What is PlanetScale?
PlanetScale is a MySQL-compatible serverless database that brings you scale, performance, and reliability — without sacrificing developer experience. With PlanetScale, you get the power of horizontal sharding, non-blocking schema changes, and many more powerful database features without the pain of implementing them.
Branch schema like you branch your code.
Replicate data across multiple regions.
Zero downtime imports
Get started in minutes. Keep your existing database running while we do the import.
Unlimited scale and high database performance — you don’t have to choose.
Scale, performance, and reliability — without sacrificing developer experience
No compromises. With PlanetScale, you don’t have to choose between unlimited scale and high database performance. Get the power of an enterprise-grade database without the pain of managing one.
Unlimited scale and high database performance.
Keep sharding logic out of your application with our underlying architecture. MySQL connection limits are a thing of the past with PlanetScale built-in connection pooling and edge infrastructure.
Bring the DevOps workflow to the database.
Deploy your schema to production with no locking or downtime with non-blocking schema changes. Roll back problematic schema changes instantly without data loss.
Branch your database like you branch your code
Say goodbye to staging environments. Data Branches™ give you an isolated copy of your database in the cloud.
Never miss a bad query
Fully integrated and real-time insights into your database performance. No third-party application monitoring platform required.
No random sampling
View 100% of your active queries.
Detect when your queries run slower than expected.Learn more about Insights
Full force of open source technology
Built at Google to scale YouTube.com to billions of users, Vitess is the world’s most scalable open source database.
Powering the largest sites on earth
Vitess is the cloud-native MySQL technology that reaches planet scale.
Focus on innovation
PlanetScale employs the core team of Vitess maintainers.
What our customers have to say
“The last thing we wanted to pay for was an engineering team to host our own database, especially when we were trying to get a product in the market. You don’t need to hire engineers to manage databases if you can pay somebody else to do it.”
Engineering Director, Community.com
SOC 2 Type II reporting
PlanetScale continuously monitors and reports primarily using System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 2.
Business Associate Agreements
PlanetScale can enter into Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) with customers deployed on Single-tenant environments.
Encryption in transit and at rest
PlanetScale databases and their client communications are AES encrypted throughout the PlanetScale platform.