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Migrate from Amazon RDS to PlanetScale

Cut your Amazon RDS bill

It’s almost always more cost-effective to run on PlanetScale than Amazon RDS. PlanetScale is a MySQL database platform that provides:

  • Lower cost of infrastructure
  • Truly managed and optimize database
  • Optimized costs that scale linearly with you
  • Superior load balancing and IOPS optimization

PlanetScale was an easy choice for us on the technology and support alone. However, we were also able to generate meaningful savings on our AWS bill and reinvest that into growing our business.
Todd Berman, Chief Technology Officer, Attentive

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Barstool Sports saved 20-30% by switching to PlanetScale

“It was pretty obvious that if PlanetScale could handle our traffic that we would be in much better shape. It did things like query collapsing and connection pools which we were very excited about, and most importantly didn’t require us to implement the orchestration layer.”

—Andrew Barba, CTO, Barstool Sports

The most cost-effective way to scale MySQL

Scale with the experts

Don’t let your database be a box that Amazon or Google checks to standardize their managed service. PlanetScale will optimize your database cluster and load balancing environment for performance and cost-efficiency. Always right-sized instances, a sharding scheme unique to your data, and much more.

Linear scale at your fingertips

Seamlessly scale with a linear cost infrastructure. Say goodbye to step-function jumps in database cluster size and cost. PlanetScale gives you an unlimited number of database shards and unlimited client connections — all without adding complexity to your application.

Battle-tested technology

Don’t let your data layer take down your business. Get always right-sized instances, so you never over provision again. Improved load balancing using 1 primary and 2 replica clusters per shard. Your application stays up, even with unexpected traffic spikes.

Accelerate development

With a Git-like workflow for database change management, teams can move with confidence and accelerate development. Spin up isolated database instances to validate schema changes before they get to production. Alter your database schema without taking your database offline or interrupting normal operations.

Feature comparison

Get more, for less with PlanetScale

Feature
FeaturePlanetScaleAWS RDS
Branching
Non-blocking schema changes
Schema revert
Horizontal sharding
Connections pooling
Technically unlimited
16,000 connection limit
Automated backups
CLI
High availability
Query insights
Multi-AZ deployments
Monitoring
PlanetScale monitored
Self monitored
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