Cockroach Labs Introduces CockroachDB Serverless Beta

Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, has announced the beta release of CockroachDB Serverless. CockroachDB Serverless delivers fully elastic cloud data infrastructure fronted by a familiar SQL API that enables developers to build without planning for availability, performance, or capacity. In addition, CockroachDB Serverless is free for small production applications and affordably scales with charges only accruing for the exact resources required.

"What you build and where it takes you shouldn't be limited by the capabilities of your database. Since day one at Cockroach Labs, our mission has been to make it easy to build world-changing applications by providing a fundamentally better data infrastructure," said Spencer Kimball, CEO, and co-founder of Cockroach Labs. "CockroachDB Serverless delivers on the core tenets that CockroachDB was built on 6 years ago: consistency, resiliency, locality, and scalability, and packages it into a product that is instantly available, easy to live with, and affordable, enabling all developers to build what they dream and never worry about the database again."

According to the company, CockroachDB Serverless improves how developers work with relational data infrastructure, enabling them to:

  • Start instantly: Sign up, start your instance, connect using a secure connection string, and start building what you dream.
  • Eliminate database operations: The cloud handles many operations, but you still need to choose machine size and capacity, design your deployment for high availability, and make hands-on changes to address demand. CockroachDB Serverless handles all of this for you by delivering a fully elastic data infrastructure with built-in autoscaling.
  • Autoscale (up & down) to handle any workload:Forget about labor-intensive sharding and planning for scale–gain a platform that automatically and elastically scales compute/storage based on exact needs.
  • Reduce costs: Only pay for the storage and compute resources the application uses–never pay for idle machines again. CockroachDB Serverless offers a significant forever-free tier. This free tier is accessible without a credit card and without commitment.
  • Eliminate downtime: All data is automatically replicated 3x and distributed to help survive outages, with no lift from the developer.
  • Focus on development: CockroachDB Serverless makes it possible to develop code locally, simplify unit testing, and decrease vendor lock-in.

CockroachDB Serverless, a production-ready platform already in use by hundreds of development teams, is available now with the public beta. For more information, go to