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What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.

What is ClearDB?

ClearDB uses a combination of advanced replication techniques, advanced cluster technology, and layered web services to provide you with a MySQL database that is "smarter" than usual.

What is GenieDB?

GenieDB’s DBaaS uses multi-master replication and multi-regional distribution on multiple cloud infrastructures (Amazon AWS, IBM Softlayer, DigitalOcean, Rackspace Cloud, and Google Cloud) to help reduce latency, eliminate downtime, and easily scale your database.


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    How much does Amazon RDS cost?
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    What companies use Amazon RDS?
    1190 companies on StackShare use Amazon RDS
    What companies use ClearDB?
    5 companies on StackShare use ClearDB
    What companies use GenieDB?
    0 companies on StackShare use GenieDB


    What tools integrate with Amazon RDS?
    13 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon RDS
    What tools integrate with ClearDB?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with ClearDB
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    What are some alternatives to Amazon RDS, ClearDB, and GenieDB?

    • Amazon RDS for Aurora - MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database with several times better performance
    • Google Cloud SQL - Store and manage data using a fully-managed, relational MySQL database
    • Azure Database for MySQL - Managed MySQL database service for app developers
    • TempoDB - Store & analyze time series data from sensors, smart meters, servers & more

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