Posted On: Jul 24, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server now retains the same Service Master Key (SMK) throughout the lifespan of the RDS SQL Server DB instance. By retaining the same SMK, your DB instance will be able to seamlessly use objects that are encrypted with the SMK.

With this enhancement, table/column-level encryption and SQL Server to SQL Server linked servers are fully supported.

Amazon RDS for SQL Server makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for SQL Server Pricing for pricing details and regional availability.