkySQL is database-as-a-service (DBaaS) reimagined to meet the strategic needs of enterprises in a cloud-native world. It is the first and only DBaaS built on Kubernetes to support multi- and inter-cloud deployments, store data on block storage for transactions and/or object storage for analytics, and use machine learning to identify workload patterns and make them available for visual exploration and analysis.

 Amazon RDS
for MariaDB
Azure Database
for MariaDB
Google
Cloud SQL
for MySQL
SkySQL
Kubernetes poweredNoHyperVYesYes
Multi-cloud designNoNoNoYes
Distributed SQLNoNoNoYes
Analytics on object storageNoNoNoYes
Columnar storage for big dataNoNoNoYes
All enterprise database features configurable in the cloudNoNoNoYes
Workload analysis and visualizationNoNoNoYes
Remote observability serviceAmazon Cloud WatchNoLibrary availableYes
Business continuity managementSeparateBasic backup & recoveryBasic backup & recoveryYes

 

Features

SkySQL delivers all of the ease of use cloud is known for, deploying production databases with just a few clicks – with high availability, disaster recovery, security and scalability all configured out of the box. However, unlike other DBaaS offerings, it deploys the same MariaDB components enterprise on-premises customers trust and rely on, including MariaDB Enterprise Server.

 Amazon RDS
for MariaDB
Azure Database
for MariaDB
Google
Cloud SQL
for MySQL
SkySQL
MariaDB Server typeCommunity ServerCommunity ServerN/AEnterprise Server
MongoDB-compatible NoSQL NoNoNoYes
Distributed SQLNoNoGoogle SpannerYes
Up-to-date version of Community ServerNoNoNoYes
Database proxyAmazon RDS ProxyProxySQL (3rd-party)Cloud SQL Auth proxyMaxScale
Columnar storage engineNoNoNoColumnStore
HA: automatic failoverYesYesYesYes
HA: standby in separate zoneYesYesYesYes
HA: standbys in multiple zonesYes, 2 Multi-AZNoYesYes
HA: multi-primary clustering (3+ nodes)NoNoNoYes
HA: self-healingNoYesYesYes
DR: automatic backupsYesYesYesYes
DR: restore on demandYesYesYesYes
Security: SSL/TLSYesYesYesYes
Security: transparent data encryption (TDE)YesYesYesYes
Security: network firewallYesYesYesYes
Scalability: read replicas (active stand-bys)NoNoNoYes
Scalability: replica load balancingAmazon Route 53*NoNoYes
Scalability: transparent read/write splittingNo, Aurora requiredNoNoYes
Configuration: custom configuration templatesYesQuickStart TemplatesNoYes

 

Support

SkySQL is backed by MariaDB engineers and, unlike third-party DBaaS offerings from cloud service providers, provides customers in the cloud with the same world-class support enterprise on-premises customers count on to keep their business going when facing critical issues or challenging situations – or when architectural recommendations and guidance are needed to support new strategic initiatives.

 Amazon RDS
for MariaDB
Azure Database
for MariaDB
Google
Cloud SQL
for MySQL
SkySQL
DatabaseMariaDBMariaDBMySQLMariaDB
EditionCommunityCommunityCommunityEnterprise
Latest version10.4.810.3.168.0.1810.6
Database bug fixes and security patchesYesYesYesYes
Technical database supportNoNoNoYes
Consultative database supportNoNoNoYes
Database administration (DBAs on demand)NoNoNoYes

 

Pricing

SkySQL is priced competitively with third-party DBaaS offerings from cloud service providers, and includes standard support out of the box (i.e., technical support with bug fixes and security patches) – along with MariaDB Enterprise Server, transparent query routing, analytics with columnar data on object storage, workload analysis and a lot more on the way.

Instance typevCPUmemoryAmazon RDS
for MariaDB
Azure Database
for MariaDB
Google
Cloud SQL
for MySQL
SkySQL
General purpose415-20GB$0.429/hour$0.410/hour$0.4817/hour$0.450/hour
High memory426-40GB$0.583/hour$0.525/hour$0.6277/hour$0.630/hour
General purpose830-40GB$0.858/hour$0.820/hour$0.9635/hour$0.900/hour
High memory852-80GB$1.166/hour$1.049/hour$1.2555/hour$1.270/hour
General purpose1660-80GB$1.716/hour$1.639/hour$1.9270/hour$1.810/hour
High memory16104-160GB$2.332/hour$2.098/hour$2.5110/hour$2.530/hour
General purpose32120-160GB-$3.277/hour$3.8538/hour$3.610/hour
High memory32208-320GB-$4.196/hour$5.0220/hour$5.070/hour
General purpose64240-320GB-$6.554/hour$7.7076/hour$7.202/hour
High memory64416GB--$10.0439/hour$10.14/hour

The SkySQL prices above include enterprise support. AWS enterprise support costs the greater of $15,000/month or 10% of the monthly usage cost, so the AWS RDS prices above include a 10% surcharge. Azure enterprise support is not based on monthly usage, so it is not included. GCP enterprise support costs $150,000/year + 4% of the monthly usage cost, so the Google Cloud SQL prices above include a 4% surcharge.

 

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