Amazon RDS for Oracle
Amazon RDS for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on innovation and application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks, including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling. You can run Amazon RDS for Oracle under two different licensing models – “License Included” and “Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)”. In the "License Included" service model, you do not need separately purchased Oracle licenses; the Oracle Database software has been licensed by AWS.
You can take advantage of hourly pricing with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. In addition, you also have the option to purchase Reserved DB Instances under one or three year reservation terms. With Reserved DB Instances, you can make a low, one-time, upfront payment for each DB Instance and then pay a significantly discounted hourly usage rate, achieving up to 48% net cost savings.
Amazon RDS for Oracle is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). You no longer need to worry about database management tasks, such as hardware provisioning, software patching, setup, configuration, or backups.
Availability and reliability
Amazon RDS for Oracle 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 failover from your primary database to a synchronously replicated secondary database in case of a failure.
Ease of migration
Amazon RDS for Oracle gives you the full benefits of a managed service solution. You can use the lift-and-shift approach to migrate your legacy Oracle database to Amazon RDS for Oracle and, as a result, reduce the need to refactor and change existing application components.
Fast, predictable performance
Amazon RDS instances supports up to 64 TB of storage built on high performance Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) SSD volumes. General Purpose storage delivers a consistent baseline of 3 IOPS per GB with the ability to burst up to 12,000 IOPS. With Provisioned IOPS, you can provision up to 256,000 IOPS per database instance.
You can run Amazon RDS for Oracle under two different licensing models - "License Included" and "Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)." In the "License Included" service model, you do not need separately purchased Oracle licenses.
Multiple availability zones
Using the Multi-AZ deployment option you can run mission critical workloads with high availability and built-in automated failover from your primary database to a synchronously replicated secondary database in case of a failure. As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use.