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by Giselle N
The article I read this week was about the launch of a new relational database service from Amazon for developers. The new database and application services allow businesses and developers to organize, manage and scale SQL Server databases and ASP.NET apps using Microsoft tools that may already be familiar to them. This relational database helps manage tasks like software installation and patching, monitoring and back-ups for recovery. It’s simple to use with developers just uploading their application, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk “automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring. Because Elastic Beanstalk leverages the familiar IIS 7.5 software stack, existing ASP.NET applications can be deployed with minimal changes to the underlying code.” It’s an advantage for developers or new customers using this tool because deploying and managing databases is usually really complicated, expensive, and time consuming, but with Amazon RDS the complexity is removed and set and operation and management becomes easier. New customers can get started using Amazon RDS for SQL Server with a Free Usage Tier.


This article was a good read. It’s always good when new developments are made in order to increase productivity and reduce time consumption. That was the most important thing I got from this article that customers were really excited about that the new relational database is reduced time consumption, implementing its new recovery feature and that it was faster and less expensive. Amazon Web Services is really looking forward to increase their cloud computing capabilities with the new database, and so far, it seems as though customers are raving about it and are happy with the new developments.


Amazon web services announces new managed services for windows developers worldwide. (2012, May 08). Business Wire, pp. n/a.