Learn how to connect and manage databases in Humanitec.
Humanitec supports a range of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) out of the box. In all of these systems there is a distinction between the database and the RDBMS server or instance.
From a resource perspective, Humanitec works with the databases in an already provisioned and runninginstance.
The access method refers to how Humanitec connects to an RDBMS instance. Currently, 3 access methods are supported out of the box:
A direct connection is where Humanitec connects directly to the RDBMS instance. The instance must be accessible on the public internet for this to be possible. This is the default configuration when using Aiven managed databases, or public Amazon RDS and Azure Databases.