Renato Losio is a software and cloud architect, a digital nomad and an accidental speaker. He has many years of experience as a software engineer, tech lead and cloud services specialist in Italy, UK, Portugal and Germany. He currently lives in Berlin and works remotely as principal cloud architect for Funambol inc. Location-based services and relational databases are his main working interests. A certified AWS professional, he holds a MSc degree in Physics and a MSc in Computing Science.
Serverless Databases: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Starting with AWS, the major cloud providers offer different options to run a MySQL or a MySQL compatible database on the cloud. A new approach is to rely on so called serverless (relational) databases like Aurora Serverless that offer both traditional TCP connections and HTTP API access. Can serverless really be the future? Can data API really replace a MySQL connector? What are the major limitations of a serverless database cluster and do they really protect from an inefficient use of database resources?