Explore New Features of the Fully Managed Relational Database Service for vSphere Workloads

Spend less time on routine database management tasks and more time on innovation with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware. We’re announcing new features that make it easier than ever for database administrators to manage on-premises vSphere workloads.

 

With self-management of database workloads, the bulk of a database administrator’s time is spent on tedious, routine tasks such as provisioning, patching, backups, restore and upgrades – which steals the focus from value-adding tasks like query optimization or database performance tuning. As enterprises grow, the issue is compounded by varied infrastructure types, complicated architectures and increasing operating costs. 

What’s more, many customers must keep their data on premises for reasons that range from strict latency needs to sovereignty and residency requirements. 

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware offers a fully managed cloud-like service to vSphere customers – enabling them to take advantage of cloud without having to migrate entire stacks to cloud data centers. Amazon RDS on VMware brings the operationally battle-tested RDS to on-premises vSphere workloads, automating all routine database management tasks – and freeing up the database administrator’s time to focus on innovation.

What’s new with Amazon RDS on VMware?

 

  • Read replicas
    To enhance performance and scalability, Amazon RDS on VMware now supports read replicas for MySQL and PostgreSQL within the same Custom Availability Zone (or in VMware’s terminology, a vSphere Cluster). Users can create read replicas of a source DB instance and promote it as a standalone DB instance in case of primary instance failure. Any updates to the source database will be asynchronously copied to read replica instances.

  • SQL Server Always On
    To boost availability and database durability, Amazon RDS on VMware supports Always On availability groups (AGs) for SQL Server database workloads. SQL Server Always On is a high availability and disaster recovery solution, and AGs support failover environments for discrete sets of user databases, known as availability databases, that failover together.

  • Reserved instance pricing
    Just like RDS on AWS, Amazon RDS on VMware now offers the flexibility of purchasing one- or three-year reservations to reduce the hourly usage rate for steady, consistent workloads.

  • Proxy server support
    To protect networks from unauthorized access, the solution now supports customers using http proxy servers in front of their Amazon RDS on VMware databases.  

 

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To learn more about Amazon RDS on VMware:

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About the Authors

Ramya Sarangarajan

Director of Product Marketing and Strategy for Cloud Services at VMware

Ramya is Director of Product Marketing and Strategy for Cloud Services at VMware. She is responsible for the GTM strategy and product marketing for VMware’s cloud services including VMware Cloud Marketplace and VMware’s Database offerings. Previously, she led cross-company strategy, minority investments and M&A efforts as part of the corporate strategy and development team at VMware. Prior to VMware, Ramya was a management consultant with Booz & Co (Strategy&) and PwC. Ramya holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.

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