Amazon RDS: AWS Relational Database Service makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications so you can give them the fast performance, high availability, security and compatibility they need.

Amazon RDS is available on several database instance types – optimized for memory, performance or I/O- and provides you with six familiar database engines to choose from, including Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database, and SQL Server.

You can use the AWS Database Migration Service to easily migrate or replicate your existing databases to Amazon RDS.

Amazon RDS Benefits and Features

The RDS in Amazon Web Service is mainly used to reduce operational costs and to overcome some challenges that business experience while the database is running through MySQL.

The benefits of Amazon Relational Database Service includes

Easy implementation 

The Amazon RDS integrates with a common database application so that developers can continue working with the familiar programs.

Reliability and availability

Amazon RDS allows high availability on high priority databases and also automatically fails when the primary database unavailable.

Independent Scaling

The hardware solution can cause inefficiencies in database management because of resources(memory, CPU, storage) come together. RDS allows developers to change these factors independently so they can fit to the needs of the database.

Process Automation

Amazon RDS reduces the administrative burdens like software patching, Database backups, failure detection and recovery for ongoing database management.


When the advanced privileges are required and to prevent shell access the Amazon RDS restricts access to the database instance. RDS integration with AWS manages the database in VPC and expands the security features with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).


Amazon offers RDS pricing options on demand and hourly rates, adapted to actual resources of database applications.

Fast deployment

Amazon RDS controls the need for provisioning and investment of the hardware resources, speeding the time from conception to deployment.