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 offer 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.

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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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