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Deployment options

Learn about the different deployment options PlanetScale offers.

Overview

PlanetScale offers two deployment options to accommodate your application and business needs: multi-tenancy and single-tenancy.

Multi-tenancy — In a multi-tenant environment, your database is hosted on infrastructure shared with other users/customers. Single-tenancy — In a single-tenant environment, your database is hosted on dedicated infrastructure that is not shared with any other users/customers.

Your deployment options depend on the PlanetScale plan you choose. This documentation covers some differences between single-tenancy and multi-tenancy so you can evaluate which plan may be suitable for you. For an in-depth look at the different plans we offer, see the PlanetScale plans documentation.

Multi-tenancy deployment on PlanetScale

Multi-tenancy is the default deployment option. When you sign up for a PlanetScale account, whether on a Hobby or Scaler Pro plan, your databases will be created in our multi-tenancy deployment offering. Our Enterprise plan also offers a multi-tenancy deployment option.

Multi-tenancy highlights

  • Your database runs on PlanetScale's secure cloud infrastructure
  • Lowest cost plans
  • No configuration requirements on your end
  • BAAs available for HIPAA compliance

Single-tenancy deployment on PlanetScale

Single-tenant deployment options are available with PlanetScale Enterprise. Companies that require their PlanetScale databases to be hosted in a single-tenant environment have two options: Enterprise — Single-tenant and Managed.

Note

In both options, your database is deployed in a single-tenant environment. The main difference between Enterprise — Single-tenant and Managed is who owns the underlying account. With Managed, your database is deployed in your own AWS/GCP account. With Enterprise — Single-tenant, PlanetScale owns and manages the account.

If you're interested in learning more, please reach out and we can figure out the best solution for your use case.

Single-tenancy highlights

  • Your resources run on a separate isolated AWS or GCP account, apart from other customers
  • Your databases can be deployed to any cloud provider region you choose that offers three Availability Zones, even regions that PlanetScale does not offer on our self-serve plans
  • You can continue to use the PlanetScale UI and CLI in the same way that you would our general self-serve offerings, but the infrastructure runs in an isolated environment
  • BAAs available for HIPAA compliance
  • Support for private database connectivity via:

If you have any questions about which deployment option may be best for you, reach out to us and we can help you figure it out.

Need help?

Get help from the PlanetScale support team, or join our GitHub discussion board to see how others are using PlanetScale.

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