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Pros
"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."

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"The reliability is the most valuable feature. It is also user-friendly."

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Cons
"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."

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"I would give their support a ten if they had more tutorials available."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The initial setup is straightforward, and technical support is good.
Top Answer: The price could be better. We have better options like Microsoft Azure to use in the cloud. I also don't think it's very scalable.
Top Answer: The reliability is the most valuable feature. It is also user-friendly.
Top Answer: I would like for the way that the results are displayed to be improved. It is hard to follow with the way it is now. The interface should be more simple. The data should be presented in a simpler way.
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1
Average Words per Review
233
Rating
9.0
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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.

A fully-managed cloud SQL database. Powered by a turbo-charged Db2 engine.

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Owens-Illinois, KONE Corp., Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, Canon Europe, Delhaize America, Wimbledon
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Amazon RDS is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 6 reviews while IBM Db2 on Cloud is ranked 10th in Database as a Service with 1 review. Amazon RDS is rated 7.6, while IBM Db2 on Cloud is rated 9.0. 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 IBM Db2 on Cloud writes "Reliable and user-friendly ". Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, MongoDB Atlas, SQL Azure and IBM Cloudant, whereas IBM Db2 on Cloud is most compared with .

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