Chapter 1. Overview

Rackspace Cloud Databases is a fully managed database service based on Openstack. Using Cloud Databases, customers can easily provision database instances of varying virtual resource sizes without the need to maintain and/or update the database engine. Interactions with Cloud Databases occur programmatically via the Cloud Databases API as described in this developer guide.


Rackspace recommends that Cloud Databases users back up their data using backups in Cloud Databases.

The following figure shows an overview of Cloud Databases Infrastructure:

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