Amazon RDS vs MySQL: What are the differences?
What is Amazon RDS? Set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. 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.
What is MySQL? The world's most popular open source database. The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
Amazon RDS belongs to "SQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack, while MySQL can be primarily classified under "Databases".
"Reliable failovers", "Automated backups" and "Backed by amazon" are the key factors why developers consider Amazon RDS; whereas "Sql", "Free" and "Easy" are the primary reasons why MySQL is favored.
MySQL is an open source tool with 3.98K GitHub stars and 1.56K GitHub forks. Here's a link to MySQL's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, MySQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2995 company stacks & 3054 developers stacks; compared to Amazon RDS, which is listed in 1436 company stacks and 526 developer stacks.
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