Recently the MySQL Database Service (MDS) was launched in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). As Cloud is about automation you don't have to use the Web Console to configure your instances, but can do it via API, for instance with the oci command line tool or your favorite programming language. However often it is nice to define the world in a declarative way ("I want a network, like this, and a MySQL database like that") and let the tool figure out how to align the reality in the cloud with your wish. A tool doing this is Terraform.
With Terraform you can declare the state in description files, the tool creates a dependency graph and then applies what has to be applied and of course it supports OCI and as part of the default OCI Provider, there is even directly …[Read more]