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Get started with Amazon RDS for MySQL

MySQL is the world's most popular open source relational database and Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale MySQL deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy scalable MySQL servers in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity.

Amazon RDS for MySQL frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including backups, software patching, monitoring, scaling and replication.

Amazon RDS supports MySQL Community Edition versions 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7, which means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today can be used with Amazon RDS.

Easy, Managed Deployments

It takes only a few clicks in the AWS Management Console to launch and connect to a production-ready MySQL database in minutes. Amazon RDS for MySQL database instances are pre-configured with parameters and settings for the server type you have selected. Database parameter groups provide granular control and fine-tuning of your MySQL database. Learn more »

Fast, Predictable Storage

Amazon RDS provides two SSD-backed storage options for your MySQL database. General Purpose storage provides cost-effective storage for small or medium-sized workloads. For high-performance OLTP applications, Provisioned IOPS delivers consistent performance of up to 30,000 IOs per second. As your storage requirements grow you can provision additional storage on-the-fly with zero downtime. Learn more »

Backup and Recovery

The automated backup feature of Amazon RDS enables recovery of your MySQL database instance to any point in time within your specified retention period of up to thirty five days. In addition, you can perform user-initiated backups of your DB Instance. These full database backups will be stored by Amazon RDS until you explicitly delete them. Learn more »

High Availability and Read Replicas

Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments provide enhanced availability and durability for your MySQL databases, making them a natural fit for production database workloads. Amazon RDS Read Replicas make it easy to elastically scale out beyond the capacity constraints of a single databse instance for read-heavy database workloads. Learn more »

Monitoring and Metrics

Amazon RDS provides Amazon CloudWatch metrics for your database instances at no additional charge and Amazon RDS Enhanced Monitoring provides access to over 50 CPU, memory, file system, and disk I/O metrics. View key operational metrics in AWS Management Console, including compute/memory/storage capacity utilization, I/O activity, and instance connections. Learn more »

Isolation and Security

As a managed service, Amazon RDS provides a high level of security for your MySQL databases. These include network isolation using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), encryption at rest using keys you create and control through AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and encryption of data in transit using SSL. Learn more >>

It's easy to get started. Follow our Getting Started Guide to create your first Amazon RDS for MySQL database instance with just a few clicks.

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