Oracle Database 11g Available Via Amazon Relational Database In Q2 2011, Existing Licenses Can Be Used

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of has just announced that it plans to make Oracle Database 11g available via the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), during the second quarter of 2011. Those with existing Oracle licenses will be able to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS with no additional software licensing or support charges. Those without existing Oracle licenses can take advantage of on-demand hourly licensing with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. Let me tell you all something, if you have a great idea for a tech company or startup but you don’t think you have the money to build out the necessary infrastructure, you really do want to take a look at Amazon AWS, it may be just what you need to get your dream off the ground, don’t overloook a great opportunity when its looking you right in the face.


Amazon RDS reduces the amount of time required to provision a relational database, as well as the underlying infrastructure hardware and software, from days to just minutes. It also manages ongoing maintenance tasks such as updating database software, taking continuous database backups for point-in-time recovery, and exposing key operational metrics via a web dashboard. In addition, businesses can scale the compute and storage capacity associated with a database in minutes – with a few clicks of an intuitive management console. Amazon RDS already supports MySQL.

AWS plans to offer a variety of licensing options for running the Oracle Database on Amazon RDS, including:

  • “Bring Your Own License” – (BYOL) – Customers with existing Oracle Database licenses can apply them to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS with no additional software licensing or support charges.
  • On-Demand Database Instances (DB Instances) – This pay-by-the-hour licensing option requires no pre-existing licenses, up-front fees, or long-term commitments to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS. Customers pay a simple, hourly rate per RDS Database Instance running Oracle Database 11g. The hourly rate depends upon the Oracle Database edition and DB Instance size option selected.
  • Reserved DB Instances – Reserved DB Instances allow customers to make a low, one-time payment for each DB Instance and in turn receive the option to run that DB Instance at a significant discount on the ongoing hourly usage charge. Both one-year and three-year reservation terms will be available.

To find out more about RDS and Oracle 11g, go to

Technical support for Oracle Database will be available from Oracle for BYOL DB Instances, and from AWS with backline support from Oracle for On-Demand and Reserved DB Instances.

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