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MySQL HeatWave

One MySQL Database service for OLTP, OLAP, and ML

#1 Open Source Database in Oracle Cloud, AWS, and Azure

Are you looking to deliver modern applications with increased security and performance at a lower cost?

MySQL HeatWave offers the world's most popular open-source database on Oracle Cloud, AWS, and Azure for a fraction of the price of other cloud providers.

  • MySQL HeatWave is safe and easy to use. With native machine-learning capabilities, it provides real-time analytics and explainable predictions.
  • It scales to thousands of cores and is 6.8x faster than Amazon Redshift at half the cost when combined with HeatWave.
  • MySQL HeatWave is all created, managed, and supported entirely by the MySQL Team.
  • It provides unrivalled performance by 5400x speeding up MySQL queries.
  • MySQL HeatWave provides a secure, cost-effective, and enterprise-grade database service to assist in the rapid development of innovative applications.

Open Source in the Enterprise

The State of Enterprise Open Source report's 2020 survey found that among developers and companies:

95% considered enterprise open source important.

86% associated open source with innovation.

77% planned to increase their usage of open source.

According to Gartner's State of the Open-Source DBMS Market Research Report, by 2022, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be built on Open Source Database Management Systems (OSDBMS), with 89% of surveyed organisations already using it.

Open-source technologies are used frequently to accelerate the deployment of applications. Projects are often underfunded or require immediate IT approval. Projects begin small and address a specific need, but many grow into critical applications over time. Success with the initial use of MySQL usually leads to more MySQL projects.

MySQL becomes a strategic part of an organisation's technology infrastructure as it consolidates and standardises on a few IT technologies.

The #1 Choice for Developers

MySQL is the most popular database among developers, according to surveys from Stack Overflow and JetBrains. With a vast ecosystem of tools and programmes that support MySQL and a large number of developers and DBAs with in-depth knowledge of MySQL, it is in a clear leadership position.

Most popular databases (Stack Overflow)1

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Which databases have you used in the last 12 
months? (JetBrains)2

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1 Stack Overflow, Stackoverflow survey 2021
32JetBrains, The State of Developer Ecosystem 2021


Innovative Enterprises Across Many Industries Run MySQL

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Top Investment Priorities for CIOs

1. Data Analytics

2. Security Management

3. Enterprise Applications (cloud-based)

4. Customer Experience Technologies

5. Machine Learning/AI

6, Collaboration Tools

7. Cloud Migrations

8. Application Modernisation

9. Infrastructure Consolidation

10. Network Modernisation

Data: Your Most Valuable Asset

The most valuable resource for your company in the modern digital world is data.

Data relates to your partners, employees, and clients. It's about your intellectual property, acquisitions, strategy, and sales numbers.

The data, which may include PII (Personally Identifiable Information), PCI (Payment Card), or PHI (Personal Health Information), may have been created by your organisation or may have been given to you.

Your data is extremely valuable to thieves, government-sponsored criminals, and nefarious insiders who will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.

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Recent Data Breach Statistics

7.9 billion
records stolen in 2019, up by 33%

$3.86 million
average cost of a data breach

1.76 billion
records leaked in January 2020

7 out of 10
businesses are not prepared to react

of breaches are malicious attacks

$2 trillion
global cost of cybercrime in 2020

Security and Compliance

MySQL is always up to date on the most recent security fixes. Get the latest SQL security updates from the MySQL Team to reduce your vulnerability to security flaws.

To help meet Regulatory Requirements, MySQL provides advanced security features. Access MySQL's built-in security features to ensure your organisation is in compliance with government data privacy laws and regulatory requirements such as GDPR, HIPAA, etc.

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A Fully Managed Service

MySQL HeatWave is a fully managed service. It enables you to: 

  • Provision reliable, fast, and secure cloud storage for all enterprise workloads.
  • Automate database-specific tasks such as backup, security patching, configuration, and monitoring.
  • Instantly provision MySQL instances and connect to a production-ready, pre-configured MySQL database.
  • Accelerate MySQL query processing by 5400x with HeatWave.
  • Get explainable models with native machine learning.
  • Optimise the performance of your applications, monitor the health of your resources, and respond to anomalies in real-time.
  • Free up time for DBAs, and DevOps so they can focus on value-added tasks that are central to your business.
  • Provide high availability through automatic failover.

100% Developed, Managed, and Supported by Oracle

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Native High Availability

Increased uptime

The database system must be resilient to numerous failures, including those involving servers, networks, power, or the entire data centres, in order to achieve high availability. By using native MySQL HA technologies with automatic failover, businesses can safeguard their data and guarantee business continuity. MySQL HeatWave optimises the placement of database instances in various availability and fault domains for maximum high availability.

Zero data loss

MySQL HeatWave is based on native MySQL group replication and includes three MySQL instances provisioned and distributed across multiple physical locations. The 'primary' instance accepts database traffic, while the 'secondary' instance stands ready to take over database traffic in the event of a failure with no data loss.



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MySQL HeatWave uses native MySQL Group Replication for High Availability.

