Alibaba Cloud will stop the service provision of ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS from May 16, 2021. We recommend that you migrate your workloads to PolarDB-O. PolarDB-O is highly compatible with Oracle syntax. It provides all of the same features that you can use in ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS. In addition, PolarDB-O provides high elasticity and includes a mechanism that supports data writes to one node and data reads from multiple nodes.

Effective date

May 16, 2021

Affected product

ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS

Description

  • On May 16, 2021, Alibaba Cloud will stop the provision of purchase, upgrade, and renewal services to ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS instances.
  • On November 1, 2021, Alibaba Cloud will stop the provision of after-sales services to ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS instances.
  • On May 16, 2022, Alibaba Cloud will stop the provision of all services to ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS instances. All of the existing ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS instances will be taken offline.
Note Before May 16, 2021, you can still purchase, upgrade, and renew ApsaraDB for RDS PPAS instances in the Alibaba Cloud Management Console. However, you must make sure that the renewed subscription period does not extend beyond May 16, 2022.

Suggestions

If you are using ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS, we recommend that you migrate your data from ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS to PolarDB-O by using Data Transmission Service (DTS). For more information about DTS, see What is Data Transmission Service? For more information about how to migrate data by using DTS, see Migrate data from an ApsaraDB RDS for PPAS instance to a PolarDB-O cluster.

PolarDB-O is a next-generation relational database that is developed by Alibaba Cloud. It is highly compatible with Oracle syntax and adopts a compute-storage separation architecture that reduces storage and expansion costs. PolarDB-O allows you to expand the storage capacity to up to 100 TB and scale out an individual cluster to up to 16 nodes. It also allows you to upgrade or downgrade specifications in minutes, recover from faults in seconds, ensure global data consistency, and back up data in minutes. These features make PolarDB-O suitable in various scenarios. For more information, see Overview.