Managed Database

  • PostgreSQL
    Versions 10, 11, 12 & 13 ( With TimescaleDB, PostGIS and many other extensions)
  • MySQL
    Version 8
  • Isolation
    1 node = 1 dedicated VM
  • Deployment options
    Standalone-1 node/ H.A.-2 nodes
  • Processor
    2 to 48 vCPUs (AMD EPYC, 7000 series)
  • Memory
    2 to 256 GB DDR4 ECC RAM
  • Storage
    5 to 585 GB NVMe SSD or Block Storage up to 10TB
  • Service level
    99.99% SLA for DB-GP H.A.
BI & Analytics
Application development
Available Regions
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • Warsaw
  • Powered & managed by Scaleway
  • Highly available infrastructure
  • Unlimited free transfer
From€0.0139ex. VAT/hour

Available Management Systems

Included Services

  • Fully managed
  • Hot scaling
  • Guaranteed performances
  • High availability
  • Block Storage
  • Automatic backups & snapshots
  • Automatic healing & failover
  • Several major versions
  • 24/7 Ticket Support

Enhance your databases with Scaleway

Rich ecosystem

With the included public IP address, you can easily connect your other Scaleway Elements, Scaleway Dedibox, or other external infrastructure solutions. You can quickly import your existing external databases to a Scaleway Database instance. Database management can be performed easily on the Scaleway console. Our API is also available to automate your production.

Unlimited transfer

Scaleway offers unlimited and free transfer. You will not be charged for your traffic coming from and leaving our instances. This helps make our Database instances extremely cost-effective.

European Cloud for your sensitive data

We are proud to be a truly European cloud provider. All our services are located within the European Union (in the Paris region and in Amsterdam), and therefore secured by its regulations. This allows us to offer you a sovereign and GDPR-compliant cloud platform.

Build a resilient infrastructure with the H.A. option

Database schema

Features for Business Continuity

Fully managed

Stay focused on your code, we handle all your database management. Don’t lose time on your Database instances’ backup administration, updates, setup or settings. You are still in control of managing users, permissions, allowed IPs (ACLs), and advanced settings to customize and secure your Database.

Hot scaling

Duplicate or increase your Database instances’ size on the fly from Scaleway console to speed up your data processing and allocate more space. Our Databases are powered by a wide range of instances, so you can find the right mix of vCPU power, RAM and storage capacity. Thanks to integration with Block Storage, you can scale up to 10TB with no downtime or interruption, without the need to upgrade the node type.

Guaranteed performances

Our databases are built using our DEV and GP virtual instances, so they benefit from the same stability and performance guarantees. We use the instance’s local volume to guarantee high-performance disk access. Choose DB-GP instances for your critical and resource-intensive databases. You can track key database metrics via API, and get visual statistics from the Scaleway console.

High Availability option

A database instance configured in high availability (H.A.) mode is always provisioned on two nodes: a primary node and a secondary node in synchronous replication, also called a standby node. We also ensure that your instances run on different hypervisors. If the primary node is no longer operational, the secondary node will take over. Your data is redundant and its integrity is therefore guaranteed.

Block Storage

Block Storage brings more flexibility, scalability, and usability to your databases. With this option, your storage capacity is no longer limited by the compute resources, but can hot scale up to 10TB without the need to upgrade the node type. This allows you to optimize your costs and adapt to your application’s traffic by allocating the right amount of computing resources in real time. At the same time, data stored with Block Storage is replicated three times across different servers to ensure that your data remains highly available in case of a disk failure. The Snapshot option allows you to quickly make copies of your data and recover from accidental data modifications or incorrect manipulations

Automatic backups & snapshots

Your backups & snapshots are automatically insured and are customizable from the Scaleway console. You can manage their frequency and retention time. You can also deactivate or reactivate the automation. With the Block Storage option, you can create snapshots of your instance in a matter of seconds whatever the size of the volume, allowing you to recover a previous state of your data in case of any data alteration due to incorrect manipulations. Snapshots are also useful for creating a copy of the data for testing and avoiding any interruptions to the main database. Your backups and snapshots are compressed and charged at €0.03/GB/month.

Automatic healing & automatic failover

Database instances are continuously monitored and benefit from our auto-healing feature. In the case of an H.A. configuration, if a node becomes unavailable, the standby node will become active in less than 10 seconds (auto-failover). The failing node is then replaced and reconfigured automatically.

Several major versions

Our Database instances are available with PostgreSQL relational database management systems (versions  10, 11, 12 and 13) as well as MySQL (version 8). You can customize the settings of your engine according to your needs. We provide you with many useful extensions as TimescaleDB,PostGIS and others.

24/7 Ticket Support

We ensure your services are always up and running. Our technical assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer all your questions and to assist you. Simply open a new ticket in case of a problem. You can also reach our support directly by phone or to get faster responses if you upgrade your support plan.

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Popular Use Cases for Database-as-a-Service


Our database instances are ideal for e-commerce or retail companies that need to process a high number of transactions per second. PostgreSQL is a suitable solution for managing OLTP protocols (Online Transaction Processing). You also quickly deploy and scale-up your database according to the seasonal needs of your business.

BI & Analytics

Clone your database instance and run analysis of your sales by generating reports (usually resources-intensive), so you don’t affect the performance of your local database. You’ll be able to accurately target your customers and make the most profitable decisions for your business. You can also combine our General Purpose instances with our Managed Database service to host your BI applications.

Application development

Provision your databases in a few minutes during your development cycles. This way you save time and money by avoiding time-consuming installation and administration tasks. Easily duplicate your production database into test or development environments.

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Learn more about Managed Databases

Use your Database with other Scaleway products

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I access my database?

On the details page of your instance, the IP address and your instance’s port are under the “Endpoint” section. It’s possible to connect to your instance from any application using the IP address and the login/password of any valid database user. This can be managed from the “Users” tab.

Which postgreSQL extensions are available?

We provide you with many pg_extensions such as PostGIS. You can find the complete list here.

How do I import data into a Scaleway Database?

First you need to export your data using the pg_dump command and then you can import data using the pg_restore command.

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How do I backup my database?

If the automatic backup feature is enabled, new backups will be created according to your backup schedule, which can be set on the “Instance Overview” tab.
Automatic backups are enabled by default. It’s possible to disable them at any time in the backup settings of your instance.
It is also possible to launch manual backups by clicking on the “Create a backup button from the “Backups” tab.

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