• Application servers can accelerate all read and write requests to RDS
  • Accelerate and save on data transfer costs when replicating between RDS and external databases
  • Works with both traditional and VPC-based RDS servers


  • A Speed-as-a-Service account with an active subscription
  • For RDS in VPC, CloudOptimizer Dedicated Server running on at least a medium instance in your VPC


You can use Speed-as-a-Service to accelerate data movement into and out of Amazon RDS. You can accelerate connections between your RDS service and any Windows or Linux computer that acts as a client. For example, you can use Speed-as-a-Service to accelerate all connections between Linux application servers and RDS. If you have clients that operate directly on the database, you can install our lightweight Windows client to enable acceleration from the client to RDS.

To use traditional RDS servers, all that you need is an active Speed-as-a-Service account. Just enable the regions that you use in RDS and install our software on your RDS client systems. No other configuration is required. Your clients will route connections to RDS through the Speed-as-a-Service network, where optimizations such as compression, deduplication, and protocol streamlining are applied.

To use RDS in VPC, launch our Dedicated CloudOptimizer Server instance from the AWS Marketplace within your VPC. Give it an internal and external network interface. Then define a CloudOptimizer server object in the Speed-as-a-Service Dashboard using the external IP address of the Dedicated Server. Your clients will route connections to RDS through your dedicated CloudOptimizer server. There is no additional fee payable to CloudOpt for running the Dedicated CloudOptimizer Server. You will also be able to use your dedicated CloudOptimizer to accelerate other connections to your VPC if you choose.

For more information, please see the Speed-as-a-Service Quick Start Guide for RDS.