Amazon Web Services said yesterday it has launched its Relational Database Service for Oracle in a move that accommodates licensing within the offering and a bring-your-own license arrangement.
Amazon's RDS manages database admin tasks such as provisioning, backups, patching and monitoring for Oracle Database 11g Release 2. The AWS Oracle RDS comes in two flavors:
A license included model means that customers don't need a separate Oracle license. AWS will license the Oracle database. That service runs 16 cents per hour.
In a bring-your-own-license model, customers can run Oracle's database on Amazon's RDS for 11 cents an hour.
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