5 Things You Should Know On AWS Database Service

AWS RDS ( Amazon Relational Database Service)  simplifies the user’s database requirements. The option DB instance is the chief building block of Amazon RDS. Here are the five things on it.

Database (DB) instance features

  1. Support
  2. Storage
  3. Flexibility
  4. Run in different zones
  5. Security

1. Support

You can create or modify it using Amazon RDS API, or the AWS Management Console.

It can have multiple databases of a user. Here user means ‘who deploys’ applications on the cloud. AWS RDS supports various databases. Remember that the DB instance is a part of AWS RDS.

Below are the supported databases:

  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • MariaDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server.

DB Instance class, which determines the computation and memory capacity of a DB instance. It is a part of the DB instance API. Users should know how to customize it in sync with their requirements.

AWS DB instance

2. Storage

  • AWS supports three different types of storage
  • Magnetic, SSD, and Provisioned IOPS

3. Flexibility – VPC (Virtual Private Cloud)

You can create a DB instance in a Virtual private cloud. You can use your own IP address and Subnet.

4. Security

By using the Amazon IAM service, you can control access to the DB instance. So it guarantees security.

Amazon Relational Database Service: The Blueprint

5. Different Zones

You can make the DB instance available in different zones that AWS supports. AWS has data centers across the world.

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