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

Getting Started with Amazon RDS

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


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. Choose the DB engine following that you want to use for detailed information on creating and connecting to the DB instance. After you have created and connected to your DB instance, there are instructions to help you delete the DB instance.