Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada BIT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
Hendrik De SchinkelCloud Data Engineer at Programmads
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The product is very, very easy to use."
"The initial setup is straightforward, and technical support is good."
"It is easy to use, flexible, and powerful."
"For me, RDS is a great solution. I like that Amazon RDS is a very simple solution to implement and to start using."
"The most valuable features are that it's easy to use, simple, and user-friendly."
"Its most valuable feature is that it's scalable. I can start off with a base of a lot of data and move as much as I want and it's the same as if asked to do a lot of infrastructure changes."
"Ease of management and the ability to oversee the statistics of your SQL."
"I found its storage and security to be the most valuable. It was a good experience. It is also very stable and scalable, and its support is perfect."
"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."
"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."
"It would be helpful if they made it easier to migrate from an existing on-premises solution to the cloud-based service."
"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."
"I also don't think it's very scalable."
"When you are using it for the first time, it is a little bit hard to configure. The first-time configuration is not very easy. It should be easier to configure. Its installation should also be simpler. Currently, its installation is very complex. With SQL Server, we have access to the SQL Server analysis services and reporting services, but such services are not available with Amazon RDS."
"It would be better if it integrated seamlessly with Microsoft products. Our clients use the Microsoft Tally application server. We already tried to create a reputation from, for example, an on-premises environment from our client to Amazon RDS using Microsoft Tally server, and we couldn't do that because we didn't have a strong user in RDS. We couldn't create a reputation from an on-premises environment from the Microsoft Tally server to RDS. I think that it would be a good implementation, and it would help us with this case."
"I would like to see better integration with all the different tools on the platform."
"Google Cloud SQL still needs better connectivity to outside, existing data sources."
"Google's technical support is good, but they tend to never reopen a case and to send us snippets from the publicly available documentation. It's not as helpful as you would expect, not just for Google Cloud SQL but for all of Google Cloud products."
"I am yet to explore a lot of features that are present in this solution. However, it would be good if more documentation is available for this solution. This would help us in preparing for the certification exam and understand it better. Currently, we don't have much documentation. We do the labs for 20 or 25 minutes, but we can't capture and download anything."
"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."
"It's really cheap. It wouldn't be more than, I believe it's around 50 euro per month for running a cloud SQL."
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.
Amazon RDS is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 7 reviews while Google Cloud SQL is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 4 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 7.8, while Google Cloud SQL is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Amazon RDS writes "Helps to scale your database by providing Read Replicas, reducing transaction time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud SQL writes "Scalable and cost effective solution for data analysis". Amazon RDS is most compared with Oracle Database as a Service, MongoDB Atlas, SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner and EDB Managed DBaaS Service, whereas Google Cloud SQL is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner, Oracle Database as a Service and MongoDB Atlas. See our Amazon RDS vs. Google Cloud SQL report.
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