Amazon RDS Room for Improvement

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. Another improvement that Amazon could do is to market their product so that more customers can use it. With Microsoft having its own cloud Azure hosting SQL Server databases and Oracle coming up with its own cloud, there appears to be more competition. As more customers move to Amazon cloud, it will increase the utilization of the RDS, then more customers will be able to harness the power of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). View full review »
Sivashankar Rajaram
AWS Cloud RDS Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
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 privileges to perform many of the tasks that I did. As I now work on a fully managed and maintained database, it is taking me longer to figure out how to perform these same operations that I was used to doing on-premises. Essentially, having a great deal of experience as an RDBMS administrator has made it harder for me to move forward when working on a database that is fully managed. It would be helpful if they made it easier to migrate from an existing on-premises solution to the cloud-based service. Technical support could use some improvement. View full review »
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. View full review »
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