Amazon RDS Room for Improvement

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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