Winners' Circle: Amazon Web Services

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Winners' Circle by Raju Gulabani, VP of Database Services, Amazon Web ServicesAWS

Our goal at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is to enable our customers to do things that were previously not possible, and make things that our customers can already do simpler and better at a much lower cost. Adhering to this goal has made Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) what it is today. With six database engines to choose from and over 100,000 active customers, Amazon RDS is the new normal for running relational databases in the cloud. Amazon RDS has consistently lowered the cost of managing relational databases and provided scalability and manageability that were difficult to achieve before and we’re excited to continue innovating on behalf of our customers.

We’ve consistently heard from our customers that they wished they could get the performance offered by commercial databases at the price of open source engines. This propelled us to build Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible database that innovates on the engine and storage layers to deliver five times the performance of MySQL at one-tenth the price of commercial database solutions, it’s currently the fastest growing service in the history of AWS.

Another example of our approach is the new, fully managed AWS Database Migration Service which enables customers to migrate production Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases to AWS with virtually no downtime. And, the AWS Schema Conversion Tool makes it easy for them to switch database engines.

These innovations help our customers build their applications without constraints so they can focus on running their businesses without having to constantly worry about database reliability or performance.

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