Databases Release Notes

December 2023

4 December

  • You can now add additional storage independently from your chosen database configuration plan when creating or resizing Kafka clusters on DigitalOcean. This provides a more economic option for increasing storage, rather than upgrading your cluster’s entire plan.

    For more details, see our guides on how to resize Kafka clusters.

November 2023

7 November

October 2023

18 October

  • The Kafka plan featuring 24 VCPUs, 96 GB RAM, and 600 GB of storage is now deprecated.

11 October

  • The following three Kafka plans are now deprecated:

    • 48 VCPUs, 192 GB RAM, 1,200 GB
    • 96 VCPUs, 384 GB RAM, 2,400 GB
    • 120 VCPUs, 480 GB RAM, 3,000 GB

6 October

  • PostgreSQL 11 is now deprecated. Starting on 6 November 2023, all existing PostgreSQL 11 database clusters will automatically upgrade to PostgreSQL 15 during the cluster’s upgrade window.

September 2023

29 September

  • The following MySQL and PostgreSQL plans are now deprecated:

    • MySQL and PostgreSQL plans with 8 vCPUs, 32 GB RAM, and 600 GB SSD ($480 per month)
    • MySQL and PostgreSQL plans with 16 vCPUs, 64 GB RAM, and 1220 GB SSD ($960 per month)

    All of your existing database clusters with these plans are still functional and accessible to you. However, you cannot resize them. To regain access to these features, fork your database to a new cluster with a supported plan. For more detailed steps, see our guides on how to fork MySQL databases and fork PostgreSQL databases.

  • When creating or resizing MySQL or PostgreSQL clusters on DigitalOcean, you can now add additional storage independently from your chosen database configuration plan. This provides a more economic option for increasing storage, rather than upgrading your cluster’s entire plan.

    For more details, see our guides on how to resize MySQL clusters and resize PostgreSQL clusters.

25 September

July 2023

26 July

  • We have reenabled the creation of new resources in SFO2 for all customers.

17 July

May 2023

22 May

March 2023

13 March

October 2022

13 October

  • When creating a new Kubernetes cluster, you can add a free database operator (now in beta), which allows you to automatically link new databases to your cluster. For more details, see our guide.

September 2022

7 September

  • Redis 7.0 is now available when creating new databases. You can no longer create Redis 6.0 clusters. On 5 November 2022, we will officially no longer support 6.0 and will automatically upgrade all existing clusters to 7.0, with no expected downtime or interruptions.

June 2022

27 June

  • In order to improve security, DigitalOcean no longer accepts TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 connections. This includes connections to,, and

2 June

April 2022

13 April

March 2022

4 March

  • You can now configure your MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis Managed Databases by making a PATCH request to /v2/databases/{database_cluster_uuid}/config. For example:

      "config": {
        "sql_require_primary_key": true

    For more details, see the full reference documentation for the managed databases API.

February 2022

15 February

1 February

  • The database online migration feature for the MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis database engines no longer supports migrating databases from clusters inside of DigitalOcean to other clusters inside of DigitalOcean.

January 2022

25 January

  • Online migration is now available for the MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Redis database engines. Online migration allows you to migrate databases from external servers or cloud providers to databases in your DigitalOcean account.

6 January

August 2021

9 August

  • MongoDB is now available as a managed database engine in the AMS3, BLR1, FRA1, LON1, NYC1, NYC3, SFO3, SGP1, and TOR1 regions.

  • Released v1.63.0 of doctl, the official DigitalOcean CLI. This release includes a number of new features:

    • The database firewall sub-commands now support apps as trusted sources
    • New monitoring alert sub-commands for creating and managing alert policies
    • The --droplet-agent flag was added to the compute droplet create sub-command to optionally disable installing the agent for the Droplet web console

June 2021

28 June

May 2021

27 May

March 2021

30 March

  • You can now deploy managed databases on Droplets with dedicated CPUs for the PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Redis engines.

3 March

  • Online migration for PostgreSQL and Redis databases has been released in Beta. Select users can now migrate Redis and PostgreSQL databases that reside inside and outside of DigitalOcean to existing database clusters in their DigitalOcean account. Redis migrations from AWS ElasticCache are not currently supported.

January 2021

31 January

  • Due to capacity limits in the region, we have disabled the creation of new resources in SFO2 for new customers. Existing customers with resources in SFO2 are unaffected and can still create and destroy resources in SFO2.

November 2020

18 November

  • Redis 6 Managed Databases are now available. Redis 6 includes enhanced security features and client-side caching. You can no longer create Redis 5 clusters, but Redis 6 clusters are fully backwards compatible.

July 2020

7 July

June 2020

16 June

5 June

May 2020

12 May

April 2020

28 April

  • The DigitalOcean Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now available for all customers. VPC replaces the private networking service. Existing private networks will continue to function as normal but with the enhanced security and features of the VPC service. See the description of VPC features for more information.

7 April

March 2020

4 March

January 2020

27 January

  • v1.13.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider is now available. This release adds support for tagging Managed Databases clusters.

December 2019

19 December

  • Released v1.12.0 of the DigitalOcean Terraform Provider. This release contains improvements to Managed Database support including a new resource for configuring trusted sources and the ability to set the global SQL mode or Redis eviction policy on a cluster. There is also a new data source for finding supported Kubernetes versions. Learn more on the Terraform Changelog.

17 December

  • Bandwidth billing for Managed Databases, originally slated to begin in January 2020, has been postponed to 2021. Egress bandwidth for Managed Databases clusters will continue to be waived until then.

November 2019

21 November

May 2019

29 May

9 May

February 2019

14 February