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 Oracle ("Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)" licensing model. 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.

By default, customers are allowed to have up to a total of 40 Amazon RDS DB instances. Of those 40, up to 10 can be Oracle DB Instances under the "License Included" model. If you wish to run more instances, please complete this form and we will promptly respond to your request.