Getting started with Amazon RDS
The best way to understand Amazon RDS is to review the Getting Started Guide, part of our Technical Documentation. Once you are ready to create your own DB Instance and start building applications, you can use the AWS Management Console or Amazon RDS APIs to launch a DB Instance in minutes.
The AWS Free Tier for Amazon RDS provides free use of Single-AZ Micro DB instances running MariaDB. The free usage tier is capped at 750 instance hours per month. Customers also receive 20 GB of database storage, 10 million I/Os, and 20 GB of backup storage for free per month.
If you wish to run more than 40 DB Instances, please complete this form and we will promptly respond to your request.
Amazon RDS Documentation
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity for industry-standard relational databases and manages common database administration tasks.
Amazon RDS User Guide
Describes all Amazon RDS concepts and provides instructions on using the various features with both the console and the command line interface.
Amazon Aurora User Guide
Describes all Amazon Aurora concepts and provides instructions on using the various features with both the console and the command line interface.
Online Courses and Tutorials
Learn how to create an environment to run your MariaDB database (we call this environment an instance), connect to the database, and delete the DB instance.
Getting Started with Amazon RDS for MariaDB
Learn the benefits, typical use cases, and technical concepts of Amazon RDS for MariaDB. You will be able to try the service through demonstrations using the Amazon RDS console.