Rackspace has announced a significant expansion of its managed services for Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company launches a managed database service for AWS, reports ZDNet. This is a suite of services designed to help companies adopt Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue and Amazon Athena.

The new service focuses on helping customers prepare, load and search datasets quickly and easily. At the same time, operational costs and time to market must be reduced. Rackspace also helps customers with the service to set up, integrate and optimise their IT systems with Amazon’s relational database management, data warehouse and serverless computing solutions.

The Managed Database Services are now available to all customers in all AWS regions.

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Rackspace was once seen as one of AWS’ biggest competitors for public cloud services. A few years ago, however, the company admitted that it did not have the infrastructure and possibilities to be able to compete effectively with Amazon. As a result, the company has reinvented itself by creating a niche as a provider of managed services for AWS and its competitors, including Microsoft and Google.

At the time of that shift, the company also went off the stock market, after a $4.3 billion deal with Apollo Global Management.

Holger Mueller, principal analyst and vice president of Constellation Research, tells Silicon Angle that enterprise customers need these types of managed services. The reason is that many of them do not have the skills and know-how to manage and maintain cloud-based databases for their next-generation application workloads. “As enterprise automation moves to the cloud, traditional database information must also be available there.

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