Amazon Unveils Oracle DB Management Cloud Service

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 05-24-2011

If you've got a complicated enterprise relational database -- specifically Oracle DB -- helping run your business, you now can subscribe to  a new cloud service that can help make your life a whole lot easier.

Amazon Web Services on May 24 launched its own Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) specifically for use with Oracle Database 11g Release 2.

Amazon RDS is designed to manage common database administration tasks that include provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling -- all those housekeeping-type administrative tasks that are tedious but periodically need to be done.

Oracle Database is the second supported database engine for Amazon RDS, which already works with managed MySQL deployments.

The new Amazon service for Oracle comes in two all-you-can-eat-type licenses: License Included and Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL). In the License Included service model, users do not need a separately purchased Oracle license; the Oracle Database software has been licensed by AWS.

License Included pricing starts at 16 cents per hour per instance, inclusive of software, underlying hardware resources and Amazon RDS management capabilities, Amazon said.

For more, read the eWEEK article: Amazon Launches Cloud Service for Oracle DB Management Service.