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Serverless Database features

Compare the features of the Serverless Database to help you choose the right one for your needs.

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Infrastructure, Underlying technology

Cloud Infrastructure, database system and underlying egine

Nodejs, Google Cloud, Scala

MySQL, Vitess, GCP, AWS

Serverless Support

Serverless and Edge computing support

API

REST API

uses HTTP connection, JavaScript Driver

Edge Functions

Support for Edge Functions

Cloud functions

Cloudflare Workers, Vercel Edge Functions, Netlify Edge Functions

Developer Experience

Database type

OLTP, OLAP

OLTP

Data model

Databases store data in models, such as Relational, Columnar or Document based

Document based, NoSQL

Relational, SQL

CLI

Firebase CLI

pscale

Languages, APIs

The languages supporting the database and API interface for inter-process communication

JavaScript, Swift, Kotlin, Java, C++, Objective-C

Any package/driver supporting MySQL, Prisma, Node.js, Go, Django, C#

Query language

Supported query language such as SQL, MQL, PartiQL,

JSON

SQL, MySQL variation

ACID compliant

ACID is a set of properties of database transactions intended to guarantee data validity despite errors, power failures, and other mishaps
ACID compliant

Self-hosting

Support for self-hosted Database instance
Doesn't have support
Only Enterprise Plan members, AWS, GCP

Backups

Daily basis (Included in Free tier), Scheduled backups ($0.023 per GB per month)

Security & Compliance Offerings

SOC2

Apart from App indexing

Multi-factor authentication

Support of the cloud-histed database for multi-factor authentication

Encryption

Cryptographic security at rest and on transportation level

HTTPS, TLS

AES Encription, TLS v1.3

SSO

SAML-based SSO solution

Monitoring and analytics

Log retention

Query log retention usually keeps lofs of operations for debugging and replication purposes
Document level history 30 days retention
Based on plan, Unlimited for Enterprise

Statistics

Tools and APIs for analysing and monitoring of Database performance

Web based monitoring tools

Web based dashboard, read/write ratio

Scalability

Replication and Partitioning

Region groups

Database can be deployed on AWS, GCP supported regions (GDPR compliant)