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.

[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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