This topic introduces PolarDB-X 1.0 databases.

In theory, PolarDB-X 1.0 databases are similar to MySQL and Oracle databases.

In practice, PolarDB-X 1.0 provides a complete set of API operations, allowing business applications to directly connect to PolarDB-X 1.0 databases. This is the same as using a single-instance database.

In physical storage, the underlying storage of PolarDB-X 1.0 uses one or more ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances, and a PolarDB-X 1.0 database consists of the databases provided by one or more ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances.


The operations of database management on a single instance includes creating databases, viewing database details, configuring read/write splitting, managing tables, managing database shards, configuring whitelists, importing data, and viewing monitoring information.