Tuesday, 1 February 2011

AWS to Launch Oracle Edition of Amazon RDS

Today, Amazon announced plans to make Oracle Database 11g available via the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) during the second quarter of 2011. Amazon RDS is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Amazon RDS for Oracle will include flexible pricing options. If you have existing Oracle licenses, you will be able to apply them to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS with no additional software licensing or support charges. If you don't, you'll be able to take advantage of on-demand hourly licensing with no upfront fees or long-term commitments.

With Amazon RDS, you can provision and scale a relational database (and the underlying infrastructure hardware and software) in just minutes using the point-and-click interface of the AWS Management Console. Amazon RDS also manages time-consuming database administration tasks, including continuous backups, software patching, and exposing key operational metrics. Running Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS enables you to extend the ease of use and management capabilities of Amazon RDS to the Oracle Database Software.

While this new Oracle Database offering is not yet available, Amazon is announcing our plans in advance of launch to allow enterprises of all sizes that are interested in Oracle Database to plan for future database deployments. Click here to learn more, sign up to be notified when the service is available, and request contact from an AWS associate to answer your questions or schedule a briefing.

In anticipation of this offering, you can click here to learn more about the benefits of Amazon RDS and deploy a managed MySQL database today. Since the user experience of Amazon RDS will be similar across MySQL and Oracle offerings, this is a great way to get started with Amazon RDS in preparation for the forthcoming Oracle Database offering.

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