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[...] Rightscale makes the point that RDS instances are basically MySQL appliances, at the core just EC2 instances running MySQL. This is a capability RightScale has offered for years on top of the same infrastructure. The RDS instances then have some valuable, automated services layered on top to back up and scale the resources available to that EC2 instance. This is similar to the value added services Rightscale has offered as well as similar to the snapshot backups and in-place scaling Cloud Servers offers for all server types. A side note is that this is obviously a step that will be worrisome for some of the Amazon partners who are building businesses on top of Amazon’s infrastructure services. [...]