Parking databases

Park a database to reduce costs and manage resources efficiently.

Parking a database provides an effective means for managing costs and ensuring that databases are running only when needed. When parking a database, the DataStax Cloud console calculates the estimated cost of parking the database versus the cost of keeping the database running.

You can resume your parked databases at any time. If database operations are issued for a parked database, those operations will not be implemented until the database is unparked.

Tip: When viewing details for a database, click the ellipsis next to the database name to access the Park option.


  1. Open a browser, navigate to DataStax Astra, and log in.
  2. From the Databases page, under Actions, click the ellipsis for the database you want to park and select Park.
    The Park Database window displays and indicates the estimated time required to park the database, and the estimated cost of parking the database. The database status then changes to Parked.
  3. To park the database, click Park Database.

    The status of the database changes to Parking until the database is parked.


The database is parked and remains in that state until you unpark it. The only cost incurred while the database is parked is storage cost from the selected Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider.