Amazon Web Services unveils Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
Dec 03, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Amazon Web Services, Inc. or AWS, an Amazon.com company, has unveiled Amazon Relational Database Service, or Amazon RDS, for PostgreSQL.
Amazon RDS manages complex and time-consuming administrative tasks such as PostgreSQL software installation and upgrades, storage management, replication for high-availability and back-ups for disaster recovery. With just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, customers can deploy a PostgreSQL database in minutes with automatically configured database parameters for optimal performance. Customers can provision a PostgreSQL database with five gigabytes of storage to start and easily scale up to as much as three terabytes without incurring any downtime. PostgreSQL is the fourth database engine for Amazon RDS, which already supports managed MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server deployments.
With Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, application developers can now take advantage of PostgreSQL as a fully managed service, offloading database management tasks to free up more time to focus on application innovation and delivering value to their customers.
"Since we launched Amazon RDS four years ago, a large number of enterprises and startups have adopted the service because it allows them to run familiar relational databases without any of the operational complexity of on-premise systems, at a substantially lower cost," said Raju Gulabani, vice president of Database Services, AWS. "As mobile, web, social and geospatial applications proliferate, we have seen a steady demand for PostgreSQL as a managed service. We're pleased to bring the agility, manageability and cost benefits of the Amazon RDS platform to PostgreSQL."
Amazon RDS supports the core PostgreSQL database features, including PostGIS, free text indexing and search extensions. Amazon RDS Provisioned IOPS (PIOPS) storage enables customers to scale I/O operations to 30,000 IOPS per database instance, and achieve consistent, fast performance. Customers can deploy production PostgreSQL applications using the multi-Availability Zone deployment option, and Amazon RDS will operate a synchronous stand-by replica with an automated fail-over mechanism. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL also supports cross-region snapshot copy operations allowing customers to keep a back-up copy in a different region from the master database for disaster recovery purposes.
Customers can operate PostgreSQL databases in a logically isolated virtual network fully configured and controlled with strict firewall policies using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports PostgreSQL-specific programming language extensions such as pgSQL, Tcl and Perl.
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