Step 2: Launch

This page details step 2 of a 5-step guided walkthrough to help you get started with SkySQL.

In this step, you will launch a SkySQL service.

What does SkySQL cost?

SkySQL pricing varies based on the parameters chosen when you launch a service, such as cloud provider, topology, instance and storage size, and region.

Estimated charges are shown as you explore your choices.

Available Services

MariaDB SkySQL services at-a-glance:

Distributed SQL

  • OLTP (Transactional)

  • Massively Parallel Processing (MPP)

  • Strongly consistent

  • Automatic rebalancing

  • Highly available and fault tolerant

  • Read and write scaling

  • Elastic scale-out and scale-in

For additional information, see "Distributed SQL".


  • OLAP (Analytical), decision support, cloud data warehousing

  • Massively Parallel Processing (MPP)

  • Object storage for reliable, low-cost, "unlimited" storage

  • Columnar data storage

  • Read scaling

For additional information, see "Analytics".

Smart Transactions

  • Hybrid workloads (HTAP)

For additional information, see "Smart Transactions".

Transactions - HA

  • OLTP (Transactional)

  • Asynchronous or semi-synchronous replication

  • Read scaling

For additional information, see "HA (Primary/Replica)"

Transactions - Galera

  • OLTP (Transactional)

  • Certificate-based replication

  • Read scaling

For additional information, see "Galera".

Transactions - Standalone

  • OLTP (Transactional)

  • Single node for development and testing

For additional information, see "Transactional Standalone"


SkySQL Launch page
  1. Log in to the SkySQL Portal

  2. In the main menu (left navigation), "Launch Service"

  3. Choose the desired parameters (such as cloud provider and service type).

    • This guided walkthrough includes an optional sample database and application.

    • If you plan to use the provided sample, choose "Transactions" service and a "Transactional Standalone" topology.

  4. Review pricing, then click the "Launch Service" button.

Next Step

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