Adding or removing a fully configured new node in the cluster typically takes less than 3 minutes.
The following screenshot shows a scale up that took 1 minute 54 seconds:
Scaling up the relational database server typically takes around 10 minutes, with the service being fully operational in the first 5 minutes:
- A full snapshot is first taken in case something goes wrong (a couple of minutes)
- The database host is upgraded (a couple of minutes)
- Some maintenance operations are done for 3-4 minutes, during which the service is already available and fully operational for you.
Scaling a service is instantaneous: you can add more instances of your services at anytime.