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Getting Started with AWS RDS

Greetings I was once tasked with setting up an earlier version of a database system for a demo. It took me a whole day to complete that task due to versioning issues in the required libraries. It was nothing but just pain. I lost valuable time as a developer that I can use for something more useful than struggling with setting up a database system. This is why cloud-based solutions are much better. AWS RDS provides us with many benefits over using traditional on-premises systems. OS upgrades and patching Automatic backups Replication High availability Security Multiple database options Hardware and networking So what is RDS? AWS RDS Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a collection of managed services that makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale databases in the cloud. We can choose from seven popular engines. MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, Aurora MySQL, and Aurora PostgreSQL. We can even deploy on-premises with RDS