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MySQL Database Service

Oracle MySQL Database Service is a fully managed database service that lets developers quickly develop and deploy secure, cloud native applications using the world’s most popular open source database. MySQL Database Service is the only MySQL cloud service with an integrated, high-performance, in-memory query accelerator—HeatWave—that enables customers to run sophisticated analytics directly against their operational MySQL databases, eliminating the need for complex, time-consuming, and expensive data movement and integration with a separate analytics database. HeatWave accelerates MySQL performance by orders of magnitude for analytics and transactional queries. Optimized for and exclusively available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), MySQL Database Service is 100% built, managed, and supported by the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and MySQL engineering teams.

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HeatWave accelerates MySQL performance by 400X. It is 1100X faster than Amazon Aurora, and 2.7X faster than Amazon Redshift, at one-third of the cost.

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dbInsight reviews how Oracle MySQL Database Service, with HeatWave, redefines MySQL.

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Constellation Research examines Oracle MySQL Database Service with HeatWave and concludes that it offers the best of both worlds in a breathtaking, elegant architecture.

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The world's #1 open source database in Oracle Cloud

HeatWave: in-memory query accelerator

Unique, integrated in-memory query accelerator

HeatWave is a new in-memory query accelerator developed for the MySQL Database Service, architected for massive scalability, performance and optimized for OCI.

Single database for OLTP and OLAP

Oracle MySQL Database Service, with its integrated HeatWave, is the only service that enables database admins and app developers to run OLTP and OLAP workloads directly from their MySQL database.

Eliminate ETL

Eliminate the cost, complexity, and risk of the lengthy extract, transform, load (ETL) processes that are required when using separate databases for OLTP and OLAP.

400X faster performance for complex queries

HeatWave accelerates MySQL queries by 400X using massively parallel processing. It’s a distributed, scalable, in-memory, hybrid columnar, query-processing engine designed for fast execution of mixed workloads comprised of analytic and transactional queries.

Faster and cheaper than Amazon Aurora

HeatWave is 1100X faster than Amazon Aurora at one-third the cost

Faster and cheaper than Amazon Redshift

HeatWave is 2.7X faster than Amazon Redshift at one-third the cost.

Learn more about HeatWave

Ease of use

Fully managed database service

Improve productivity by automating time-consuming tasks like patching, upgrades, and backup with a fully managed database service.

Instant provisioning

Get applications into production faster without having to wait for IT to provision resources.

Latest features

Developers can deliver modern, cloud native database applications with immediate access to the latest features from the MySQL team.

Compatibility with on-premises MySQL deployments

MySQL Database Service is 100% compatible with on-premises MySQL for a seamless transition to a public or hybrid cloud without changes to applications.

Cheaper than Amazon RDS

One-third the cost of Amazon RDS

MySQL Database Service is one-third the cost of Amazon RDS and Microsoft Azure.

Easy migration from Amazon RDS

MySQL Shell provides utilities that enable users to easily migrate from Amazon RDS to MySQL Database Service.

Security and compliance

100% built on MySQL Enterprise Edition

MySQL Database Service is the only public cloud service built on MySQL Enterprise Edition to help provide the highest reliability and security.

Data protection

Advanced security protects your databases against external attacks, data breaches, and internal misuse of information.

Regulatory compliance

Meet industry and regulatory compliance requirements, including GDPR, PCI, and HIPPA with the highest levels of security.

Stay secure

The latest MySQL security fixes from the MySQL team are automatically applied to limit your exposure to security vulnerabilities.

Optimized for OCI

Optimized for next generation cloud infrastructure

MySQL Database Service is optimized for OCI, delivering higher security, performance, and availability.

Support across the entire cloud infrastructure

Get expert technical support from a single point of contact for your MySQL databases and cloud infrastructure.

Fully developed, managed, and supported by the OCI and MySQL teams

Fastest availability of fixes and updates, provided 24/7 by technical experts who are backed by the OCI and MySQL engineering teams.

Integration with Oracle technologies

Leverage your existing Oracle investments and easily integrate MySQL Database Service with other Oracle offerings. Developers can leverage native services in OCI using technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker.

To enter a MySQL DBaaS market that was already pretty crowded, Oracle would have to sharply differentiate itself. Oracle’s new HeatWave engine does just that, turning up the heat on rival cloud MySQL services by not only adding analytics to the mix, but incorporating hardware and software optimizations that significantly accelerate performance.

Tony Baer Principal, dbInsight

Unfortunately, many companies are forced to unnecessarily move data from transactional to analytical systems, often in real-time, in order to provide business users with continuous access to business intelligence. Oracle's efforts to meld both data paradigms within MySQL on OCI, therefore, serves as a welcome balm for enterprises seeking to streamline their data infrastructure without sacrificing functionality.

Bradley Shimmin Chief Analyst, AI Applications, Analytics and Data Management, Omdia

MySQL Database Service use cases

  • Move workloads to the cloud

    Move MySQL workloads to the cloud not only to free resources, but also to improve security and performance, so you can focus on your core business.

  • Develop new cloud native applications

    Develop modern, cloud native, MySQL-based applications fast and improve business agility.

  • Deliver real-time data analytics

    MySQL Database Service, with its integrated HeatWave, is the only offering in the industry that provides DBAs and developers with a single, unified MySQL platform for both OLTP and OLAP workloads. Learn more about HeatWave.

  • Hybrid cloud deployment flexibility

    MySQL Database Service is 100% compatible with MySQL on-premises, giving you complete flexibility between on-premises, cloud, or a hybrid model without changes to applications.

  • Power SaaS applications

    ISVs can scale their SaaS applications globally by leveraging Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and MySQL Database Service.


MySQL Database Service

Unit price
MySQL Database—Standard–E3

vCPU per hour
MySQL Database—Standard–E3–Memory

Gigabyte per hour
MySQL Database—Storage

Gigabyte storage capacity per month
MySQL Database—Backup Storage

Gigabyte storage capacity per month
  • Common cloud industry practice is to define compute instances based on the number of virtual CPUs (vCPUs) they include. Each vCPU provides the capacity for one thread of execution. A vCPU does not provide a whole physical compute core, it's part of a core. In contrast, Oracle's x86 compute shapes use OCPUs which equate to physical CPU cores, each of which provides for two threads. To make it easier for customers to compare across cloud service providers, Oracle presents vCPU pricing on our web pages while billing is based on the number of OCPU time they consume. The per-hour OCPU rate customers are billed at is twice the vCPU price on the web pages since they receive two vCPUs of compute power instead of one.




Optimized for and exclusively available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), MySQL Database Service is 100% built, managed, and supported by the OCI and MySQL engineering teams.

Customer community

Customer Community

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Cloud learning

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Support and services

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