Comparison: MariaDB On-premises vs. MariaDB SkySQL DBaaS

Overview

MariaDB SkySQL is a DBaaS.

A DBaaS (Database as a Service) is a database in the cloud that provides database application owners with access to a database while the database service provider takes responsibility for maintaining the infrastructure and resources to manage the database.

With SkySQL our platform and experts handle the infrastructure needs, allowing you to focus on your core business.

When you choose MariaDB SkySQL, a full-featured DBaaS, you forego the capital expenditure of buying hardware, the delay of waiting for new systems to ship every time you need to scale-up or scale-out, and the overhead and opportunity-cost of tuning, monitoring, and upgrading your database. SkySQL also handles routine tasks such as nightly backups and infrastructure maintenance.

And if you need ultimate control, and have the necessary skills and resources to hand-pick instances and tune configurations, we offer SkySQL Power Tier to deliver all of the on-premises benefits without the capex (capital expense) and operational overhead.

Feature/Requirement

MariaDB On-premises

MariaDB SkySQL

Physical Infrastructure Required

Yes

No

Control Over Hardware

Yes

No

Support from MariaDB

Yes

Yes

Defaults Optimized for Enterprise

Yes

Yes

Software Download Required

Yes

No

Software Installation Required

Yes

No

Configuration Required

Yes

No

Built-in Geographic Isolation

No

Yes

Hardware Required to Increase Capacity

Yes

No

GUI Interface for Set Up

No

Yes

Can Increase Capacity

Yes

Yes

Low Barrier to Entry

No

Yes