Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle Database. Amazon RDS manages common database administration tasks, including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling. Customers can now take advantage of the managed database service to run Oracle Database 11g Release 2 under two different licensing models – "License Included" and "Bring-Your-Own-License (BYOL)."
In the "License Included" service model, customers do not need separately purchased Oracle licenses; the Oracle Database software has been licensed by AWS. "License Included" pricing starts at $0.16 per hour, inclusive of software, underlying hardware resources, and Amazon RDS management capabilities. Under the “BYOL” model, customers who already own Oracle Database licenses can run Oracle deployments on Amazon RDS with rates starting at $0.11 per hour. The “BYOL” model is designed for customers who prefer to use existing Oracle database licenses or purchase new licenses directly from Oracle.
Customers can also work with a broad set of AWS solution providers and system integrators to deploy Oracle databases on RDS.
Oracle Database is now the second supported database engine for Amazon RDS, which already supports managed MySQL deployments.