Welcome Amazon Web Services to the MariaDB Community

At this week’s re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it is joining the MariaDB community with the introduction of its Relational Database Service (RDS) for MariaDB. Amazon’s decision was driven by the growing demand among its customers for MariaDB, which now has over two million users in 45 countries.

The new offering will provide additional options for how users can deploy and consume MariaDB. Companies can leverage the AWS MariaDB offering for cloud-based managed database services or for building hybrid cloud/premises architectures for cloud bursting and disaster recovery. Look for additional announcements from MariaDB in the near future about cloud based deployment options that can further enable these architectures.

For companies choosing to leverage the AWS service, MariaDB can provide help and support in areas such as:

  • Optimized high-performance architecture and design
  • Consulting to create a hybrid cloud-based data system for the unique needs of your business
  • Ongoing remote administration of your on-premise database that complements your team’s skills or frees them for more strategic projects

MariaDB is today an ecosystem partner of AWS and we have collaborated with AWS to ensure that the MariaDB connectors support the AWS Aurora service. I look forward to future co-operation on behalf of MariaDB users. Welcome AWS to the MariaDB community!