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."
"The solution is very stable and offers great performance."
"Having the prediction happen in the modular format allows you to start with a lower version of Exadata and then you can keep on upgrading it as per your requirement."
"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."
"The solution's pricing could be improved."
"The customer's default choice is the on-premise version of this solution. Only when Oracle or the partners like us, can explain to customers the cloud value proposition, and if the compliance authorities allow, they can look into this cloud solution. It will take some time for Oracle to change its perception of customers' de-facto standards. Exadata used to be treated as a black box, which is not the case now. The customer is aware of what is happening inside, how the configurations have been made, and what patching has been applied. Oracle needs to market the cloud version better."
"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 of this solution is very comparative to others on the market. There is no direct comparison between this solution and with something else because I do not see any other similar product."
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 Exadata Express Cloud Service delivers a managed Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Enterprise Edition with options, running on Oracle Exadata engineered systems – all at a highly affordable entry-level price. It is a full Oracle Database experience, compatible with what you get on-premises or in other Oracle Database Cloud Services, provisioned within minutes, and suitable for small to medium sized data.
Amazon RDS is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 6 reviews while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is ranked 8th in Database as a Service with 2 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 7.6, while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is rated 8.0. 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 Express Cloud Service writes "Plenty of features, unique functionality, and priced well". 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 Express Cloud Service is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Exadata and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse.
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