When we create a RDS instance, we are asked whether it is intended for a production environment or not.
We can't figure out what is the real difference between those.
It looks like "dev/test" doesn't allow for IOPS provisionning and multi-AZ deployment, which is probably something useful... when you run seriously sized apps.
Also, prod isn't eligible for free tier... not the kind of limitation which prevents you from using a "dev" instance for production.
What about simple small websites, like our intranet, or some humble customer's online shop ? Is there any disadvantage in using a "dev/test" instance for small production environments ?
Except for IOPS & multi-AZ availability, is there any restriction in functionnalities ?