Play SQL

Giving back in 2017

In 2017, Play SQL donated: 1% Revenue to open-source (PostgreSQL, LetsEncrypt) 1% Profits to charity ( 1% Products to non-profit organizations (20 licenses) 1% Time to discuss entrepreneurship in local schools (but that was for my pleasure). 1% Revenue to open-source: Our choice is entirely arbitrary and subjective. Postgres is a database engine. Its progress has been […]

Systems have been upgraded (OpenSSL)

Following the OpenSSL security advisory 2015-12-03, all Play SQL systems have been upgraded and are secure against the vulnerabilities mentioned above. Each system has gone under a 3-minute interruption during the upgrade, between 8.30am and 9.10am UTC. We apologize for the inconvenience, it was necessary to upgrade as early as possible.

End of the Summer Experiment

In July we’ve announced temporarily reduced prices for user tiers of 25 and 50 users. We’ve decided to end this operation. Starting tomorrow, they will come back to normal. We’re ending it because we’ve noticed evaluations are not driven by price, and we don’t want to erode expectations for the pricing of other add-ons. It seems when a […]

Why reducing the price of our lower tiers?

In July we’ve made a coup. We’ve reduced the price of our 10-user, 25-user and 50-user licenses to $10. The pricing debate There is much debate on the pricing of downloadable software. Low prices introduce the risk of signaling lower quality, although we offer the same polished product for entreprise and starter tiers. The way […]


We’re upgrading the permission management in Play SQL 2.11. The default permissions Play SQL inherits the space permissions of Confluence by default. This is very convenient when a spreadsheet belongs to a space: Only users of that space can view it. This is designed to enforce disclosure control: Even if a member of your team shares […]

How to read data from foreign databases

With Play SQL, you can display data from external systems. It’s an exciting feature of PostgreSQL named Foreign Tables. It applies when organizations have a central database where they want to import data from all their systems: CRM, accounting, production instances… This article may be useful both for users of Play SQL Base and Play SQL Spreadsheets. […]

Dialects for several database vendors

In a nutshell, we accept open-source contributions to the database dialects so several vendors can be supported. The project is open-source on BitBucket. Contributors can extend the support which is currently only for PostgreSQL, and we may see support for MySQL, Oracle and SQL Server. Contributors can even upload their dialect directly on the Atlassian Marketplace […]

Enterprise Spreadsheets for Confluence? Now with Data Center support

Our goal has always been to be supportive for massive databases, massive spreadsheets, massive datamodels. After all, that’s the power of using a SQL database behind the scenes. We’re introducing two new features for our Confluence customers. Data Center support and revised pricing for bigger instances If you browse the Marketplace listing for Play SQL […]

One Year of Upgrades

tl;dr Play SQL Spreadsheets is an extension for the intranet tool named Atlassian Confluence. It lets users create a database schema in a friendly way and displays it like spreadsheets. Columns can be edited with rich formats, icons or formulas. Because it is seamlessly integrated in Atlassian Confluence, it makes the database accessible to non-power users. Hi Joseph, Hi, David, […]

An update on the current work

Dear customers, There is a lot of work happening behind the scenes which isn’t visible from the outside. Play SQL is not currently idle and since the current piece of work takes a bit of time, here’s an update. In Play SQL Spreadsheets, you can visualize data both through their original container, the Spreadsheet, and through […]