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What Is RDS?

Updated at:Oct 15, 2020 GMT+08:00

RDS is a cloud-based web service that is reliable, scalable, easy to manage, and immediately ready for use. RDS supports the following DB engines:

RDS provides a comprehensive performance monitoring system, multi-level security protection measures, and a professional database management platform, allowing you to easily set up and scale a relational database. On the RDS console, you can perform almost all necessary tasks and no programming is required. The console simplifies operation procedures and reduces routine O&M workloads, so that you can focus on your application and service development.

RDS for MySQL

MySQL is one of the world's most popular open-source relational databases. It works with the Linux, Apache, and Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) model to provide efficient web solutions. RDS for MySQL is reliable, secure, scalable, inexpensive, easy to manage, and immediately ready for use.

  • It supports various web applications and is cost-effective, preferred by small- and medium-sized enterprises.
  • A web-based console provides comprehensive monitoring information, making your operations easy and visual.
  • You can flexibly adjust the required resources based on your service requirements and pay for only what you use.

For details about the versions supported by RDS for MySQL, see section DB Engines and Versions.

RDS for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is an open-source object-relational database management system with an emphasis on extensibility and standards compliance. It is known as the most advanced open-source database. RDS for PostgreSQL applies to business-oriented online transaction processing (OLTP) scenarios and supports NoSQL (JSON, XML, or hstore) and geographic information system (GIS) data types. It has earned a reputation for reliability and data integrity, and applies to Internet websites, location-based applications, and complex data object processing.

  • RDS for PostgreSQL supports the postgis plugin, which provides excellent spatial performance at an international standard level. RDS for PostgreSQL offers functions similar to those of Oracle database systems, but is less expensive.
  • RDS for PostgreSQL applies to various scenarios and is cost-effective. You can flexibly scale resources based on your service requirements and pay for only what you use.

For details about the versions supported by RDS for PostgreSQL, see section DB Engines and Versions.

RDS for SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a commercial database with mature enterprise-class architecture. It supports one-stop deployment and ensures key O&M services, significantly lowering labor costs. With RDS for SQL Server, you can build a safe and stable database operation environment according to Huawei international security standards. It is widely used in government, finance, medical care, education, and gaming. RDS for SQL Server is reliable, scalable, inexpensive, easy to manage, and immediately ready for use.

RDS for SQL Server provides the HA architecture, data security assurance, and backup mechanism for fault recovery within seconds.

For details about the versions supported by RDS for SQL Server, see DB Engines and Versions.

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