This topic describes the mechanisms and overall benefits of ApsaraDB for MyBase.

Mechanisms and benefits

An ApsaraDB for MyBase dedicated cluster consists of multiple hosts. If you use local disks, you need to pay only for the hosts. You can allocate and deploy database instances on these hosts based on your business needs. You can also configure an overcommitment ratio for a specific type of resources to maximize resource utilization and improve service cost-effectiveness. ApsaraDB for MyBase allows you to occupy a dedicated cloud resource pool by purchasing hosts. You can deploy databases that run the MySQL or SQL Server engine in the resource pooland manage these databases in a centralized manner. ApsaraDB for MyBase makes full use of the processing capability of each host. In the scenario where some hosts are idle whereas some hosts are overloaded, database instances on the overloaded hosts are migrated to the idle hosts to balance the loads. ApsaraDB for MyBase has the following benefits over ApsaraDB services that are based on specific database engines and user-created databases:

  • ApsaraDB RDS instances that are created in ApsaraDB for MyBase inherit the features of regular ApsaraDB RDS database instances. They also provide more benefits than regular ApsaraDB RDS database instances. For more information, see Comparison between ApsaraDB for MyBase and ApsaraDB RDS.
  • Database instances that are created in ApsaraDB for MyBase provide the features and experience that are offered by platform as a service (PaaS) databases, such as ApsaraDB RDS, and user-created databases.The ApsaraDB for MyBase instances also offer advanced host features. ApsaraDB for MyBase has the following benefits:
    • Advanced enterprise-level database services

      ApsaraDB for MyBase works with AliSQL and Tair kernels that are developed by Alibaba to provide enterprise-level database services that feature high stability, high performance, and high availability. ApsaraDB for MyBase also provides the backup and restoration and audit features. This improves service efficiency, stability, and security.

    • Reduced costs

      The natural advantages of dedicated database clusters allow ApsaraDB for MyBase to provide excellent user experience at low costs. Compared with user-created databases, ApsaraDB for MyBase reduces monthly costs by nearly 50%.