Amazon RDS PostgreSQL Update – Service Level Agreement and General Availability
Customers of all sizes are bringing their mission-critical PostgreSQL workloads to RDS at a rapid clip. Here is a small sample of the applications that have been launched on top of RDS PostgreSQL in the past 7 months:
- 6Wunderkinder – Wunderlist – Cross-platform mobile applications.
- Illumina – BaseSpace – an enterprise-scale web application.
- Netflix – Security Monkey – open source security solution.
- TigerLogic – Postano Platform – Engaging social media visualization platform.
SLA and General Availability
We have experienced strong customer adoption and have accumulated plenty of operational experience since the beta launch and are happy to announce that effective July 1, 2014 RDS PostgreSQL will be included in the Amazon RDS SLA and that it will be generally available.
The SLA provides for 99.95% availability for Multi-AZ database instances on a monthly basis. If availability falls below 99.95% for a Multi-AZ database instance (which is a maximum of 22 minutes of unavailability for each database instance per month), you will be eligible to receive service credits. The Amazon RDS SLA is designed to give you additional confidence to run the most demanding and mission critical workloads dependably in the AWS cloud.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways that our customers are making use of RDS for PostgreSQL!
6Wunderkinder – Macstore App of the Year on RDS PostgreSQL
6Wunderkinder is the creator of Wunderlist, a cross-platform task management application and the winner of the Macstore app of the year for 2013. We spoke to Chad Fowler (CTO) to learn more about their use of RDS. This is what he had to say:
Netflix – Open Source Security on RDS PostgreSQL
Online content provider Netflix is able to support seamless global service by partnering with AWS for services and delivery of content. Cloud Security Architect Jason Chan provided some perspective on their use of RDS for PostgreSQL:
Illumina – Building Global Scale Applications on RDS PostgreSQL
Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. Greg Roberts, Development Lead for the BaseSpaces product, talked about RDS PostgreSQL:
TigerLogic – Social Media Analytics at Postano on RDS PostgreSQL
TigerLogic Corporation has been helping companies make better use of their data for more than three decades. Their Postano Platform helps leading brands to create engaging social visualizations. Danny Hyun, Director of Engineering for TigerLogic had a lot to say about RDS for PostgreSQL:
Get Started Today
You can get started with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL today. You can launch an intance with a couple of clicks in the AWS Management Console. To learn more, visit the RDS for PostgreSQL page or the RDS Documentation.