Amazon Web Services


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that generates billions of dollars of revenue each year providing on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs. AWS has launched a variety of managed databases through their Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) over the years, including MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB.

Amazon Aurora, their proprietary database engine, was announced in November 2014 with MySQL compatibility and followed up a few years later with PostgreSQL compatibility. In addition to RDS, Lightsail is Amazon’s simplified offering for hosting. Although at launch only MySQL was available, they quietly added managed PostgreSQL at some point in early 2019.