New MariaDB SkySQL Release Makes Getting Started Free, Fast and Easy


MariaDB SkySQL brings the powerful features and world-class support of MariaDB Enterprise to the cloud with unparalleled convenience and ease of use. We are starting off 2022 with a new release for MariaDB SkySQL that makes getting started free, fast and easy while improving the availability and reliability of our services even further.

UPDATE 2021-01-25: We’ve added details about our new Terraform provider.

Introducing our updated, most affordable Foundation Tier ever

We are pleased to announce the launch of an updated Foundation Tier for MariaDB SkySQL. Offering great performance at an affordable price, the Foundation Tier allows launching both Transactions and Analytics SkySQL services across 20+ global GCP and AWS regions. The updated tier also offers a wide range of instances from Sky-2×4 (2 vCPU, 4 GB RAM) to Sky-8×64 (8 vCPU, 64 GB RAM) and storage from 100 GB to 1000 GB for a variety of development, test and moderate production workloads.

Our existing Power Tier offers more powerful instances, up to Sky-64×512 (64 vCPU, 512 GB RAM) and up to 6000 GB storage for most demanding production workloads.The Power Tier also offers advanced connectivity, configuration, and support options.

Launching a Replicated Transactions service on Foundation Tier with 5 replicas running Sky-8×64 and 1000 GB storage on AWS

All new users of SkySQL will start in the Foundation Tier. If you are a Foundation Tier customer and would like to take advantage of the advanced features of the Power Tier, you can contact us directly through the Portal.


Introducing SkySQL DBaaS API

SkySQL Portal provides the ease and convenience of starting, managing, and monitoring MariaDB SkySQL services. With this release we are introducing SkySQL DBaaS API, allowing you to programmatically query and manage your services. Available as Technical Preview, our REST-based DBaaS API allows you to perform basic service operations, manage service configuration, retrieve service credentials, and query various service options. Refer to the SkySQL API Documentation for additional details.

Along with the DBaaS API, we are also introducing SkySQL CLI – a command-line interface, Golang SDK, and a Terraform provider. We are sure that these tools will be an indispensable part of your automation toolkit. Refer to the SkySQL CLI repository, Golang SDK repository, and Terraform provider repository for installation and usage instructions. We also have a handy guide here on getting started with SkySQL DBaaS API. You can also download the SkySQL CLI and Golang SDK from the MariaDB Downloads page, and the Terraform provider is available directly in Hashicorp’s Terraform registry.

MariaDB Downloads, showing Tools for SkySQL and SkySQL CLI

New Product Versions

The release also brings new MariaDB product versions to SkySQL. Specifically, we are bringing MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.6, MariaDB MaxScale 6.1 and MariaDB Xpand 6.0.2 (Tech Preview) to SkySQL.

MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.6 introduced JSON_TABLE() function that returns a queryable table from JSON data and allows creating a table and joining existing tables from the JSON data. Atomic DDLs were also introduced which, if a server crashed in the middle of a DDL statement, will allow the operation to be rolled back during crash recovery.

Observability Enhancements

We are introducing a new log archive feature in SkySQL, which will allow you to access and download database logs associated with your SkySQL services. Logs generated by your services are kept in isolated encrypted archives accessible only by you. Service error logs are available with this release.

Logs Archive in SkySQL Monitoring

We have made service status metrics more reliable and have added more details to these metrics.

We have also added several new default Alert rules for timely notifications of critical events. Alerts and Notification feature is currently in Technical Preview.

Some of the new Alert Rules in SkySQL Monitoring

Try MariaDB SkySQL Today

We are excited about this feature-rich release of MariaDB SkySQL and hope you’ll give it a try.

Sign up for MariaDB SkySQL today.