Amazon RDS

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Set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.

What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.
Amazon RDS is a tool in the SQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who is using it?

2454 companies use Amazon RDS in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Netflix, and Amazon.

Airbnb

Netflix

Amazon

LaunchDarkly

Stack

Bitpanda

HENNGE K.K.

Accenture

CircleCI

CRED

deleokorea

Coursera

Why developers like Amazon RDS

Reliable failovers
Automated backups
Backed by amazon
Db snapshots
Multi-availability
Control iops, fast restore to point of time
Security
Elastic
Automatic software patching