Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)
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Getting Started with Amazon RDS

This section shows you how to create and connect to a DB instance using Amazon RDS. You can create, or launch, a DB instance that uses MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server.

Important

You must complete the tasks in the Setting Up for Amazon RDS section before you can create or connect to a DB instance.

Creating a DB instance and connecting to a database on a DB instance is slightly different for each of the DB engines; select the DB engine below that you want to use for detailed information on creating and connecting to the DB instance.

Once you have created and connected to your DB instance, instructions are provided to help you delete the DB instance.

Amazon RDS has released a new DB engine: Aurora. This engine is currently in preview release and is subject to change. For detailed information on creating and connecting to an Amazon Aurora DB cluster, see Getting Started with Amazon Aurora.