due to our limited resources we decided to use MySQL as a database for a project, because it is open source. But we also read a lot of good things about it, for example that it works very fast, is stable and easy to use. We also need a relational SQL database - the DBMS MySQL offers us that.
To monitor and manage the database, we would test a DBaaS provider, such as the open source service Aiven for MySQL. The advantages have already shown us so far, as the features include PITR and database forking, among others. We can also embed this in a cloud of our choice.
But now we wanted to find out if any of you have already worked with such providers? Is everything going well, can you rely on it? How secure is it actually, is the data sufficiently encrypted? Are log and metric integrations possible?

We would be happy if someone could share some experiences!