You can now use RDS with AWS OpsWorks, an application deployment and management service. OpsWorks allows you to incorporate DevOps practices to seamlessly deploy code and operate services. DevOps focuses on collaborating across development and operations facilitating continuous software delivery, shared code bases, and automated deploys, which results in faster delivery of features and more stable operating environments. OpsWorks automates deployments and standardizes production environments, a key aspect of DevOps. What this means for an RDS user is OpsWorks can scale your EC2 application servers according to demand and ensure it has the most current code base deployed. It can automatically configure and connect your new server to your RDS database. OpsWorks will ensure consistent provisioning of your resources with no manual configuring.