Anonymous UserSr. Database Architect at a comms service provider
Osama MustafaCloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
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."
"When we want more information on something that we are using, it is easy to find related topics on the internet."
"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."
"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."
"The most valuable aspects of the solution are the general database system resilience and security."
"The most valuable feature is the integration into other Oracle applications."
"My impression of the scalability of Oracle Database as a Service is very high."
"If the solution is installed in your environment correctly, you are not going to have any issues whatsoever. It's problem-free."
"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."
"In the next release, I would like to see a framework for memory management."
"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."
"The interface can be difficult and there may be so many features that users and even vendors are unaware that they exist."
"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 licensing model is complicated and should be simplified."
"The initial setup is complex. This is not a really easy solution. It is very large, so it's hard to install, but it's not impossible."
"One of the things that I have noticed is that there are some services that will give you a hard time during implementation if you are looking at the documentation of Oracle. Sometimes the documentation information is quite limited. It's an aspect of the solution they could improve."
"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."
"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 pricing may seem expensive, but the value corresponds to the quality of the product."
"The pricing is a little bit expensive."
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 Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 4th in Database as a Service with 7 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 7.8, while Oracle Database as a Service 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 Oracle Database as a Service writes "Good, reliable product for providing database as a service and helps manage the traffic on the network". Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, MongoDB Atlas, SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner and EDB Managed DBaaS Service, whereas Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud Spanner and MongoDB Atlas. See our Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Database as a Service report.
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