Amazon Offers MySQL Cloud Service, Cuts Server Fees

Tuesday Oct 27th 2009 by DatabaseJournal.com Staff
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In a preemptive strike at Microsoft, Amazon Web Services offers a relational database in the cloud, high-memory configurations, and cuts hourly fees for its Windows and Linux servers.

[From InformationWeek]

Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is adding a relational database and "high memory" options to Amazon Web Services, and cutting the per-hour fees it charges for Linux and Windows servers on its popular Elastic Compute Cloud. The moves come a few weeks in advance of Microsoft's launch of competing cloud services.

Amazon's new Relational Database Service makes available MySQL database instances of up to 1 Terabye each.

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