Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)

Options for the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine

This section describes options, or additional features, that are available for Amazon RDS instances running the Microsoft SQL Server DB engine. To enable these options, you add them to an option group, and then associate the option group with your DB instance. For more information, see Working with Option Groups.

Amazon RDS supports the following options for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances.

OptionOption IDEngine Editions

Native Backup and Restore


SQL Server Enterprise Edition

SQL Server Standard Edition

SQL Server Web Edition

SQL Server Express Edition

Transparent Data Encryption


SQL Server Enterprise Edition