AWS RDS on Outposts goes GA


Roughly six months after AWS's Outposts hybrid cloud platform outposts hit general release, RDS databases, including MySQL and PostgreSQL are now generally available on it. That makes RDS on Outposts one of the first vendor-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offerings that can run inside the customer's data center. For the record, Oracle is the only other database provider to have a similar offering, with Exadata Cloud at Customer. On initial release, RDS on AWS Outposts will support MySQL 8.0.17 and PostgreSQL 12.2. AWS Outposts is a hybrid cloud platform that takes a very familiar form: the classic turnkey system, where the vendor provides bundled hardware and software, and manages the provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. In essence, it is a piece of the AWS cloud that runs inside the customer's data center.