Amazon RDS Competitors and Alternatives

The top Amazon RDS competitors are
  • SQL Azure
  • Oracle Database as a Service
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Google Cloud Spanner
Read reviews of Amazon RDS competitors and alternatives
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 21 2016

What is most valuable?

It provides the ability to run from a simple schema base to a real application database, including the option to run it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, when proposing cloud solutions for Oracle database to enterprise clients the lack of a viable high... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, there is no simple method to modify the orchestrations on which the compute hosts are based. Hence, unlike... more»

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

The cloud option provides a lot of benefits for Oracle shops, as it reduces the upfront costs and converts the... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have used other cloud providers. However, they did not have a true high-availability cloud solution. The second... more»

What other advice do I have?

This provides an enterprise-class cloud solution that can scale to terabyte-sized databases in the cloud without having... more»
Vladimir Olenin
Real User
Senior Enterprise Architect with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Automated backups * Read replicas * Integration with other GCP services

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced management overhead on the DB side; scripted env-ts (setup and tear down of the infrastructure within GCP).

What needs improvement?

* Accessibility over internal network, rather than by public IP only * MySQL clustering (rather than replication or... more»

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

Licensing is not applicable; pricing is reasonable. Slightly more expensive than corresponding Google Compute Engine... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Hosted MySQL DB, maintained by DBA; reason for switch: overall move to the cloud of other GCP components.

What other advice do I have?

Most benefit would be for organizations which are moving other services to Google Cloud.
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Microsoft
itmanage402807
Real User
IT Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 13 2017

What is most valuable?

* Availability and scalability * Ability to understand the application and not necessarily the structure of your... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have configured this solution into a worldwide application based on Microsoft SQL with SQL Azure and with SQL Azure... more»

What needs improvement?

Maybe the portal should have a more detailed and granular way to query data. You can use API for this purpose. Azure is... more»

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

You need to be careful about the size of your database or pool in order to fit it exactly within your budget.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other databases like PostgreSQL and SQL Server were evaluated. We decided to switch because our .NET application works... more»

What other advice do I have?

The best use of this product is the combination with other SaaS services. Evaluate communication on premise if you need... more»

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