As a developer, I’m always trying to learn new technologies through experimentation and building. I’ve recently been interested in serverless databases, which promise faster deployment, higher scalability, and improved developer experience. After testing multiple offerings, I decided to move my personal website from using Firebase and Redis to PlanetScale, a new serverless database platform built on MySQL and Vitess, an open-source platform built to power YouTube. Here’s why I chose PlanetScale: My site previously used Google Firebase and Redis for real-time blog post views and my guestbook.
Both Firebase and Redis (through Upstash) are easy to get started, scale without thinking, and work great in serverless environments.