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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.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 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 feature is the integration into other Oracle applications.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.

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It would be helpful if they made it easier to migrate from an existing on-premises solution to the cloud-based service.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.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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The licensing model is complicated and should be simplified.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The cost of using this solution is similar to that of having your own data center.By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost.

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The pricing is a little bit expensive.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.

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Top Answer: Cobalt Iron and Veeam both work with these services.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost.
Top Answer: The most valuable aspects of the solution are the general database system resilience and security.
Top Answer: The improvements we require are mostly regarding the documentation and compatibility with other systems or with other non-Oracle technologies. Documentation is difficult to find. Since we're… more »
Top Answer: We primarily are using the solution for clients who want to migrate their applications. We have an on-premises version for testing to see how that would work.
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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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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Database as a Service and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,827 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Amazon RDS is ranked 4th in Database as a Service with 3 reviews while Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 6 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 7.6, while Oracle Database as a Service is rated 7.8. 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, SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner, MongoDB Atlas and EDB Managed DBaaS Service, whereas Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner and MongoDB Atlas. See our Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Database as a Service report.

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