MariaDB SkySQL Adds 'Power Tier'

MariaDB® Corporation has announced the immediate availability of MariaDB SkySQL Power, the first database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offering that lets enterprises customize options and configurations to fit their distinct requirements, the company said.

Built on top of SkySQL´s Foundation, which delivers the complete MariaDB Platform experience in the cloud, Power adds important benefits such as the ability to customize instance types to maximize efficiency and resource utilization for a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and the ability to meet specific enterprise security, high availability or disaster recovery requirements.

SkySQL Power solves the common enterprise problem that traditional DBaaS offerings can´t accommodate — easily incorporating custom database requirements into a deployment. Universally, a DBaaS offers convenience through limited sizing options — similar to buying T-shirts or off-the-rack suits, for example.

SkySQL Power lets customers choose the preferences that fit their specific enterprise needs, similar to a custom tailored suit with countless combinations of fabrics and styles to choose from. With SkySQL Power, the same level of flexibility and precision inherent in on-prem deployments is now possible in a cloud database for the first time.

MariaDB frees companies from the costs, constraints and complexity of proprietary databases, enabling them to reinvest in what matters most — rapidly developing innovative, customer-facing applications. MariaDB uses pluggable, purpose-built storage engines to support workloads that previously required a variety of specialized databases.