Benefits of Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) is a cloud computing solution from Amazon Web Services that aims to facilitate the process of setting up, deploying, and scaling a relational database in the cloud.
First introduced in October 2009, Amazon RDS includes support for many of the most popular relational database solutions, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL. As a fully managed service, Amazon RDS handles many of the onerous tasks of database management, such as migration, patching, and backup & recovery.
Like any other managed service in the cloud,AWS
is responsible for provisioning the infrastructure and performing the tasks of
maintenance and management. The customer is only responsible for creating,
managing and configuring Amazon RDS
3 Benefits of Amazon RDS
When hosting data in the cloud, it’s crucial that you can access it at the time or place of your choosing. Amazon RDS is capable of providing high availability via a feature called Multi-AZ, which maintains a redundant copy of your data in a separate location. The Multi-AZ service-level agreement guarantees a database uptime of at least 99.95 percent every month.
Trying to scale an on-premises, self-hosted database can be a serious challenge, but Amazon RDS makes it much simpler. Amazon RDS offers two different types of automatic scaling: horizontal by adding more machines and vertical by adding more resources. The service comes equipped with a load balancer that can distribute requests evenly when the database is under increased demand.
Amazon RDS includes a Performance Insights dashboard that makes it easier for users to analyze and troubleshoot the performance of their relational databases.