Posted On: May 23, 2011

We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Amazon RDS for Oracle Database. Amazon RDS already makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale MySQL databases in the cloud. You can now also run multiple editions of Oracle Database (11g Release 2) on Amazon RDS, simplifying database provisioning and setup, and offloading common administration tasks such as backups for point-in-time restore, software patching, and hardware scaling. You can take advantage of Amazon RDS to run Oracle Database 11g under two different licensing models – “License Included” and “Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)". In the "License Included" service model, you do not need separately purchased Oracle licenses; the Oracle Database software has been licensed by AWS. "License Included" pricing starts at $0.16 per hour, inclusive of software, underlying hardware resources, and Amazon RDS management capabilities. If you already own Oracle Database licenses, you can use the "BYOL" model to run Oracle deployments on Amazon RDS, with rates starting at $0.11 per hour.

You can visit the Amazon RDS for Oracle Database page to learn more, learn more about the benefits of Amazon RDS for Oracle, and launch a pre-configured Oracle deployment in minutes.