The Amazon RDS is designed to manage common and tedious database administration tasks that include provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring and hardware scaling.
If you've got a complicated
enterprise relational database-specifically Oracle DB-helping run your business,
you now can subscribe to a new cloud service that can help make your life
a whole lot easier.
Amazon Web Services on May
24 launched its own Amazon Relational Database Service specifically for use
with Oracle Database 11g Release 2.
Amazon RDS is designed to
manage common database administration tasks that include provisioning, backups,
software patching, monitoring and hardware scaling-all those housekeeping-type
administrative tasks that are tedious but periodically need to be done.
Oracle Database is the
second supported database engine for Amazon RDS, which already works with
managed MySQL deployments.
The new Amazon service for
Oracle comes in two all-you-can-eat-type licenses: License Included and BYOL (Bring-Your-Own-License).
In the License Included service model, users do not need a separately purchased
Oracle license; the Oracle Database software has been licensed by Amazon Web Services.
License Included pricing
starts at 16 cents per hour per instance, inclusive of software, underlying
hardware resources and Amazon RDS management capabilities, Amazon said.
Under the BYOL model, users
who already own Oracle Database
can run Oracle deployments on Amazon RDS with rates starting at 11
cents per hour, Amazon said. The BYOL model is designed for customers who
prefer to use existing Oracle database licenses or purchase new licenses
directly from Oracle.
The services are based on
hourly pricing with no up-front fees or long-term commitments, Amazon said.
Customers also have the option to purchase Reserved Database Instances under
one- or three-year reservation terms.