DigitalOcean Introduces Managed Databases for MySQL and Redis

Cloud provider DigitalOcean has introduced Managed Databases for the popular open-source relational and in-memory databases, MySQL and Redis. These offerings would eliminate the complexity involved in managing, scaling and securing database infrastructure, and instead allow developers to focus on building apps.

Launched in February 2019 with PostgreSQL as its first offering, DigitalOcean’s Managed Databases service allows developers to create fully-managed database instances in the cloud. DigitalOcean selected MySQL and Redis as the next offerings for its Managed Databases service due to overwhelming demand from its customer base and the developer community at large.

DigitalOcean’s Managed Databases provide features like “worry-free” setup and maintenance, free daily backups with point-in-time recovery, standby nodes with automated failovers, end-to-end security and scalable performance.

“With the additions of MySQL and Redis, DigitalOcean now supports three of the most requested database offerings, making it easier for developers to build and run applications, rather than spending time on complex management,” said Shiven Ramji, Senior Vice President of Product, DigitalOcean. “The developer is not just the DNA of DigitalOcean, but the reason for much of the company’s success. We must continue to build on this success and support developers with the services they need most on their journey toward simple app development.”


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“With the additions of MySQL and Redis, DigitalOcean now supports three of the most requested database offerings,” said Shiven Ramji, Senior Vice President of Product, DigitalOcean

MySQL, an open-source relational database, is a commonly used data technology among developers and widely adopted by DigitalOcean users. Redis is an open-source, in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker. Redis would be one of the top three most adopted data technologies in use among DigitalOcean’s customers and considered “the most loved database” among developers according to the 2019 StackOverflow survey.


“Managing databases in the cloud is a complex but critical part of building production-ready apps,” said Liam Eagle, research director, cloud, hosting and managed services, 451 Research. “DigitalOcean’s offering meets the demand in the market for flexible, API-supported managed database services. By adding MySQL and Redis support to the existing PostgreSQL offering, it now serves three of the most popular database engines in the industry.”

DigitalOcean’s Managed Databases for MySQL and Redis are now available in the New York, Frankfurt and San Francisco data center regions, with support for additional regions being added over the next few weeks. Offerings for other popular database engines and services will be released on a rolling basis.

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