Posted By Rich Miller On October 27, 2009 @ 5:31 am In Amazon,Cloud Computing | 5 Comments
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added a relational database service (Amazon RDS ) to host MySQL databases in the cloud. The company also said it will lower prices  on its Amazon EC2 compute service by as much as 15 percent, and introduced new high-memory instances  to offer additional scalability for large user apps.
Amazon says the new service  provides a fully featured MySQL 5.1 database, so any code, applications, and tools that developers use today with their existing MySQL databases will work with Amazon RDS. The service will automatically handle administration, patch management, and backups.
“Many (AWS) customers have told us that their applications require a relational database,” said Adam Selipsky, Vice President, Amazon Web Services. ”That’s why we built Amazon RDS, which combines a familiar relational database with automated management and the instant scalability of the AWS cloud.”
Here’s a roundup of notable resources, analysis and commentary on Amazon RDS and its competitive impact on the cloud ecosystem:
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URLs in this post:
 Amazon RDS: http://aws.amazon.com/rds/
 lower prices: http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2009/10/amazon-ec2-now-an-even-better-value.html
 high-memory instances: http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2009/10/two-new-ec2-instance-types-additional-memory.html
 new service: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1346525&highlight=
 All Things Distributed: http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2009/10/amazon_relational_database_service.html
 Jeff Barr: http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2009/10/introducing-rds-the-amazon-relational-database-service-.html
 TechCrunch: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/10/26/amazon-launch-relational-database-cloud-service/
 Cloud Ave: http://www.cloudave.com/link/amazon-releases-relational-database-as-a-service-my-initial-thoughts
 Rightscale: http://blog.rightscale.com/2009/10/26/amazon-relational-database-service/
 Mark Bao: http://journal.markbao.com/2009/10/amazon-web-services-releases-relational-database-service/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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