Amazon RDS - MySQL Creating DB

As a cloud platform AWS gives you very minimal number of steps to setup a DB in RDS. Creating a MYSqlDB can be done in three ways. Using AWS management console, AWS CLI or AWS API. We will look at each of these approaches one by one.

Using AWS management Console

AWS management console is the most convenient way to get started with RDS. You login to the AWS console using your AWS account details, locate the RDS service and then follow the steps shown below to create a MariaDB instance.


Select the MSSql Engine form the console.



Specify the required DB details.



In this step you decide on the db instance class, amount of storage allocated also set the master password along with few other details.



The final step is to click create database, after which the MySql DB is created with a available end point as shown below.


Using CLI

To create a MySql DB instance by using the AWS CLI, call the create-db-instance command with the parameters below.

aws rds create-db-instance \
    --db-instance-identifier mydbinstance \
    --db-instance-class db.m1.small \
    --engine MySQL \
    --allocated-storage 20 \
    --master-username masterawsuser \
    --master-user-password masteruserpassword \
    --backup-retention-period 3

Using API

To create a MariaDB instance by using the Amazon RDS API, we call the CreateDBInstance action with the parameters as shown below.