RDS (Relational Database Service)

See Also

EC2, S3, SimpleDB, SQS, AS2, Connect to Network, SQL Query, Stored Procedure, MSMQ, FTP, Execute Web Service, SharePoint


Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you up to focus on your applications and business.

RDS is designed for developers or businesses who require the full features and capabilities of a relational database, or who wish to migrate existing applications and tools that utilize a relational database. It gives you access to the full capabilities of a MySQL 5.1 database running on your own Amazon RDS database instance.

Action Category


Available Activities

The following table briefly describes the available activities for this action arranged in alphabetical order. Click the appropriate link for more details regarding each activity.


RDS - Authorize Security Group

Authorizes network ingress for an Amazon EC2 security group or an IP address range.

RDS - Create Instance

Creates an RDS Instance.

RDS - Create Security Group

Creates a new RDS Security Group. Security Groups control which EC2 instances will have network access to your RDS Instance.

RDS - Create Session

Creates a unique session which can be used to associate subsequent RDS steps. This provides a single task the ability to execute numerous RDS operations associated to a specific session.

RDS - Create Snapshot

Creates a recoverable DB Snapshot of all data associated with a DB Instance. You can restore your DB Instance to these user-created snapshots at any point, even to reinstate a previously deleted DB Instance.

RDS - Delete Instance

Deletes an RDS Instance.

RDS - Delete Security Group

Deletes an existing RDS Security Group.

RDS - Delete Snapshot

Deletes an existing Snapshot.

RDS - End Session

Ends an RDS session.

RDS - List Instance(s)

Populates an AutoMate dataset with information regarding previously generated Instances.

RDS - List Security Group(s)

Populates an AutoMate dataset with information regarding previously generated Security Groups.

RDS - List Snapshot(s)

Populates a dataset with a list of Snapshots previously created as well as corresponding information.

RDS - Modify Instance

Modifies a DB Instance.

RDS - Reboot Instance

Reboots a DB Instance.

RDS - Revoke Security Group

Revoke access to a DB Security Group for a range of IP addresses.

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