Amazon RDS Review

A valuable feature is the easy creation of new databases. Migration to RDS using the default tools is complicated.

What is most valuable?

  • Easy creation of new databases
  • Maintenance is fully automatic (backups, monitoring, and patches)

How has it helped my organization?

We are using it as shared QA environment.

What needs improvement?

Migration to RDS using the default tools is very complicated.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this product for one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had stability problems. It is much more stable than a standard datacenter.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This had the same scalability issues as Oracle databases on premise.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have never needed technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was very simple.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am using BYOL.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Oracle database on-premises on Amazon EC2 and on Oracle Cloud.

What other advice do I have?

It requires time to adapt to the idea that you do not have any access to the O/S.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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