Posted On: Oct 16, 2018

Today, Amazon Lightsail announces the addition of managed databases to its easy-to-use cloud platform, allowing you to create a fully configured database in minutes for a low, predictable price. Lightsail databases bundle together a database instance, SSD-backed storage, a data transfer allocation, and management tools, starting at $15/month.

With Lightsail databases, you can scale your databases independently of your virtual servers, improve the availability of your applications, or easily run standalone databases in the cloud. You can now more easily deploy multi-tiered applications entirely within the Lightsail experience by combining Lightsail load balancers, virtual servers, and managed databases.

As a fully managed service, Lightsail automatically performs common maintenance tasks, like patching the underlying database infrastructure and operating system, and upgrading databases between minor versions. Lightsail also helps you keep your data secure by providing data encryption and protecting connection information with integrated password management.

With Lightsail, you benefit from free automated backups and point-in-time restores, and you can access metrics and database logs anytime through the Lightsail console. You can also further improve the redundancy and availability of your applications by using High Availability plans and on-demand database snapshots.

Lightsail databases support MySQL (PostgreSQL coming soon) in all regions where Lightsail is available. You can create Lightsail databases using the Lightsail console and the Lightsail CLI/SDK.

For more information on Amazon Lightsail and managed databases, visit the AWS Blog