Amazon RDS Software Reviews

Amazon RDS is the #4 ranked solution of our top Database as a Service tools. It's rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Google Cloud SQL - Amazon RDS vs Google Cloud SQL

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Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada B
Real User
IT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
Apr 06 2020

What is most valuable?

Most useful is its availability to support multiple databases, such as Aurora, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, MariaDB, and PostgresSQL. Your application can use multiple… more »

How has it helped my organization?

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… more »

What needs improvement?

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… more »

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

By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost.

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

Earlier, we were using traditional on-prem databases. The need to switch to Amazon RDS has been due to a variety of factors. One such factor is the need to move the… more »

What other advice do I have?

For new/existing customers building new products, such as Ola, Uber, or Swiggy, instead of building their own data center first and launching the product which involves… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The main reason to migrate to the cloud comes from moving the underutilized. Variable demand applications moving to the cloud benefit from a cost savings as well as when… more »
Sivashankar Rajaram
Real User
AWS Cloud RDS Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jun 02 2020

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Few minutes to launch RDS, DR, HA and monitoring configurations which reduced the administrative task and by the approach of pay for what we use reduced the cost. Performance is good when both Web application and DB are in same cloud. Need… more »

What needs improvement?

The fact that it is fully managed has some disadvantages, as well. I have worked on SQL Server, Oracle, and other RDBMS systems for more than 20 years. In many of these cases, I have been an administrator and required administrative… more »

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

Good amount of cost reduction in cloud but we need to have well defined monitoring rules to save cost even after hosted in cloud. You can scale-up and scale-down with minimal duration compare to on-prem DB Servers. Which add more cost… more »

What other advice do I have?

We have reached the stage where all of our critical applications are hosted on-premises, and the rest is hosted with a public cloud provider. We found that at one stage, it was more advantageous to store some of our core data in our own… more »
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Sr. Database Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The RDS is a community version, so there are many common features that are basic. It's not an enterprise version, but all the features are very good overall.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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… more »

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

We use the community version of the solution. I believe we only pay for the storage, but I'm not sure how it works exactly.

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

We are currently using a lot of other solutions as well. We have Oracle, we have PP2, and MySQL. We have a secret server as well.

What other advice do I have?

We're currently expanding multiple versions of the solution. We use the cloud deployment model and most clients are also in the AWS environment. I'd advise others to pay… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other solutions before choosing RDS. Since we're using everything else that is Amazon, it seemed like an obvious choice.

What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizeable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks.

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