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 Chapter 1. Overview

Rackspace Cloud Databases is an OpenStack-based MySQL relational database service that allows Rackspace customers to easily provision database instances of varying virtual resource sizes without the need to maintain and/or update MySQL. Interactions with Cloud Databases occur programmatically via the Cloud Databases API as described in this developer guide.

[Important]Important

As of release 1.0.35, the XML data serialization format in the Cloud Databases API is deprecated and will be removed from the API in 60 days.

[Note]Note

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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