Transactional Standalone

The Transactional Standalone topology is available on MariaDB SkySQL on AWS and GCP.

The Transactional Standalone topology is useful as a development and test environment for OLTP (transactional) workloads.

Component View

In this service:

  • MariaDB Enterprise Server provides a modern SQL RDBMS with pluggable storage engines, hot online backups, and audit logging.

  • InnoDB provides a row-based storage engine for ES that delivers excellent performance for transactional or online transactional processing (OLTP) workloads.

Service Details

The Transactional Standalone topology on SkySQL delivers the following features:


Transactional Standalone


MariaDB Platform for Transactions

Workload Optimization



MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.5 or 10.4

Storage Engine



EBS Provisioned IOPS (AWS),
Zonal SSD Persistent Disk (GCP)

Number of Instances




Load Balancing








The Transactional Standalone topology uses EBS Provisioned IOPS (AWS) or Zonal SSD Persistent Disk (GCP), and the ACID-compliant InnoDB storage engine.

This topology features a single instance. For additional information on instance options, see "Transactional Standalone Instance Sizes".

Support of a cross-region replica for Disaster Recovery (DR) is available for Power Tier customers.

InnoDB is the supported storage engine for customer-created tables in MariaDB Platform for Transactions services, which are dependent on the enhanced capabilities and compatibility of InnoDB for transactions, backups, crash recovery, replication, and other features.


Launch interface highlighting Transactional Service
Launch interface highlighting Transactional Standalone selector


These questions and answers pertain to the Transactional Standalone topology.

For a complete list of questions and answers, see the SkySQL Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list.

What features does MariaDB Enterprise Server provide?

Features of MariaDB Enterprise Server include:

  • Enterprise-optimized builds with backports of critical fixes, improved code stability, and enterprise enhancements.

  • Compatibility with most programming languages and clients that work with MariaDB or MySQL, for off-the-shelf integration to your stack.

  • Online schema changes with InnoDB's Instant ALTER.

  • MariaDB Enterprise Audit for enhanced audit logging.

  • MariaDB Enterprise Backup for hot online backups.

What is the SLA?

See Service Availability (SLA) for complete details. SLA is not provided for Transactional Standalone services, as High Availability (HA) features are not enabled in single-node configurations.

If an SLA is needed, please consider the HA (Primary/Replica) topology.

What is configurable?

At time of service launch, region, instance sizes and storage sizes, and MariaDB Enterprise Server version are configurable.

After launch, MariaDB Enterprise Server is configurable using SkySQL's Configuration Manager. A full list of configurable parameters is available.

How are backups performed?

Automated nightly backups are performed with MariaDB Enterprise Backup, which enables hot online backups. MariaDB Enterprise Backup breaks up backups into non-blocking stages so writes and schema changes can occur during backups.

How do I monitor my database?

SkySQL Monitoring provides real-time status and metrics. For the Transactional Standalone topology, SkySQL Monitoring includes server-level and service-level monitoring.

What support is available?

While all SkySQL instances include Standard Support, enhanced support plans are available to meet the needs of mission-critical deployments requiring 24x7 support. Enterprise and Platinum support plans are optional.

An option available to customers with Enterprise or Platinum support plans, SkyDBA further extends the premium support experience and the capabilities of your in-house DBAs with the backing from a global team of expert MariaDB DBAs, available 24/7 for the most severe (S1) issues. MariaDB's SkyDBAs manage your MariaDB SkySQL databases both proactively and reactively so you can focus on your core business.

What if I have other requirements?

SkySQL Power Tier is a premium service offering for MariaDB SkySQL customers who have the most critical requirements for uptime, availability, performance, and support.