by February 7, 2011 0 comments

Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) announced that it plans to make Oracle Database 11g available via the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), during the second quarter of 2011.  Amazon RDS is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.   Amazon RDS for Oracle will include flexible pricing options for customers.  Those with existing Oracle licenses will be able to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS with no additional software licensing or support charges.  Those without existing Oracle licenses can take advantage of on-demand hourly licensing with no upfront fees or long-term commitments.  Businesses and developers can visit [] to learn more, sign up to be notified when the service is available, and request a briefing from an AWS associate.

Amazon RDS reduces the amount of time required to provision a relational database, as well as the underlying infrastructure hardware and software, from days to just minutes.  It also manages ongoing maintenance tasks such as updating database software, taking continuous database backups for point-in-time recovery, and exposing key operational metrics via a web dashboard.  In addition, businesses can scale the compute and storage capacity associated with a database in minutes — with a few clicks of an intuitive management console.  Amazon RDS already supports MySQL.  With support for the Oracle Database engine, Amazon RDS will streamline database administration for multiple editions of Oracle Database 11g Release 2, freeing up developers to spend more time on the differentiating parts of their applications rather than the muck of maintaining and scaling their database infrastructure.

‘Customers were really excited when we launched Amazon RDS for MySQL because it allowed them to run familiar MySQL databases while offloading operational responsibilities and capital costs associated with physical servers and datacenters.  Enterprises have asked when we’d offer the same functionality for Oracle Databases. We’re pleased to share that we’re not only releasing it soon, but also that we’re ready to have conversations with interested customers so they can plan for future deployments,’ said Raju Gulabani, Vice President of Database Services at Amazon Web Services.

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