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"By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost.""The cost of using this solution is similar to that of having your own data center.""The price could be better.""It is less expensive than SQL Server. We pay based on the usage on a monthly basis."

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Top Answer: It is easy to use, flexible, and powerful.
Top Answer: It is less expensive than SQL Server. We pay based on the usage on a monthly basis.
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Overview

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.

Cloud Spanner is the first and only relational database service that is both strongly consistent and horizontally scalable. With Cloud Spanner you enjoy all the traditional benefits of a relational database: ACID transactions, relational schemas (and schema changes without downtime), SQL queries, high performance, and high availability. But unlike any other relational database service, Cloud Spanner scales horizontally, to hundreds or thousands of servers, so it can handle the highest of transactional workloads. With automatic scaling, synchronous data replication, and node redundancy, Cloud Spanner delivers up to 99.999% (five 9s) of availability for your mission critical applications. In fact, Google’s internal Spanner service has been handling millions of queries per second from many Google services for years.

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Streak, Optiva, Mixpanel
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider24%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company7%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise30%
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Amazon RDS is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 6 reviews while Google Cloud Spanner is ranked 6th in Database as a Service. Amazon RDS is rated 7.6, while Google Cloud Spanner is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Amazon RDS writes "Helps to scale your database by providing Read Replicas, reducing transaction time". On the other hand, Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, MongoDB Atlas, SQL Azure and EDB Managed DBaaS Service, whereas Google Cloud Spanner is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, SQL Azure, Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer and IBM Cloudant.

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