Aiven Blog

Jan 8, 2019

Coming soon: MySQL on Aiven

Aiven Blog: Read about the 2019 launch of Aiven for MySQL, a popular database engine for better handling of back-ups in cloud environments.


Oskari Saarenmaa

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Chief Executive Officer at Aiven

Happy 2019! We're kicking off the year with a number of new product and
feature launches, starting with MySQL.

Our mission is to let developers focus on their applications while we take
care of their data infrastructure. This means that we're closely following
the development of the most interesting open source software projects and
listening to feedback from our customers and the community when prioritizing
our roadmap.

We've been gathering requirements and understanding use cases for MySQL for
quite some time, and I'm happy to announce that MySQL is the next database
engine to be launched in Aiven. In addition to being one of the most popular
database engines out there, MySQL, like Aiven, was launched by a Finnish
team so in many ways it's a natural extension to Aiven.

Early access in Q1

Feature-wise, we're looking to offer only the latest major version, 8, with
plans quite similar to our current PostgreSQL plans in terms of features and
capacity. Details will be released over the coming months as we open our
early access program.

Launching MySQL on Aiven requires us to implement various new tools to
better handle backups in different cloud environments as well as to
integrate monitoring data with various external systems. In line with our
open source commitment, we'll be publishing these tools on our GitHub
as we move closer to GA.

Early access to Aiven MySQL is expected to be available by end of Q1, with
general availability to follow during Q2. Please contact us through the
online chat or email to sign up for early access.

What's next?

In addition to MySQL, our growing team has been working on e.g. Kafka
improvements and enhancements as well as better integration with external
authentication and authorization systems with finer-grained access control
for different database engines. We'll be announcing and releasing these
features over the next couple of weeks, stay tuned!

P.S. we're also looking for talented developers and developer advocates to
join our team to work on open source infrastructure, check out some of the
open positions on our careers page and apply.
Many of the positions are available for remote candidates in EU or US.

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