Getting started with Amazon RDS

Want to spend more time on your applications and less time on database administration tasks? Amazon RDS for MySQL is a managed database service that makes it easy to set up and run MySQL deployments in the cloud.
 
It's easy to get started. Sign up for the AWS Free Tier and create your own MySQL database in minutes. For more information, review the Getting Started Guide.
Setup and log into your AWS account

Get access to the AWS Free Tier when you create an account. The AWS Free Tier provides free use of Amazon RDS for MySQL for up to 750 instance hours per month. You also receive 20 GB of database storage and 20 GB of backup storage for free per month.

Create and Connect to a MySQL Database

In this 10 minute tutorial, you will learn how to create MySQL database in Amazon RDS and connect to the database with MySQL Workbench.

Import Data into your MySQL Database

Learn how to import data from an existing MySQL database to an Amazon RDS for MySQL DB instance with mysqldump.

Amazon RDS Documentation

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity for an industry-standard relational database 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.

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Amazon RDS in the AWS CLI Reference
Describes all the CLI commands for Amazon RDS in detail. Provides all syntax. Also provides examples for the most common commands.

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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.

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API Reference
Describes all the API operations for Amazon RDS in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.

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Performance Insights API Reference
Describes all the API operations for Amazon RDS Performance Insights in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web service protocols.

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Videos

AWS re:Invent 2017: Running MySQL Databases on AWS (58:27)
Deep Dive on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) (52:50)
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