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Sydnie Hansen


How Do I Launch an Amazon RDS Database instance That's Covered By The AWS Free Tier?

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Nanda shows you how to launch an Amazon RDS database instance that’s covered by the AWS Free Tier.

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How Do I Launch an Amazon RDS Database instance That's Covered By The AWS Free Tier?

New – Create Amazon RDS DB Instances on AWS Outposts

Late last year I told you about AWS Outposts and invited you to Order Yours Today. As I told you at the time, this is a comprehensive, single-vendor compute and storage offering that is designed to meet the needs of customers who need local processing and very low latency in their data centers and on factory floors. Outposts uses the hardware that we use in AWS public regions.

I first told you about Amazon RDS back in 2009. This fully managed service makes it easy for you to launch, operate, and scale a relational database. Over the years we have added support for multiple open source and commercial databases, along with tons of features, all driven by customer requests.

DB Instances on AWS Outposts

Today I am happy to announce that you can now create RDS DB Instances on AWS Outposts. We are launching with support for MySQL and PostgreSQL, with plans to add other database engines in the future (as always, let us know what you need so that we can prioritize it).

You can make use of important RDS features including scheduled backups to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), built-in encryption at rest and in transit, and more.

Creating a DB Instance

I can create a DB Instance using the RDS Console, API ([CreateDBInstance](, CLI ([create-db-instance](, or CloudFormation ([AWS::RDS::DBInstance](

I’ll use the Console, taking care to select the AWS Region that serves as “home base” for my Outpost. I open the Console and click Create database to get started:

I select On-premises for the Database location, and RDS on Outposts for the On-premises database option:

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Ruth  Nabimanya

Ruth Nabimanya


Amazon‌ ‌RDS‌ ‌Proxy:‌ ‌Taming‌ ‌DB‌ ‌Connections

Most developers find databases difficult to scale. There are a lot of frameworks that can run on multiple pods⁠—or even multiple clusters⁠—to handle more load. Some frameworks even support advanced load balancing and caching.

Still, when a spike beyond what the framework can handle happens, the database is almost always the first process to fail. It’s a horror story that every developer has experienced at least once. And it always happens at the most important moment⁠—such as during an important flash sale.

Taming database load management isn’t an easy task, but Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) has been doing a great job at it. Amazon RDS Proxy though extends the features you can use to manage database connections to a whole new level.

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Ruth  Nabimanya

Ruth Nabimanya


What Is the Amazon Relational Database Service?

The basics of AWS RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service allows us to create, run, and manage relational databases in the cloud. With RDS, you can choose from six well-known relational database engines:

  1. Aurora (AWS’s relational database)
  2. MySQL
  3. PostgreSQL
  4. SQL Server
  5. MariaDB
  6. Oracle Database

Why would you choose to use AWS RDS? RDS abstracts the complex tasks and lets you focus on the most important ones. For instance, RDS manages backups, patching, failure detection, and recovery by itself.

Thus, instead of spending time to do all those, you can focus on more critical tasks. As you can see, AWS RDS provides us with more than a database.

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Split Native Databases Backup and Restore for AWS RDS SQL Server

In this article, we will explore how to split native backup and restore for AWS RDS SQL Server from the AWS S3 bucket.


We can deploy SQL Server in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure using the following ways.

  • AWS Managed RDS SQL Server
  • Customer Managed SQL Server

In the below table, we can see a high-level comparison between EC2 and RDS SQL.

high-level comparison between EC2 and RDS SQL

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Create Microsoft SQL Server Instances of Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts

Last year, we announced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on AWS Outposts, which allows you to deploy fully managed database instances in your on-premises environments. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience.

You can deploy Amazon RDS on Outposts to set up, operate, and scale MySQL and PostgreSQL relational databases on premises, just as you would in the cloud. Amazon RDS on Outposts provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity for on-premises databases and automates time-consuming administrative tasks, including infrastructure provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups, so you can focus on your applications.

Today, I am happy to announce support for Microsoft SQL Server on Outposts as a new database engine. You can deploy SQL Server on Outposts for low latency workloads that need to be run in close proximity to your on-premises data and applications. All operations that are currently supported for MySQL and PostgreSQL on RDS on Outposts can be performed with RDS for SQL Server on Outposts.

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