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The latest PlanetScale features and product launches.

October 26, 2023
New feature

Webhooks

We have added webhooks to PlanetScale. With webhooks, you can trigger an HTTP POST callback to a configured URL when a specific event occurs within your PlanetScale organization. You can use webhooks from PlanetScale to build custom integrations, notifications, and automate other workflows.

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Oct 16, 2023
New feature
Database reports

Database reports

Starting today, you'll receive a weekly email for your most active PlanetScale database that recaps from the previous week:

  • Slow database queries
  • Deploy requests
  • Database storage changes

Initially, all users will be subscribed to weekly reports for the most active database in their organizations. You can unsubscribe directly from the email or in your user settings.

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August 15, 2023
New feature

IP restrictions

Starting today, you can add an extra layer of security in connecting to your database by defining which IP addresses can connect to each database branch. Giving your organization the tools you need to operate your databases securely is a top priority, and IP restrictions, launching today in beta, are one additional way to provide an extra layer of security.

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August 15, 2023
New feature
Password details page

Password details page

You can now view the details of your database’s passwords on a new page, including renaming a password, setting IP ranges that can connect to the database with the IP restrictions feature, copying and pasting pre-generated code, and more.

Find the page in your database’s “Settings” tab > “Passwords” section > select the password you want to see the details for.

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August 14, 2023
Update

Google Cloud Platform general availability and read-only regions support

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) regions in PlanetScale are now generally available in select regions, and read-only regions are now available in all supported GCP regions. As of today, there are 15 different regions across AWS and GCP where you can deploy your PlanetScale database.

For supported regions, see our regions documentation and see our read-only regions documentation to learn more about read-only regions in PlanetScale.

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August 9, 2023
Update

2023 SOC 2+ HIPAA

PlanetScale's latest SOC 2 Type II report covering the period of June 16, 2022 to June 15, 2023 is now available to customers. In addition to coverage over existing trust services criteria, the latest report includes additional controls mapped to the HIPAA Security Rule requirements.

To receive a copy of the report, please contact Support or visit our Trust Portal.

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July 27, 2023
Update
PlanetScale Boost is now in public beta

PlanetScale Boost is now in public beta

PlanetScale Boost is now available to all PlanetScale users in a public beta. PlanetScale Boost is a built-in database caching engine that requires no additional infrastructure, no cache invalidation, and up to 1,000× better query performance for your boosted queries.

If you are a current PlanetScale user, check your email for a “Welcome to PlanetScale Boost” email with a special coupon code to try out Boost today for free for a limited time.

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July 6, 2023
Improvement

Scaler Pro plan

We’re replacing our ‘Teams’ plan with a new ‘Scaler Pro’ offering that combines the best of our current plans and enterprise offerings for companies of all sizes. These plans allow customers to select exactly the resources they need for their workloads.

Scaler Pro databases are priced on a combination of resources (CPU and memory) and disk storage. Every database has a ‘cluster size’ encompassing the components that make up a PlanetScale database.

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May 31, 2023
Improvement
Database overview page

Database overview page

We just released an update to the PlanetScale UI database overview page. You now get a much more transparent view of what's happening under the hood with your PlanetScale database. This update surfaces important information about your database, such as:

  • Load balancers and availability zones
  • Primary and replica databases
  • Replication lag
  • Database shards
  • And more

For more information, see our Pulling back the curtain: the new database overview page blog post.

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April 20, 2023
New feature

Insights update

PlanetScale Insights now shows time-series metrics on a per-query pattern basis to help developers identify and troubleshoot problematic queries.

Read how the PlanetScale Engineering team used this feature to troubleshoot a query in our primary production database.

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April 5, 2023
Update

Safe migrations

We just released a new update to our workflow: safe migrations. Safe migrations protect your production database from direct DDL. As of today you can now disable this protection on any production branch.

Previously, protection from direct DDL was enabled by default on all production branches with no option to disable it. With this change, when you promote a branch to production, you will now see a toggle that asks if you want to enable safe migrations.

Read more about why we introduced safe migrations in our latest blog post, “An update to our workflow: safe migrations”.

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January 31, 2023
New feature
PlanetScale API and OAuth applications

PlanetScale API and OAuth applications

Today, we are releasing a new way to manage your PlanetScale databases programmatically: The PlanetScale API.

The PlanetScale API (beta) opens up new ways to interact with PlanetScale through automation and other developer tools, like CI/CD, infrastructure as code, deployment tools, and application platforms.

In addition to the API, we are also launching OAuth applications in limited beta. OAuth applications alongside the PlanetScale API enable your users to interact with their PlanetScale databases from your application.

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November 15, 2022
New feature
PlanetScale Boost

PlanetScale Boost

Today, we’re releasing the PlanetScale Boost limited beta. PlanetScale Boost is a real-time query cache that automatically handles cache invalidation for you, without requiring substantial changes to your application code.

This feature is in limited beta. We will begin sending invites out soon.

Reserve your spot now by joining the PlanetScale Boost limited beta waitlist.

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Oct 11, 2022
New feature
Backup restore checklist

Backup restore checklist

Today, we’re launching a checklist of commonly performed activities right after restoring a backup. Branches restored from a backup now come with a helpful guide on how to replace your existing default branch with the new branch.

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October 10, 2022
New feature

Google Cloud Provider support

We just introduced Google Cloud Provider (GCP) support for select GCP regions. GCP support is currently in beta, so some PlanetScale features are limited on branches and databases created in GCP regions.

For more information about limitations and supported regions, see our GCP documentation.

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October 5, 2022
New feature

Complete query collection

We’ve introduced a new addition to Insights, our in-dashboard query monitoring tool. You can now enable complete query collection, which allows you to see the raw query data in query deep dives and EXPLAIN statements.

To enable complete query collection, an Organization Administrator must opt in on your database settings page.

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Aug 29, 2022
New feature
Backups UX refresh

Backups UX refresh

Today, we’re launching a new view for managing backups for PlanetScale databases. Backups can now be viewed across all Production and Development databases on a single page.

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Aug 23, 2022

New region: London

We’ve added a new region: AWS eu-west-2 (London). You can now create databases and branches in this region in the dashboard using the region selector or with the PlanetScale CLI with region slug aws-eu-west-2.

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August 18, 2022
New feature
PlanetScale serverless driver for JavaScript

PlanetScale serverless driver for JavaScript

We just released the new PlanetScale serverless driver for JavaScript.

This Fetch API-compatible driver allows you to use PlanetScale with serverless and edge compute platforms that require HTTP connections, such as Cloudflare Workers, Vercel Edge Functions, and Netlify Edge Functions.

To use this driver, you must opt-in and accept beta terms to access the required PlanetScale connection strings. You can enroll your database by selecting the database in the PlanetScale dashboard, clicking "Settings", "Beta features", and clicking "Enroll" next to "PlanetScale serverless driver for JavaScript".

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July 15, 2022

Teams

You can now easily manage database administrator access to one or multiple databases with Teams. Head to your Organization Settings page, click "Teams", and start adding members and databases.

Teams is available on all plans.

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July 13, 2022
New feature
Password roles

Password roles

Today, we’re launching password roles for PlanetScale Databases. PlanetScale passwords can now be created with more granular control over which operations they can perform.

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May 27, 2022
New feature
Datadog integration

Datadog integration

Today, we’re launching the Datadog integration. PlanetScale can push now metrics to Datadog to assist your team with understanding your database usage and performance.

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