Compose is pleased to bring a new database onto our platform in the form of Compose for MySQL. We've always considered MySQL as a potential Compose database, but had to wait for the arrival of a high availability solution that worked well enough that we could deliver it to Compose users. That solution came in the form of MySQL InnoDB Cluster, a new version of MySQL which has a reliable, performant replication and high availability architecture which is an excellent fit to the Compose environment.
That meant we could bring MySQL's feature set to Compose and offer its proven and popular capabilities to our users. MySQL InnoDB Cluster is built around MySQL 5.7.15 which will allow us to offer many of the most recent innovations such as MySQL shell, X DevAPI and the JSON document store as part of our new MySQL deployments. Adopting this leading edge version of MySQL for our Compose for MySQL beta brings all the latest benefits of MySQL to our users.
It also means that MySQL users can enjoy the power of Compose to set up their database with just one click, enjoy regular, automated backups and sleep better knowing their database is highly available in whichever cloud platform they choose. It means a database you can administer from the web, through an easy-to-use web front end. Give your administrators and developers their own accounts, with easily created roles to control access to your new database too. These are just some of the benefits of Compose for MySQL.
So, how do you get going with the beta of the Compose for MySQL? Simply log in to your Compose account, select Create Deployment and select MySQL from the Beta list. Within minutes you'll have your own MySQL cluster up and running. It'll cost you $27 a month for your first GB of data and $18 a month extra for each extra GB. If you don't have a Compose account, sign up now for a 30 day free trial.