According to a new press release, “Today at VMworld 2018, Amazon Web Services, Inc., and VMware, announced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on VMware. Amazon RDS on VMware is a service that will make it easy for customers to set up, operate, and scale databases in VMware-based software-defined data centers and hybrid environments and to migrate them to AWS or VMware Cloud on AWS. Amazon RDS on VMware automates database management regardless of where the database is deployed, freeing up customers to focus on developing and tuning their applications. Available in the coming months, Amazon RDS on VMware will support Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB databases. To learn more about Amazon RDS on VMware, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/rds/vmware.”
The release goes on, “Relational databases support practically all of the world’s business-critical systems operating on-premises. Provisioning, patching, backing up, cloning, restoring, scaling, and monitoring these databases is tedious, expensive, and risky – any mistake can lead to extended application downtime. And, it is even more difficult to set up and manage databases for high availability, replicating data across multiple nodes. Self-managed databases in VMware environments face these same challenges, plus for every database, customers need to create the database image, install the operating system, install packages, and set up the database. Supporting multiple versions and patching becomes cumbersome across an organization, especially as versions, configurations, and extensions drift with the growth of business. When security, compliance, and auditing requirements are added, the time spent on database fleet maintenance becomes a significant cost and distraction.”
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