Gurudeva Kalledevarpurada BIT Solution Architect at SEARCHING
ErmanArslan, Oracle ACESr. Director, Systems & Databases at GTech
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."
"The most valuable feature is that it is based on Exadata infrastructure, which is Oracle 's leading engineered system that is trusted, fault-tolerant, and has unique performance features."
"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."
"As a customer, you can't see the boot messages of your virtualized guest machines."
"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 machine and the cloud model itself already have licensing advantages."
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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.
Exadata Cloud at Customer delivers Exadata as an Oracle Cloud Service in the physical protection of a customer data center and is based on comprehensive security measures deployed in the hardware infrastructure, network, Exadata platform, and Oracle database.
Amazon RDS is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 6 reviews while Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is ranked 7th in Database as a Service with 1 review. Amazon RDS is rated 7.6, while Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer 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 Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer writes "Good performance, improves efficiency, easy to manage, and automatically updates with zero downtime". Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, MongoDB Atlas, SQL Azure and Google Cloud Spanner, whereas Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is most compared with MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud Spanner.
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