Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching and backups.
The Amazon RDS Getting Started Guide shows you step-by-step how to perform these tasks. To control and automate Amazon RDS resources from the command line, use the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Amazon RDS allows you to use a simple set of web services APIs to create, delete and modify database instances.