In this section, we will detail step-by-step on how to set up and manage an Oracle Standard instance in AWS. This will include the setting up and configuration of Oracle as well as the import and backup of data.
Oracle does not supply a bundled AMI complete with bundled charging like Microsoft does with SQL Server. Instead Oracle supplies existing AMIs without bundled pricing and supports the transfer of your new or existing licenses to Oracle instances running in EC2 on AWS.
While this approach does mean it is more complex to set up initially, the flexibility gained under this model to install the version of Oracle that best fits your needs is well worth the little bit of extra work!
All of the Oracle pre-built AMIs—as supplied by Oracle—are configured to run on Oracle Enterprise Linux Release 5. There are no pre-built AMIs as supplied by Oracle at this time configured to run under the Windows operating system...