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Trends and Applications

In 2009, AWS pioneered fully-managed cloud database services for open-source database management systems (DBMS) with the launch of Amazon Relational Database Service, or Amazon RDS. The ambition was to accelerate the adoption of open-source databases, like MySQL and PostgreSQL, so developers can focus on building new applications while removing the worries associated with managing database instances. In parallel, AWS has fostered a close relationship with multiple open-source communities to accelerate the adoption of open-source databases while providing enhancements that developers want with over 435 accepted contributions from the AWS Databases team back to the open-source communities, year-to-date.