Free databases 🙌

Some data storage costing nothing.

Xata iconXata->

Xata.io is a serverless database designed for modern development. It easily integrates into the developer workflow, aiming to provide an optimal data experience for Github, Vercel, and Netlify based deployments

Deta iconDeta->

Deta Space is a cloud-hosting service that enables users to run sandboxed apps in a personal cloud, providing full visibility of app data storage. It also offers a marketplace for developers, simplifying app creation by handling infrastructure management, including servers, security, data, and payments.

Vercel Postgres iconVercel Postgres->

Vercel Postgres is a serverless SQL database designed to integrate with Vercel Functions and your frontend framework.

CockroachDB iconCockroachDB->

CockroachDB is an open-source, distributed SQL database that is designed to store copies of data in multiple locations in order to deliver speedy access. Its key features include horizontal scaling, strong consistency, and survivability, hence the name “Cockroach”.

Aiven iconAiven->

Aiven.io is a managed cloud services provider offering cloud database and messaging services, including Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, among others, across several major cloud platforms. Its services encompass automated backups, failover/redundancy, monitoring, and more.

Tembo iconTembo->

Tembo is a Postgres developer platform for building every application and data service. It collapses the database sprawl of the modern data stack with a unified developer platform.

Convex iconConvex->

Convex.dev is a serverless infrastructure company offering a reactive backend-as-a-service platform with global state management capabilities for simplified and scalable web development.

Supabase iconSupabase->

Supabase is an open-source alternative to Firebase, providing a backend-as-a-service with real-time database, authentication, and storage. It utilizes PostgreSQL and offers RESTful and real-time APIs for rapid application development.

Koyeb iconKoyeb->

Koyeb is a developer-friendly serverless platform to deploy apps globally. No-ops, servers, and infrastructure management.

TiDB Cloud iconTiDB Cloud->

TiDB Cloud is a fully-managed cloud service for the TiDB Platform, providing a scalable, resilient, and distributed SQL database managed by PingCAP, which allows users to focus on their applications and data.

Turso iconTurso->

Turso is a serverless, edge computing platform that enhances application performance globally while prioritizing data security and developer experience

ElephantSQL iconElephantSQL->

ElephantSQL is a fully-managed PostgreSQL database hosting service. It handles administrative tasks, provides automated backups, performance metrics, and enables easy scaling, all with high security and various plans including a free tier.

Will shut down on January 27, 2025.

Upstash iconUpstash->

Upstash is a serverless database platform that offers a fully managed and scalable Redis service, optimized for serverless and edge computing. It provides high performance with low latency, durable storage, and support for many Redis features.

Firebase iconFirebase->

Firebase is a platform developed by Google for creating mobile and web applications, providing tools and services to build, improve, and grow your app. It offers a multitude of services including a real-time NoSQL database (Firestore), user authentication, cloud storage, hosting, machine learning, and serverless functions (Cloud Functions).

FaunaDB iconFaunaDB->

FaunaDB is a globally distributed, serverless, cloud-based NoSQL database service that is optimized for modern application development. It offers ACID transactions, GraphQL support, relational data model, and built-in security at the row and field level, making it a versatile solution for web, mobile, and serverless applications.

Fly.io iconFly.io->

Fly.io is a developer-friendly hosting service that deploys applications globally for faster performance and lower latency. It supports automatic SSL, custom domains, and scalable infrastructure.

Yugabyte iconYugabyte->

YugabyteDB is an open-source, high-performance, distributed SQL database built on a scalable and fault-tolerant design inspired by Google Spanner. It supports API compatibility with PostgreSQL and linear scalability, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, from mainframe migration and microservices to real-time analytics.

Neon iconNeon->

Neon is a serverless open-source alternative to AWS Aurora Postgres. It separates storage and compute and substitutes the PostgreSQL storage layer by redistributing data across a cluster of nodes.

DISCONTINUED

Bit.io iconBit.io🪦

Bit.io was a modern, cloud-based platform that simplifies data collaboration by enabling users to store, share, and analyze databases with ease, making data handling more efficient and accessible for teams.

It was discontinued in June 2023.

FREE TIER EXPIRED

Cosmos DB iconCosmos DB🪦

Azure Cosmos DB is a globally-distributed, multi-model database service offered by Microsoft Azure, providing turnkey horizontal scale-out, comprehensive SLAs, and support for multiple data models such as document, graph, key-value, table, and column-family with API support for SQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Gremlin, and more.

My “free” instance stopped working after a couple of weeks.

HOBBY TIER REMOVED

PlanetScale iconPlanetScale🪦

PlanetScale is a serverless database platform using Vitess for scalable MySQL management. It provides horizontal scaling, high availability, and global data distribution.

On April 8th, 2024, PlanetScale removed the (free) Hobby tier.

DATABASE DELETED (“ACTION REQUIRED”)

Railway iconRailway🪦

Railway is an infrastructure platform where you can provision infrastructure, develop with that infrastructure locally, and then deploy to the cloud.

I think it' still free, but my database was deleted on January 2024 after I didn't do a required action.

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