Compare Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Database as a Service

Amazon RDS is ranked 4th in Database as a Service with 1 review while Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 9 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 8.0, while Oracle Database as a Service is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon RDS writes "Good overall features, a good community version, and an easy initial setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database as a Service writes "One of the benefits is the ability to use solutions you're familiar with and leverage the cloud. ". Amazon RDS is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud SQL and Oracle Database as a Service, whereas Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS.
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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.

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The most valuable aspects of the solution are the general database system resilience and security.It is a product brought to you by a company that concentrates only on database solutions, so it is the best at what it does.One of the key features is Oracle Database as a Service. We chose to implement it as a service, which provides good performance, for example. Flexibility and other features let us implement database research with the SQL team range of features also.When we want more information on something that we are using, it is easy to find related topics on the internet.Scalability is very easy. If you want to, you can make it onto two or three servers, racks, or whatever you want. It's easy.Improves client satisfaction by decreasing their problems.Not only does it provide a mature, reliable solution for DR. It also helps if application owners need to look into data which is a couple of hours old, using Flashback Database on the standby database.Data Guard is the best solution for Disaster Recovery.

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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.

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Documentation is difficult to find. Since we're experienced with Oracle technology, we have also found many errors in it. Not everything is 100% accurate.The interface can be difficult and there may be so many features that users and even vendors are unaware that they exist.The direct scaling is a feature that has room for improvement. I would like to see virtual management machines that can scale storage well with zero downtime. The backup option and patching would then be much easier to do.In the next release, I would like to see a framework for memory management.Some of the technical features could be improved. They have a problem with some of the object types. I think this is one of the issues which is needed to be improved.I would like to see a better dashboard for the storage. It need to be more complete overall.My favorite option – Multitenant – should be available for some pluggable databases in all editions, without any fee.An 8GB download for software is far too big. Nowadays it should be possible to simply use RPM packages on Linux/Unix.

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The pricing may seem expensive, but the value corresponds to the quality of the product.The price depends on the solution you choose: standard, enterprise, or high performance. For example, enterprise can start between 0.4 an hour up to 1,800. Additional fees also depends on what package you choose. Your feels will be different if you choose the standard, enterprise, high performance, or extreme package. You will pay in relation to what option you ask for. The price is very good if you compare it to other databases.The licensing is a nightmare. Tons of options which need to be licensed individually, and no real offering for VMware or other Hypervisors.There should be a standard way to license the database in a virtual environment (e.g. VMware) and there should be a low-end version (like Standard Edition One) again.

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RDSOracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud
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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.

Oracle Database Cloud Service combines the power of Oracle Database, with the unique capabilities of the Oracle Cloud. The service provides a secure, automated data management platform that leverages on demand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services via a simple web based user interface and RESTful API. Oracle Database Cloud Service provides elastic database services for development, test, and production environments of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and mixed workload applications. It enables businesses to reap all Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) benefits including subscriptionbased, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments and accelerates time to value by simplifying the provisioning and administration of Oracle databases.
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