How different is the Amazons RDS DB Instance different from The normal EC2 Instance other than the fact that RDS DB Instance has a Database server running on it?
When an EC2 Instance goes down all the data associated with it also vanishes(when you dont attach an EBS). Is this true for RDS DB Instance as well?
I have already set up my database server with the following: 1 small EC2 Instance(m1.small) with MySQL server installed and attached a 10GB EBS and routed the MySQL Data Directories to EBS.
Is the small Instance of RDS any Different from the above?