Amazon Launches RDS Proxy Preview

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service.

Amazon launched the preview of Amazon RDS Proxy, which is a fully managed database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service.
 
Amazon said that RDS Proxy makes applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure. After the preview of MySQL engine, Amazon had also extended to the PostgreSQL compatibility. The company announced that it is now generally available for both engines.
 
Amazon RDS Proxy lets applications to pool and share connections established with the database. It improves database efficiency, application scalability, and security. The Proxy reduces client recovery time after failover by up to approx 78% for Amazon Aurora MySQL and by up to more than 30% for Amazon RDS for MySQL. Additionally, its authentication and access can be managed via integration with AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Identity and Access Management.
 
 
According to Amazon, RDS Proxy can be enabled for most applications with no code change. Users do not need to provision or manage any additional infrastructure and will only pay per vCPU of the database instance for which the proxy is enabled.
 
Users can get started with Amazon RDS Proxy in just a few clicks by reaching to the AWS management console and creating an RDS Proxy endpoint for the RDS databases. In the navigation pane, you need to choose Proxies and Create proxy.
 
Presently, RDS Proxy is available for the MySQL and PostgreSQL engine family. This engine family includes RDS for MySQL 5.6 and 5.7, PostgreSQL 10.11 and 11.5.
 
To learn more you can visit the official blog here.



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