Chapter 9Amazon Relational Database Service

In Chapter 8, I told you why your application might have no need for the full power of a relational database. That’s all well and good, but what if you want to move an existing MySQL-powered application to the cloud? Or, what if you need to perform complex queries or join data stored in two or more tables?

In this chapter, we’ll take a look at the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). We’ll see how it lets you take advantage of MySQL’s power, while keeping you shielded from many of the more complex and time-consuming operational issues.


The Relational Database Service makes it easy for you to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You can use MySQL without ...

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