AWS DB Instance: 5 Top Features

AWS RDS is also called Amazon Relational Database services. It simplifies user’s database requirements. For this purpose, AWS provides an option called DB instance. A DB instance is the basic building block of Amazon RDS. Here, users can manage databases.

DB Instance Five Key Features

  1. Support
  2. Storage
  3. Flexibility
  4. You can run in different zones
  5. Security

Here are DB Instance Details

i). Support

  • A DB instance, you can create or modify using Amazon RDS API, or the AWS Management Console.
  • A DB instance can have multiple databases of a user. Here user means ‘who deploy’ applications on the cloud.

AWS RDS supports various databases. Remember that 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 computation and memory capacity of a DB instance. It is a part of DB instance API. Users should know how to customize it in sync with their requirement.

AWS db instance

ii). Storage

  1. AWS supports three different types of storage
  2. Magnetic, SSD, and Provisioned IOPS

iii). 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.

iv). Security

By using Amazon IAM service, you can control accessing the DB instance. So it guaranties security.

v). 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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