RDS is essentially an O&M framework for databases of customers in the cloud. RDS requires less efforts and skills from DBAs or system administrators compared to legacy DB scenarios.
RDS provides the following functions:
Professional database instances management
RDS Console provides comprehensive function menus allowing an easy, secure database management and maintenance using browsers, such as:
- Primary-Standby instances deployment
- Instances management and access
- Database Migration
- Scale-up the compute and storage capacity
- Database engine parameters configuration
- Log management
Simple data backup and recovery online
On RDS Console, only a few clicks are necessary to perform a manual snapshot or set an automated backup policy to back up data to a secure and stable object-based storage space. Customers can restoring a DB Instance to a specified time (PITR, Point-In-Time Recovery).
Comprehensive monitoring system
On RDS Console, customers can use the dashboard and instance list to directly view the operating status of created instances. There are more than 20 performance resource monitoring views to observe the current and historical operating status of database instances, as well as error logs and slow query logs.
Database performance optimization
Customers can identify performance bottlenecks and locate faults or exceptions by observing the operating status and log statistics, respectively.
Customers can customize or adjust database parameters.
Performing this operations facilitates the optimal database performance, allowing customers to more easily meet service requirements.