Amazon RDS Pros and Cons

Amazon RDS Pros

Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B
IT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
It makes it easy to administer the database. It helps to scale your database by providing Read Replicas, which reduce transaction time. It is highly available and durable which helps in disaster recovery and management.
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Sivashankar Rajaram
AWS Cloud RDS Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is that it is a fully managed database, where they handle most of the administrative tasks and leaves the users more time to concentrate on business.
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reviewer1472997
CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The product is very, very easy to use.
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reviewer963066
Sr. Database Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The provisioning is much faster. You don't have to prepare hardware or install software. You just need to create an instance and you have a database.
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Agnaldo Carmo
Data Engineer at Elastacloud
The initial setup is straightforward, and technical support is good.
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Amazon RDS Cons

Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B
IT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
The Amazon RDS engine could provide features for additional databases, such as Db2. It could also provide support for other databases, such as NoSQL databases, DynamoDB, and Apache Cassandra. They could all stay under one hood.
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Sivashankar Rajaram
AWS Cloud RDS Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It would be helpful if they made it easier to migrate from an existing on-premises solution to the cloud-based service.
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reviewer1472997
CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
You can only get access from the sales support. That means if you want to buy something or renew your subscription or upgrade, all these services are easily available. Yet, if you would like to get some technical support, you have to pay for it. You have to pay for an additional subscription.
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reviewer963066
Sr. Database Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
A lot of the features are disabled by default. The solution should enable more features. I understand this could cause challenges to management for many clients using RDS, however.
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Agnaldo Carmo
Data Engineer at Elastacloud
I also don't think it's very scalable.
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Learn what your peers think about Amazon RDS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: March 2021.
466,017 professionals have used our research since 2012.