Amazon Web Services Launches New Database Service

Seattle-based Amazon Web Services launched a new database service Tuesday, rolling out a new managed database service , the Amazon Relational Database Services for Microsoft SQL Server, and ASP.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk. Amazon said the service helps businesses to deploy, manage, and scale SQL Server database and ASP.NET applications. The new service currently supports SQL Server 2008 R2, and will eventually include support for SQL Server 2012 later this year. The addition of the service helps web developers who are using Microsoft and its .NET development environment, and manages the complexity of deploying and creating SQL Server databases. The addition of SQL Server support comes on top of existing Amazon RDS and Elastic Beanstalk support for MySQL and Oracle databases.