Amazon RDS for MariaDB

Set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud with just a few clicks

MariaDB is a popular open source relational database created by the original developers of MySQL. Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale MariaDB server deployments in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, you can deploy scalable MariaDB cloud databases in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity.

Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on your application by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including backups, software patching, monitoring, scaling, and replication.

Amazon RDS supports MariaDB Server versions 10.2, 10.3, 10.4, and 10.5 which means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today can be used with Amazon RDS.

Benefits

Easy, managed deployments

It takes only a few clicks in the Amazon Web Services Management Console to launch and connect to a production-ready MariaDB database in minutes. Amazon RDS for MariaDB database instances are pre-configured with parameters and settings for the server type you have selected. Database parameter groups provide granular control and fine-tuning of your MariaDB database.

Fast, predictable storage

Amazon RDS provides two SSD-backed storage options for your MariaDB database. General Purpose storage provides cost-effective storage for small or medium-sized workloads. For high-performance OLTP applications, Provisioned IOPS delivers consistent performance of up to 80,000 IOs per second. As your storage requirements grow you can provision additional storage on-the-fly with zero downtime.

Backup and recovery

The automated backup feature of Amazon RDS enables recovery of your MariaDB database instance to any point in time within your specified retention period of up to thirty five days. In addition, you can perform user-initiated backups of your DB Instance. These full database backups will be stored by Amazon RDS until you explicitly delete them.

High availability and read replicas

Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments provide enhanced availability and durability for your MariaDB databases, making them a natural fit for production database workloads. Amazon RDS Read Replicas make it easy to elastically scale out beyond the capacity constraints of a single database instance for read-heavy database workloads.

Monitoring and metrics

Amazon RDS for MariaDB provides Amazon CloudWatch metrics for your database instances at no additional charge and Amazon RDS Enhanced Monitoring provides access to over 50 CPU, memory, file system, and disk I/O metrics. View key operational metrics in Amazon Web Services Management Console, including compute/memory/storage capacity utilization, I/O activity, and instance connections.

Isolation and security

As a managed service, Amazon RDS provides a high level of security for your MariaDB databases. These include network isolation using Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), encryption at rest using keys you create and control through Amazon Key Management Service (KMS) and encryption of data in transit using SSL.