Blog

June 16, 2020

Announcing PlanetScaleDB for Kubernetes - production grade databases in your own Kubernetes with the ease of SaaS

Bring your own Kubernetes! Use the PlanetScaleDB control plane hosted by us to deploy, manage, and monitor single and multi-sharded MySQL databases conveniently in your own Kubernetes clusters using the PlanetScaleDB operator.
June 10, 2020

Debunking 3 myths about Vitess data loss

What is the reliability of Vitess and its capabilities with regards to data loss? Read this post which debunks myths about Vitess and address some lingering questions about how Vitess handles failures.
May 27, 2020

PlanetScale open-sources Kubernetes operator for Vitess

We open-sourced the Vitess Operator that allows users to easily deploy databases in Kubernetes with many benefits including scale, high availability, and backups.
April 29, 2020

ACID Transactions are not just for banks - the Vitess approach

Build systems that do not lose data. Vitess prevents asynchronous failure in two ways: (1) ensuring that the changes are saved locally on storage, with the redo log and binary logs safely written to disk and (2) making use of semi-synchronous replication.
April 29, 2020

Announcing Vitess 6

I am excited to announce the general availability of Vitess 6, the second release to follow our new accelerated release schedule.
April 23, 2020

Videos: Intro to Vitess—its powerful capabilities and how to get started

This video playlist featuring Vitess co-creator, Sugu Sougoumarane, is an excellent resource to learn more about the features and capabilities of open source Vitess.
April 10, 2020

Behind the Scenes at PlanetScale Engineering: Why is Multi-Cloud a Hard Problem?

With the recent release of our new multi-cloud offering, the PlanetScale engineering team achieved a feat that has never been done before: enabling a database-as-a-service to replicate across the three major cloud providers. Learn how we did it.
April 1, 2020

PlanetScale prepares for interplanetary database clusters

PlanetScaleDB provides out-of-this-world availability and fault tolerance for your databases by supporting regions outside of Earth.
March 31, 2020

How to deploy a true multi-cloud database on PlanetScaleDB

We’ve made it easy to set up a multi-region or multi-cloud database. While our multi-cloud and multi-region databases on PlanetScaleDB are in beta and should not be used for production workloads, you can get started right away by creating an account.
March 31, 2020

PlanetScaleDB delivers true multi-cloud, multi-region clusters on AWS, GCP, and Azure

True multi-cloud, multi-region clusters for PlanetScaleDB now available in beta release on AWS, GCP, and Azure.
March 17, 2020

PlanetScale migrates open source Vitess test suite from Python to Go

It's easier than ever to contribute to Vitess. The test suite migration from Python to golang makes Vitess more developer friendly.
March 5, 2020

PlanetScale CNDb renamed to PlanetScaleDB

PlanetScaleDB is the new name for our cloud native database-as-a-service previously called PlanetScale CNDb
March 3, 2020

Security Update: New GCR Based Planetscale Public Registry

If you are still pulling from registry.planetscale.com, you should update all your systems to instead pull from us.gcr.io/planetscale-vitess by March 26, 2020.
February 21, 2020

Trip Report | PlanetScale Team at FOSDEM 2020

The PlanetScale team talks at preFOSDEM 2020 on "MySQL Server Usability Guidelines" and "Vitess: the sharding solution for MySQL 8.0".
December 8, 2019

PlanetScale and Vitess at KubeCon NA 2019

PlanetScale headed to San Diego for KubeCon + Cloud NativeCon and celebrated the general availability of PlanetScale CNDb, the cloud native database powered by Vitess.
November 17, 2019

Announcing the Launch of PlanetScale CNDb

PlanetScale is excited to announce the general availability of our database-as-a-service, PlanetScale CNDb
October 20, 2019

Breakdown: Percona Live EU 2019

The PlanetScale team went to Amsterdam for Percona Live EU 2019
September 11, 2019

PlanetScale at Oracle Open World and Percona Live, Europe 2019

The PlanetScale team will be at Oracle Open World next week and at Percona Live in Amsterdam at the end of the month. Stop by and say hi!
September 8, 2019

PlanetScale achieves massive transaction numbers with Amazon Aurora-backed Vitess clusters

At over 16 million TPC-C transactions per minute, Amazon Aurora + Vitess demonstrates impressive scalability.
August 22, 2019

Deepthi Sigireddi talks about running software at scale

Deepthi Sigireddi, PlanetScale Engineer talks about various challenges of database scaling in this podcast.