Oracle Database as a Service Competitors and Alternatives

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Sr. Database Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Nov 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The RDS is a community version, so there are many common features that are basic. It's not an enterprise version, but all the features are very good overall.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We use the community version of the solution. I believe we only pay for the storage, but I'm not sure how it works exactly.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are currently using a lot of other solutions as well. We have Oracle, we have PP2, and MySQL. We have a secret server as well.

What other advice do I have?

We're currently expanding multiple versions of the solution. We use the cloud deployment model and most clients are also in the AWS environment. I'd advise others to pay… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate other solutions before choosing RDS. Since we're using everything else that is Amazon, it seemed like an obvious choice.
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