MySQL Database

How to launch and configure MySQL databases alongside Noop Tasks and Services

The MySQL resource is a relational database solution for the Noop platform. It provides a no-configuration way to connect application services to the “fully integrated transaction-safe, ACID compliant database”, MySQL.

Key Features

  • All data is encrypted at rest and in-transit using industry standard AES-256 encryption and SSL/TLS respectively.

  • Browse, query, and debug your data with the Resource Explorer for MySQL in the Noop Console.

  • Manage access automatically for all Components referencing the Resource from the Application Blueprint (blueprint.yaml) file.


To add MySQL to your application insert an entry in your Application Blueprint (blueprint.yaml) under resources. Specify the type as mysql and include an alphanumeric name. The name is used to reference the resource from other Noop services or tasks.

Here’s a complete Application Blueprint (blueprint.yaml) example:

  - name: ApiService
    type: service
    root: api-service/
    image: node:18-alpine
        - copy: package*.json
          destination: ./
        - run: npm ci
        - copy: index.js
        - copy: lib/
      command: npm start
      - MyDatabase
        $resource: MyDatabase.url
  - pattern: /**
    component: ApiService

  - name: MyDatabase
    type: mysql

When a resource is connected to a Noop service the following dynamic variables are available to use within the Application Blueprint:

  • host

  • port

  • username

  • password

  • database

  • url

To reference a resource property use the special `$resource` key. See the following example:

  $resource: MyDatabase.url

As with all Noop resources, the resource explorer allows you to query and browse all data stored in MySQL. The resource explorer is available on the resource page within the Noop console. Note: the MySQL database is not accessible via the public internet.


  • Database backups are not enabled by default. Use a Noop Task to schedule a database backup routine.

  • Supported database version is 5.7