Larry Ellison Introduces Multi-Cloud MySQL HeatWave

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"When Oracle delivered its superfast version of MySQL, called MySQL HeatWave, we decided not to just deliver it inside the Oracle Cloud but also make it available to AWS users on AWS. Also make it available to Azure users. Taking a service and making it available on multiple clouds.”

Larry Ellison
Chairman, CTO, Oracle | Oracle CloudWorld 2022

Single MySQL Database for OLTP and OLAP

Customers can run both OLTP and OLAP workloads in MySQL without having to move data out of MySQL databases (no ETL) or make any changes to their applications.

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MySQL Autopilot: Machine Learning Based Automation

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MySQL Autopilot automates HeatWave using advanced machine learning techniques, making it easier to use and improving performance and scalability even further. No other cloud provider offers such sophisticated automation capabilities for their database offerings.

MySQL HeatWave ML: Native, In-Database Machine Learning

HeatWave ML provides native, in-database machine learning, allowing developers and data analysts to create, train, and deploy machine learning models directly within MySQL HeatWave.

  • Create machine learning models with familiar SQL commands.
  • Apply ML training, inference, and explanation to data stored inside MySQL HeatWave.
  • Integrate with popular notebooks like Jupyter and Apache Zeppelin.
  • Accelerate ML initiatives, cut costs, and improve security.
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MySQL Testimonials Migrated from Amazon for Scalability and 50% Cost Reduction

MySQL HeatWave Speeds up Analytics at SCSK

"MySQL HeatWave reduced our cloud database costs by 50 percent as compared to using a combination of Amazon Aurora and Redshift. We are no longer moving data around and we now have blazing-fast, real-time insights with no effort. More importantly, scalability has made our expansion plan possible, allowing us to onboard more data and new clients without financial impact. It's a dream come true.”

Pablo Lemos
Co-founder |

"HeatWave is 10X faster than the analytics service of another major cloud vendor. Now there is no need for ETL. Compared to MySQL on-premises, HeatWave is 4,000 times faster.”

Tetsuro Ikeda
Manager of Cloud IT Architecture, Service Department | SCSK Corporation

FANCOMI Increases Database Performance by 10X, Significantly Reducing Costs

SQUARE ENIX Speeds up Video Gaming with MySQL HeatWave

"With MySQL HeatWave we improved database performance by 10X and significantly dropped our costs after migrating from Amazon Aurora. We also did not have to modify our application for a great experience.”

Kanami Suzuki
Developer | FANCOMI

"We ran the analytic workload of the Social Game Infrastructure group with HeatWavewithout requiring ETL or changing our application. HeatWave is up to 500x faster than our on-premises MySQL 5.7 instance.”

Masashi Hamahira
Social Game Infrastructure Group | SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.

Tamara Migrated to MySQL HeatWave for Speed and Cost Saving

Johnny Bytes Speeds Queries up to 90 Times Compared to AWS RDS and Aurora

"We recently migrated our production workload from another cloud solution to MySQL HeatWave. Doing so reduced our cost by 3X and it also significantly accelerated many of our queries which were taking a long time before. Given the speedup we are observing with HeatWave, we expect to enhance our application by writing more complex queries which do not execute in a reasonable amount of time with the other cloud solution.”

Chien Hoang
Director of Engineering | Tamara

"MySQL HeatWave on AWS simplifies our data platform with a consolidated database for both transaction processing and analytics. We have seen 60 to 90X faster complex queries compared to AWS RDS and Aurora that generates real-time analytics we need for targeted, multichannel campaigns. We now have greater scalability to onboard more data and new clients of any size without increasing IT administration.”

Thomas Henz
Chief Executive Officer | Johnny Bytes

Bionime Improves Patients’ Lives with 50X faster Queries than AWS RDS

LeanTaas Increases Performance 6X by moving to MySQL HeatWave on AWS

"MySQL HeatWave on AWS has 50X faster complex queries compared to AWS RDS. That not only provides us with real-time insights to accelerate application development, but also helps us improve patients’ lives.”

Kyle Yang
Assistant Manager | Bionime

"MySQL HeatWave on AWS is an excellent solution for us as a small team. Having one database for both OLTP and OLAP workloads with six times higher performance compared to AWS RDS delivers real-time insights that helps us to continually enhance our iQueue platform, improve user experience, as well as reduce complexity and administrative overhead for our team.”

Gokhan Oner
Senior Engineering Manager | LeanTaaS

6D Technologies Accelerates Queries by 139X with MySQL HeatWave on AWS

ITSP Accelerates Gets up to 30X Faster Queries with MySQL HeatWave on AWS

"MySQL HeatWave on AWS has 139X faster complex queries compared to Amazon RDS and Aurora that gives us a great opportunity to simplify our data infrastructure for both OLTP and OLAP with sub-second response time. Also, the web console is easy to configure and provides us the visibility to workload-related performance metrics with interactive reporting. MySQL HeatWave is a great fit for our microservices and cloud native product roadmap to deliver a superior experience and performance for our customers.”

