Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) 'Hosted MySQL database cloud service'

Amazon debuts new hosted service called “Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)” beta, that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You get direct database access without worrying infrastructure provisioning, software maintenance, or common database management tasks. Using RDS APIs or command-line tools, you can access full […]

Amazon debuts new hosted service called “Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)” beta, that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You get direct database access without worrying infrastructure provisioning, software maintenance, or common database management tasks. Using RDS APIs or command-line tools, you can access full capabilities of a MySQL 5.1 database instance. You can scale processing power and storage space as needed with a single API call and you can initiate fully consistent database snapshots at any time. All thats required to build a applications with MySQL will still apply, your code & queries will work as expected, and you can even import a dump file produced by mysqldump to get started. The tiers of service and pricing are:

More info: Amazon blog | Amazon RDS