7th April 2021 By Simon Bennett
If you’ve built a web application, large or small, chances are you are pushing a good amount of data in and out of a database. For many apps, the database either lives on the same server as your code, or on its own machine for performance reasons. If you don’t want to babysit a database server and be constantly worried about availability, rollovers, and standby nodes, then a “Managed Database as a Service” setup may be of interest to you.
DigitalOcean is the latest company to jump on this trend and in 2020 began offering managed database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL. It can be great for setups of any size and it’s easy to scale up the resources the database has access to instantly. Plus, you leave the mundane tasks of running a high performance database server to the experts while you focus on your code and app. Continue Read