Anish Kumar
Associate Vice President | 6D Technologies

"MySQL HeatWave on AWS is a game changer. We were pleasantly surprised with the ease-of-use and performance with 10 to 30X faster queries without complicated database tuning and performance improvement, using a similar database configuration. With a single database for OLTP and OLAP workloads for large volume of data sets, we no longer need index creation and maintenance which accelerates time to value for our clients.”

Wenjin Zhou, PhD
Chief Technology Officer | ITSP, Inc

Centroid Systems Expands with 15X Query Performance Gains

"We found MySQL HeatWave on AWS improved query performance by 15X with no changes to our application compared to using MariaDB on AWS RDS. With MariaDB for analytics along with Tableau for visualization, we had been experiencing multiple outages because of the volume of data and patches impacting the SQL query performance. The performance gains from MySQL HeatWave gave our business confidence to expand and bring more offerings to the market.”

Ajay Arora
Chief Technology Officer | Centroid Systems

MySQL Comparisons

MySQL HeatWave vs. Amazon RDS

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MySQL HeatWave vs. Amazon Aurora

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MySQL HeatWave vs. Amazon Redshift AQUA

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MySQL HeatWave vs. Snowflake

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Performance Comparison


HeatWave is faster than all competitive database services.


Price Comparison


HeatWave is far better priced than all competitive database services.

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Benefits Across the Organisation


  • Focus on development, rather than infrastructure or database administration.

  • Get the most up-to-date MySQL features to create modern applications that can be scaled to meet your needs.

  • Provision database instances in minutes to get apps into production faster.

Data Scientist

  •  Automate the machine learning lifecycle with HeatWave ML.

  • Leverage popular notebooks such as Jupyter and Apache Zeppelin.

  • Train models 25X faster than Amazon Redshift ML.


  • Increase productivity by utilising a fully managed database cloud service.

  • Manage and monitor the entire environment using a single pane of glass.

  • Get the most recent updates, security fixes, and features from the MySQL Team.

VP of IT

  • Make real-time decisions with MySQL HeatWave.

  • MySQL HeatWave reduces the database's total cost of ownership threefold.

  • Protect data and help ensure regulatory 
    compliance with advanced security features.

Ready for the Enterprise

  • Transfer workloads to the cloud. Move MySQL workloads to the cloud to free up resources and improve security, allowing you to concentrate on your core business.
  • Create new cloud-native apps. Improve business agility by rapidly developing modern, cloud-native, MySQL-based applications.
  • Analyse data in real-time. Make business decisions faster. HeatWave improves MySQL query performance by 5,400x. It eliminates the complexity and risk associated with maintaining separate databases for OLTP and OLAP workloads.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility of hybrid cloud deployment. MySQL HeatWave is fully compatible with on-premises MySQL, allowing you to choose between on-premises, cloud, or hybrid deployments.
  • Boost ML initiatives. MySQL HeatWave allows developers and data analysts to create, train, deploy, and explain machine learning models.

100% Supported by the MySQL Team

Get the highest level of MySQL expertise

MySQL Support, in collaboration with Oracle Premier Support and the most experienced MySQL Engineers in the industry, provides a unified support solution for both cloud infrastructure and MySQL. It includes the following:

  • MySQL consultative support
  • Unlimited support incidents
  • 24/7 production support in 29 languages
  • Bug fixes, updates, and patches
  • Knowledge base and maintenance releases

No other cloud vendor can deliver such comprehensive support for the MySQL database.


MySQL is used by the world's leading eCommerce and SaaS companies. It is also well-known for being an easy-to-use, highly scalable, and cost-effective solution.

You are aware of the difficulties and expenses involved in managing database instances on your own infrastructure. You have chosen to move your applications to a cloud model with a fully managed and secure service because data security is important to you. The next step is to select the best cloud platform for your company.

Unlike other cloud services, Oracle MySQL HeatWave is the only one that is 100% compatible with on-premises MySQL for a smooth transition to the cloud and hybrid deployments.

MySQL HeatWave allows you to run OLTP and OLAP workloads in MySQL with no ETL. There is no need to export data from MySQL, use proprietary syntax, or modify your applications. MySQL HeatWave ML provides native, in-database machine learning, allowing developers and data analysts to create, train, deploy, and explain machine learning models directly within MySQL HeatWave.

With a secure, managed, and supported cloud service from the MySQL Team, MySQL HeatWave will allow your company to quickly and easily deploy modern applications across the globe for a fraction of the price of Amazon RDS, Redshift, Aurora, and Snowflake.

Start your MySQL journey with DSP

MySQL, as previously stated, is currently one of the most popular databases on the market, ideal for those seeking high productivity and value from their environment. We are a specialist database provider with expertise in all databases and cloud platforms. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to provide you with end-to-end MySQL services. We can assist you with your business needs, from architecture and design to ongoing support.

We've been providing database advice and support for over 25 years, and companies come to us because we collaborate with in-house teams, combining our breadth and depth of experience with their unique insights into their own business. Together, we create solutions centred on our customers in order to increase efficiencies and performance while lowering overheads and remaining secure. Start your MySQL journey with us today... 


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