Posted On: Nov 16, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle now supports the Oracle Multitenant configuration on Oracle Database versions 19c and 21c running Oracle Enterprise Edition or Standard Edition 2 in the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. With this release, the Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instance can operate as a multitenant container database (CDB) hosting one or more pluggable databases (PDBs). A PDB is a set of schemas, schema objects, and non-schema objects that logically appears to a client as a non-CDB.

With Oracle Multitenant, you have the option to consolidate standalone databases by either creating them as PDBs or migrating them to PDBs. Database consolidation can deliver improved resource utilization for DB instances, reduced administrative load, and potential reduction in total license requirements.

To create a multitenant Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instance, simply create an Oracle DB instance in the Amazon Web Services Management Console or using the Amazon CLI, and specify the Oracle multitenant architecture and multitenant configuration. You may also convert an existing non-CDB instance to the CDB architecture, and then modify the instance to the multitenant configuration to enable it to hold multiple PDBs. Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances are charged at the same rate whether the instance is a non-CDB or a CDB in either the single-tenant or multi-tenant configuration.

Amazon RDS for Oracle allows you to set up, operate, and scale Oracle database deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for Oracle Pricing for up-to-date pricing and regional availability.