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PlanetScale forever

PlanetScale is committed to providing a reliable and sustainable platform for our customers, not just in the short-term, but forever. For this reason, we are prioritizing profitability.

PlanetScale forever

PlanetScale is an infrastructure company. Our service is mission critical, and we value reliability above all else. Reliability isn’t just an uptime percentage on your status page. It means your business is self-sustaining. Every unprofitable company has a date in the future where it could disappear. With an ever changing world and economy, this is a situation fraught with risk. We’ve chosen to build a company that can last forever. This is why I have made the decision to prioritize profitability for PlanetScale.

As of today, PlanetScale can project profitability after the following key decisions: to part ways with members of our team (primarily Sales and Marketing) and sunsetting our Hobby plan. I would like to express my extreme gratitude for the people we are parting ways with today.

Our Hobby plan will be retired on April 8th, 2024. You can find more information about the plan deprecation, such as exporting your data or upgrading, in our Hobby plan FAQ documentation.

I understand completely that retiring our free tier will cause inconvenience to some of our users. I hope people understand that we take our mission incredibly seriously, and this decision was not made lightly. If this puts you in a difficult situation, please email and we will see what we can do to help you.

PlanetScale is the main database for companies totaling more than $50B in market cap. Whether you count calories, paid for your morning coffee, sent a work message, or bought a new pair of shoes, it is almost certain that you have interacted with our technology today. PlanetScale has been recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the US.

Our reliability, scalability, and customer service speaks for itself. The database space is full of unnecessary hype. We are opting out. Our technology is proven among some of the world’s largest tech companies. We do not need to give away endless amounts of free resources in order to keep growing.

To put it briefly, PlanetScale's commitment to reliability and sustainability drives every decision we make. Prioritizing profitability ensures that we can continue providing mission-critical services to our users well into the future.