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What is PlanetScaleDB?

It is a fully managed cloud native database-as-a-service built on Vitess and Kubernetes. A MySQL compatible highly scalable database. Effortlessly deploy, manage, and monitor your databases in multiple regions and across cloud providers.
PlanetScaleDB is a tool in the SQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses PlanetScaleDB?

18 companies reportedly use PlanetScaleDB in their tech stacks, including Element Human, observerly, and You Got Bud.

44 developers on StackShare have stated that they use PlanetScaleDB.

PlanetScaleDB Integrations

MySQL, Kubernetes, Netlify, Airflow, and Vercel are some of the popular tools that integrate with PlanetScaleDB. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with PlanetScaleDB.
Decisions about PlanetScaleDB

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose PlanetScaleDB in their tech stack.

Eric Cabrel TIOGO
Needs advice
Amazon DynamoDBAmazon DynamoDB

Hello there! I want to build a web code-sharing tool, and I was wondering which database is suitable for storing source code and version. I thought about Amazon DynamoDB because it scales very well, but I'm afraid it could not satisfy all my access patterns. On the other hand, I have PlanetScaleDB, a serverless MySQL database meaning I will not have to worry about scaling, but I'm wondering if it is suitable for storing source code and accessing it quickly.

I want to use it on my blog to show source code on my posts. I have around 10k views per month, and a blog post has around 5 - 15 code snippets. It will continue to grow since I write frequently. So, I want a database that will not get swamped while blog posts and visitors increase.

Can you help me make a choice, please? I really appreciate any help you can provide.

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PlanetScaleDB's Features

  • Cloud-native database
  • MySQL Compatible
  • Branching
  • Sharding
  • Non-blocking schema changes
  • No Vendor Lock-In

PlanetScaleDB Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to PlanetScaleDB?
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.
Amazon Aurora
Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.
Google Cloud SQL
Run the same relational databases you know with their rich extension collections, configuration flags and developer ecosystem, but without the hassle of self management.
Azure SQL Database
It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.
DigitalOcean Managed Databases
Build apps and store data in minutes with easy access to one or more databases and sleep better knowing your data is backed up and optimized.
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PlanetScaleDB's Followers
40 developers follow PlanetScaleDB to keep up with related blogs and decisions.