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Relational Database Service (RDS)

When it comes to the structured storage and use of data, databases have become virtually indispensable. Experts often use relational databases thanks to the large variety of possibilities they offer. Clouds enable databases to be used “as a service”: database software and the corresponding hardware infrastructure is packed at the push of a button and high-availability databases are provided in a matter of minutes – for tests, development or continuous operation.

Relational Database Service (RDS) is a cloud-based web service that is reliable, scalable, easy to manage, and ready for immediate use. RDS provides a comprehensive performance monitoring system, multi-level security protection measures, and a professional database management platform, allowing you to easily set up and scale a relational database. RDS supports database services such as MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server. 

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On the RDS console you can perform almost all necessary tasks - no programming required. RDS offers an automatic backup function and point-in-time recovery for the previous 35 days, supports high availability even across different availability zones, and a mirrored standby database can be added to the primary database which can be expanded to up 4 TB during ongoing operation. It is also possible to upgrade a single-instance database to an active/standby database. RDS is available directly via an Elastic IP if desired.

Billing is based on the hourly price of the selected virtual machines (VMs), while additional storage space for backups and images is billed in accordance with the type used for the respective storage variant.


Reasons for RDS in the Open Telekom Cloud

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Storage Encryption

RDS uses static and tablespace encryption to encrypt the data to be stored. Encryption keys are managed by the Key Management Service (KMS).

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Elastic Scaling

RDS resources can be adjusted flexibly at any time based on your requirements, meaning you pay for only what you use. Cloud Eye can monitor the changes of database pressure and data storage space and within you can adjust DB instance classes accordingly.

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Optimized Hardware

RDS offers customers stable and high-performance database services using servers that have been proven to be robust by customer successes in a wide range of applications.


Key Features of RDS

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Flexible choice of database engines

With RDS, you can choose your preferred database engine from a variety of options, including MySQL, PostgreSQL and Microsoft SQL Server. This allows you to stay flexible when setting up, operating, and scaling SQL deployments in the cloud, and means you have all of their respective advantages at your fingertips.

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MySQL

RDS supports MySQL, one of the world's most popular open-source relational databases. It works with the Linux, Apache, and Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) model to provide efficient web solutions. RDS for MySQL is reliable, scalable, inexpensive, easy to manage, and immediately ready for use.

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PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is an open-source object-relational database management system with an emphasis on extensibility and standards compliance. It applies to business-oriented online transaction processing (OLTP) scenarios and supports NoSQL (JSON, XML, or hstore) and geographic information system (GIS) data types. The postgis plugin is supported.

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Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a well-established commercial database with mature enterprise-class architecture. It supports one-stop deployment, ensuring key O&M services and lowering labor costs. It is reliable, scalable, inexpensive, easy to manage, and ready for immediate use with RDS.

RDS Versions & Flavors

Comparison between single and high availability

DB Engine

Single

Primary/Standby

MySQL

8.0

5.7

5.6

8.0

5.7

5.6

PostgreSQL

Enhanced Edition

12

11

10

9.6

9.5

Enhanced Edition

12

11

10

9.6

9.5

Microsoft SQL Server

2017 SE

2016 EE

2016 SE

2014 SE


2017 EE

2017 SE

2016 EE

2016 SE

2014 SE

Number of nodes

1

2

Specifications

vCPUs: a maximum of 60

Memory: a maximum of 512 GB

Storage space: a maximum of 4 TB

vCPUs: a maximum of 60

Memory: a maximum of 512 GB

Storage space: a maximum of 4 TB

Monitoring and alarms

Supported

Supported

Security group

Supported

Supported

Backups and restorations

Supported

Supported

Parameter settings

Supported

Supported

SSL

Supported

Supported

Log management

Supported

Supported

Read replicas (need to be created)

Supported

Supported

High-frequency monitoring

Supported

Supported

Primary/standby switchover or failover

Not supported

Supported

Standby DB instance migration

Not supported

Supported


Flavors

vCPU (number)

RAM

MySQL

PostgreSQL

MS SQL Server

1

2 GB

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1

4 GB

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2

4 GB

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2

8 GB

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Upgrading the minor version

Only RDS for MySQL supports automatic and manual minor version upgrades to improve performance, add new functions, and fix bugs. Please visit here for more information.

Typical Applications: Diversified Data Storage

RDS supports diversified storage extension through Distributed Cache Service (DCS) for Memcached, DCS for Redis, and OBS.

Structure and Function of RDS

New Features

Configure fine-grained access rights for Relational Database Service via IAM
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Coming soon

Q3/2022 Active Directory support for MSSQL 2017 SE & EE

Coming soon

Q3/2022 Backup encryption will be available only for MySQL and PostgreSQL

Coming soon

Q3/2022 Support of Transparent Data Encryption(TDE) in MSSQL 2017 only for Enterprise Edition

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