|Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Relational Database Service - a Relational Database in the Cloud|
AWS also announces Amazon EC2 pricing decreases and a new family of High-Memory compute instances
“For almost two years, many AWS customers have taken advantage of the
simplicity, reliability, and seamless scalability that Amazon SimpleDB
provides; however, many customers have told us that their applications
require a relational database. That’s why we built Amazon RDS, which
combines a familiar relational database with automated management and
the instant scalability of the AWS cloud,” said
Amazon RDS provides a fully featured
“I found Amazon RDS to be a very efficient way to deploy
"We started using Amazon RDS to store metadata for each and every
publisher, advertiser and creative we serve through the system,” said
“Our customers have been clamoring for a
Separately, AWS is also lowering prices on all Amazon EC2 On-Demand
compute instances, effective on
Along with today’s announcements, AWS is also introducing a new family of High-Memory Instances for Amazon EC2. This new instance family further expands the available selection of computing configurations for Amazon EC2, helping customers to choose the CPU capacity, memory resources, and networking throughput that their applications require. High-Memory Instances are designed to be used with memory-intensive workloads such as databases, caching, and rendering, and are optimized for low-latency, high-throughput performance.
With the addition of
For customers whose applications require relational storage, but want to reduce the time spent on database management, Amazon RDS automates common administrative tasks to reduce complexity and total cost of ownership. Amazon RDS automatically backs up a customer’s database and maintains the database software, allowing customers to spend more time on application development. With the native database access Amazon RDS provides, customers get the programmatic familiarity, tooling and application compatibility of a traditional RDBMS. Customers also benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with a Relational Database Instance via a single API call.
With Amazon RDS, customers still control the database settings that are specific to their business (including the schema, indices, and performance tuning). Customers also take an active role in the scaling decisions for their database – they tell the service when they want to add more storage or change to a larger or smaller DB Instance class.
Amazon RDS is recommended for customers who:
For database implementations that do not require a relational model, and that principally demand index and query capabilities, Amazon SimpleDB eliminates the administrative overhead of running a highly-available production database, and is unbound by the strict requirements of a RDBMS. With Amazon SimpleDB, customers store and query data items via simple web services requests, and Amazon SimpleDB does the rest. In addition to handling infrastructure provisioning, software installation and maintenance, Amazon SimpleDB automatically indexes customers’ data, creates geo-redundant replicas of the data to ensure high availability, and performs database tuning on customers’ behalf. Amazon SimpleDB also provides no-touch scaling. There is no need to anticipate and respond to changes in request load or database utilization; the service simply responds to traffic as it comes and goes, charging only for the resources consumed. Finally, Amazon SimpleDB doesn’t enforce a rigid schema for data. This gives customers flexibility – if their business changes, they can easily reflect these changes in Amazon SimpleDB without any schema updates or changes to the database code.
Amazon SimpleDB is recommended for customers who:
Amazon EC2 - Relational Database AMIs
Developers may use a number of leading relational databases on Amazon
EC2. An Amazon EC2 instance can be used to run a database, and the data
can be stored reliably on an
Amazon EC2 Relational Database AMIs are recommended for customers who:
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Examples of the services offered by Amazon Web Services are Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS), Amazon Mechanical Turk and Amazon CloudFront.
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