April 01, 2013

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling.

You can run Amazon RDS for SQL Server under two different licensing models – “License Included” and “License Mobility through Software Assurance (or Bring Your Own License – BYOL)”.
"License Included" pricing starts at $0.035 per hour and is inclusive of software, underlying hardware resources, and Amazon RDS management capabilities.

Microsoft’s License Mobility program allows customers who already own SQL Server licenses to run SQL Server deployments on Amazon RDS.

Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB Instances can be provisioned with either standard storage or Provisioned IOPS storage. Amazon RDS Provisioned IOPS is a storage option designed to deliver fast, predictable, and consistent I/O performance, and is optimized for I/O-intensive, transactional (OLTP) database workloads.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides persistent storage to Amazon EC2 instances.

Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Amazon RDS is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.

Amazon DynamoDB is a high performance non-relational database service that is easy to set up, operate, and scale. It is designed to address the core problems of database management, performance, scalability, and reliability. It also provides predictable high performance and low latency at scale.

Amazon SimpleDB is a web service providing the core database functions of data indexing and querying in the cloud.

mazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) offers a reliable, highly scalable, hosted queue in the cloud.

Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) is a highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers.

Amazon Glacier is an extremely low-cost storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and backup. It is optimized for data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable.

Amazon CloudFront is a web service for content delivery. It delivers your content using a global network of edge locations and works seamlessly with Amazon S3 which durably stores the original, definitive versions of your files.

Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory cache in the cloud. It is protocol-compliant with Memcached, so code, applications, and tools that you use today with your existing Memcached environments work seamlessly with the service.

Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that enables you to monitor your Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon EBS volumes, Elastic Load Balancers, and Amazon RDS database instances in real-time. You can also supply your own custom application metrics. With Amazon CloudWatch you can access up-to-the-minute statistics, view graphs, and set alarms for your metric data.

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) is a secure and seamless bridge between a company's existing IT infrastructure and the AWS cloud.

Amazon Elastic MapReduce is a web service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data.

AWS Import/Export transfers large amounts of data directly onto and off of storage devices using Amazon's high-speed internal network and bypassing the Internet.