PlanetScaleDB is a fully managed, easy-to-use implementation of the Vitess open source MySQL sharding solution. Using the PlanetScaleDB user interface, you can create a MySQL database with Vitess horizontal sharding, replication, and query handling in a few minutes. PlanetScale manages the database in the cloud, and your app connects to it with a connection string, like any MySQL database. You can import data from an existing database to gain the benefits of Vitess, or export data to another platform. You can also customize your database to use specific schemas, sharding configurations, regions or zones, and resources, such as memory and processors, all through the PlanetScale console. PlanetScaleDB automatically handles functions like master failovers and backups. It uses a lock server to track and administer servers, letting your application be blissfully ignorant of database topology.