Park databases

Park a database to reduce costs and manage resources efficiently. Parking a database suspends the database but does not destroy it. Parked databases are available to unpark when the database needs to be active again. The cost of parking a database is only the storage cost from the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider.

This information applies only to existing Classic customers.

Effective May 6th, 2022, this feature was deprecated for all new customers. Please contact DataStax support if you have any questions.

Parking 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.

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 DB, and log in.

  2. From the Dashboard page, select Park for the database you want to park.

  3. To park the database, select Park Database.


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

You cannot make changes to your database while the status is Parking.

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 your selected cloud provider.

You will receive an email when your database is successfully parked, along with a link to the database.