Posted On: Aug 4, 2023

Starting today, you have the option to automatically set up connectivity between an Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS) or an Amazon Aurora database and an AWS Lambda function using an Amazon RDS Proxy. From the Amazon RDS console, you can choose an action to set up a connection between your Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora database and a Lambda function using an existing Amazon RDS Proxy or using an auto-created, new Amazon RDS Proxy in your account. Amazon RDS automatically sets up your related network settings to enable a secure and scalable connection between the Lambda function and the Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora database.

This automation minimizes the need for additional manual networking tasks such as setting up an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), security groups, subnets, and ingress/egress rules to establish a connection between your serverless application and a database. It improves productivity for new users and application developers, who can now quickly launch a database instance and seamlessly connect a serverless Lambda application to it within minutes.

This feature is available in all AWS commercial regions where Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora databases are available.

Learn more about setting up connectivity to a compute resource from your RDS or Aurora database console in the Amazon RDS User Guide and the Amazon Aurora User Guide.