Amazon Relational Database Service

Easy to manage relational databases optimized for total cost of ownership

Why Amazon RDS?

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is an easy-to-manage relational database service optimized for total cost of ownership. It is simple to set up, operate, and scale with demand. Amazon RDS automates the undifferentiated database management tasks, such as provisioning, configuring, backups, and patching. Amazon RDS enables customers to create a new database in minutes, and offers flexibility to customize databases to meet their needs across 8 engines and 2 deployment options. Customers can optimize performance with features, like Multi-AZ with two readable standbys, Optimized Writes and Reads, and AWS Graviton3-based instances, and choose from multiple pricing options to effectively manage costs.

How it works

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a collection of managed services that makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale databases in the cloud. Choose from eight popular engines: Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition, RDS for PostgreSQL, RDS for MySQL, RDS for MariaDB, RDS for SQL Server, RDS for Oracle, and RDS for Db2. Deploy on premises with Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts or with elevated access to the underlying operating system and database environment using Amazon RDS Custom.

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  • Diagram showing how connect and Amazon Relational Database Services help focus on innovation, migrate without rearchitecting apps, less time managing databases, improve efficiency, and decrease capital and operational expenses.
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  • Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts

Use cases

Support growing apps with high availability, throughput, and storage scalability. Take advantage of flexible pay-per-use pricing to suit various application usage patterns.
Innovate and build new apps with Amazon RDS instead of worrying about self-managing your databases, which can be time consuming, complex, and expensive.
Free yourself from expensive, punitive, commercial databases by migrating to Amazon Aurora. When you migrate to Aurora, you get the scalability, performance, and availability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost.

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