Amazon to support Oracle database in the cloud

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Amazon Web Services has set out plans to make Oracle Database 11g available via the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), during the second quarter of 2011.

Amazon RDS is a web service designed to make it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.

Amazon says the service will include flexible pricing options for customers.

“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.”

Mark Townsend, vice president of Oracle Database Server Technologies, said: “Amazon continues to be a pioneer in cloud computing, and we’ve worked closely together to make sure that the power of the Oracle portfolio is available to customers who want to run them in the AWS cloud. With more and more Oracle Database users interested in running on AWS, we are working with AWS to make sure the ease of fulfilment and platform agility of Amazon RDS is available for the Oracle Database.”

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