Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada BIT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
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 features that I have found most valuable include the very easy integrations. The integrations are fantastic. I have not faced any challenges from the integration standpoint."
"The most valuable feature is the schemaless architecture."
"The cloud-based nature of this solution makes it flexible and scalable."
"The solution is easy to use, the console is user-friendly, and overall a well-designed solution. It takes a complex system and makes it easy to understand. Additionally, the solution is always advancing and they provide a roadmap into what is coming in the future."
"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 am still new with it, but since I mentioned that I'm using this product for only the last six months and my experience with this product is good thus far, on a scale of one to ten, I would give MongoDB Atlas a six."
"The replica side, like the venue, can be improved."
"Querying a dataset is not very intuitive, so I think that it can be improved."
"The installation was straightforward except for the network hardware because it was a little complicated to make the connection with our VPC on AWS."
"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."
"We're currently using the Atlas for the night and don't require a license. However, it can be a problem if you want to use their enterprise environment. Then you need to purchase the license."
"The solution is expensive overall. It does not require a license but if you want the support then you will need to purchase the license. They use a pay-as-you-go model and you are able to receive some discounts by making longer usage commitments."
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.
MongoDB Atlas delivers the world’s leading database for modern applications as a fully automated cloud service engineered and run by the same team that builds the database. Proven operational and security practices are built in, automating time-consuming administration tasks such as infrastructure provisioning, database setup, ensuring availability, global distribution, backups, and more. The easy-to-use UI and API let you spend more time building your applications and less time managing your database.
Amazon RDS is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 7 reviews while MongoDB Atlas is ranked 5th in Database as a Service with 4 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 7.8, while MongoDB Atlas is rated 8.2. 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 MongoDB Atlas writes "Fantastic integrations, with multiple support levels". Amazon RDS is most compared with Oracle Database as a Service, Google Cloud SQL, SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner and EDB Managed DBaaS Service, whereas MongoDB Atlas is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud SQL, IBM Cloudant, Oracle Database as a Service and Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer. See our Amazon RDS vs. MongoDB Atlas report.
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