MariaDB is a popular open source relational database created by the original developers of MySQL. Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale MariaDB server deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy scalable MariaDB cloud databases in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity. Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on your application by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including backups, software patching, monitoring, scaling, and replication.

Amazon RDS now supports MariaDB 10.2

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AWS Free Tier includes 750hrs of Micro DB Instance each month for one year, 20GB of Storage, and 20GB for Backups with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).

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Amazon RDS for MariaDB makes it easy for you to manage the database by automating complex tasks involved in setting up and maintaining the database.

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You can provision up to 16TB of storage and 40,000 IOPS per database and select instances with up to 32 vCPUs and 244 GiB of memory.

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Amazon RDS for MariaDB makes it easy to use replication to enhance availability and reliability for production workloads. Using the Multi-AZ deployment option you can run mission critical workloads with high availability and built-in automated fail-over.

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With Amazon RDS for MariaDB you pay only for the resources you provision. There are no upfront investments in hardware or expensive technical resources. You can choose On-Demand pricing with no up-front costs or long-term commitments, or obtain significantly discounted rates with Reserved Instance pricing.

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You can scale your Amazon RDS for MariaDB instances up to 32 vCPUs and 244GiB Memory. You can also add up to 6 read replicas to further scale read capacity. You can also scale up the database storage with zero downtime and scale up the throughput if you are using RDS provisioned IOPS.

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Amazon RDS makes implementing database security easier for MariaDB database, isolating your data within an Amazon VPC and can automatically encrypt your data in-transit. Your data at rest can also be encrypted using encryption keys you mange. Encryption and decryption are handled transparently so that you don’t have to modify your application to access your data.

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You can get start deploying MariaDB as a service in the cloud today by signing up for the Amazon RDS Free Tier.


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