Software debt exists in different ways. Technical debt is widely known, some other forms are competence debt and quality debt. Software debt can cause product maintenance costs to increase and can depress developers. Several solutions exist to manage software debt.
Amazon recently added a new MySQL database offering to their Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform named Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). InfoQ explores the benefits and shortcomings of this new service, how it compares to running a local MySQL database, maintenance and replication, the 4-hour weekly downtime window requirement, availability zones, and future plans.