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How to create a database

Reviewed on 11 August 2023Published on 11 August 2023

This page shows you how to create a Serverless SQL Database using the Scaleway console.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

How to create a database

  1. Click SQL Databases in the Serverless section of the side menu. The Serverless SQL Databases page displays.

  2. Click + Create database. The database creation wizard displays.

  3. Complete the following steps in the wizard:

  • Choose a region, which is the geographical location in which your database will be created.

  • Select a default engine version from the drop-down menu.

  • Configure your database autoscaling. Your database will scale within the defined range to match the incoming load.


    Define a minimum of 1 vCPU or more to avoid cold starts that can take a few seconds.

  • Enter a name for your database, or keep the randomly-generated name. The name must only contain alphanumeric characters and dashes.

  • Verify the estimated cost.

  1. Click Create database to finish. The setting up of your database will take a few seconds. Check the Overview tab to see its status.
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