Discovering MySQL Database Service – Episode 2 – Create a compartment

August 10, 2021
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MySQL, the world’s most popular open source database, is available as a managed cloud service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) under the name of MySQL Database Service (MDS).

MySQL Database Service is a fully managed cloud service, 100% Developed, Managed and Supported by the MySQL Team.

This is the second episode of “Discovering MySQL Database Service“, a series of tutorials where I will show you, step by step, how to use MySQL Database Service and some other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services.

Please also note that you can run this tutorial and thus try MySQL Database Service & the other Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services for free by starting your 30-day trial.

MySQL Database Service

Episode 2 – Create a compartment

In the previous episode we’ve introduced the different components that will be used during this Discovering MySQL Database Service journey.

In this episode, we’ll see what is a compartment, how to create one and use it in order to create a MySQL DB system.


A compartment is a collection of related resources that can be accessed only by groups that have been given permission by an administrator in your organization.

Actually, compartment is a powerful Oracle Cloud Infrastructure feature for security that would allow you to organize and isolate your cloud resources.

Learn more with this article and the documentation.

Please note that it is not mandatory to create compartments, it means that all your assets would be in the root compartment (the default) but it is obviously a bad practice 🙂

Create a compartment

Create a compartment is very simple.

Assuming that you already setup your tenancy —Setting Up Your Tenancy — you can use the console menu :

  • Go to: Identity & Security and Compartments
  • Fill Name and Description fields
  • Then push Create Compartment button

Here we go!
The compartment is now created.

Well, that’s all for today!
In this episode, following the best practices, we have created our compartment where we will store our resources. Thus we are able to enforce security isolation and access control.

Next episode is:

Create a Virtual Cloud Network


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