Amazon RDS Review
Easy to use, flexible, powerful, and stable
What is our primary use case?
It is used for multiple needs. We have a transaction system with multiple databases, such as SQL Server and MySQL.
What is most valuable?
It is easy to use, flexible, and powerful.
What needs improvement?
When you are using it for the first time, it is a little bit hard to configure. The first-time configuration is not very easy. It should be easier to configure.
Its installation should also be simpler. Currently, its installation is very complex.
With SQL Server, we have access to the SQL Server analysis services and reporting services, but such services are not available with Amazon RDS.
For how long have I used the solution?
I have been using this solution for a couple of months.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
We have around ten users of this solution. We plan to keep using this solution.
How are customer service and technical support?
I have not interacted with them.
How was the initial setup?
Its installation is very complex. It takes one whole day.
What about the implementation team?
I did it with the help of someone else. We have three or four people for deployment and maintenance.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
It is less expensive than SQL Server. We pay based on the usage on a monthly basis.
What other advice do I have?
I would rate Amazon RDS an eight out of ten.
Which deployment model are you using for this solution?