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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is best suited for creating complex, highly available and commercial databases, in a very straightforward way. The database size should be medium to large because only then will you be able to justify the extra cost incurred for using Amazon Aurora. Another aspect is that if you are already using AWS and most of your applications and services are on the cloud, then it makes sense to use Amazon Aurora since it fits in the Amazon ecosystem really well.
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Oracle Database

The Oracle Database is very suitable for large-scale enterprise level applications, like maintaining a database for users of a particular electronic currency which interacts with credit card accounts and has a various number of functionalities like automatic transfer of money on a particular date and so on. This is obviously only one particular domain but in reality, it can be used in many other domains.Oracle can be used for much smaller level applications or information storage purposes as well, but it might just be an overkill due to the performance issues it has, for example, using Oracle where we only need a small number of tables with almost all static values is not efficient.
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Pros

Amazon Aurora

  • Aurora is a relational database as a service on AWS which is MySQL and Postgres compatible. So if you are looking for a serverless option which going through need to host and manage a database then Aurora as a service is great.
  • It is a simple and cost-effective open source database which is much cheaper than a normal database cost. Hence very efficient for microservices database where you do not need one very large centralized database but many small databases that are available and low latency.
  • Aurora provides high performance and low latency. Last year they also announced multi-master in the same region and read replicas in multiple regions. This is very convenient if you are trying to design and build a highly reliable application.
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Oracle Database

  • Oracle packages have a nice way of bundling functionality like classes. Stored procedures and Functions are well organized.
  • Oracle database is very user friendly and performance has increased in the version 12c as compared to previous versions.
  • In Oracle database we can store huge amount of data without any issues and it is one of the best tool for working with relational databases
  • Backup and recovery process is simplified as compared to earlier versions of Oracle database
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Cons

Amazon Aurora

  • Without direct access to the instances it isn't possible to do a few things you'd be able to do if you were running your own database server, but this is rarely an issue
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Oracle Database

  • Oracle is bit more expensive and difficult to setup initially though later it will be easy to maintain.
  • While we were upgrading from Oracle database 11g to 12c, few legacy stored procs stopped working.
  • Though Oracle DB has nice UI, compatible with the application, can manage data easily, but some of the features are not free.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Aurora

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Oracle Database

Oracle Database 9.6
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As I already mentioned, Oracle Database provides various features in every updated database version. It ensures availability, scalability, and integrity.
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Usability

Amazon Aurora

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Oracle Database

Oracle Database 9.2
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Very usable.
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Support

Amazon Aurora

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Oracle Database

Oracle Database 6.5
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The product is very good but when you need help it's very difficult. Oracle must have a database with all the customers' configuration so we don't lose a lot of time answering questions.We finally contract with a premium DBA to solve all our issues.
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Implementation

Amazon Aurora

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Oracle Database

Oracle Database 9.6
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The Oracle Database implementation is very easy for a well-trained administrator.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Aurora

Using cloud-based services such as RDS or Aurora take all the hassle out of managing database servers yourself. It also gives you the flexibility to easily spin up and down additional instances and as when required. Where Aurora outshines RDS is in terms of performance - we saw around 2-5x improvement in query read times across the board.
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Oracle Database

Oracle is quite stable and feature rich in comparison with other RDBMS available in market. Other RDBMS, do not support VLDB, not feature rich, low performance and a lot of bugs.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Aurora

  • The main positive for my team is the time that has been freed up from the tasks of managing updates and fixing replication issues.
  • A negative for myself as a database administrator is removal of features that were available in Mysql. Examples include 1) the use of the storage engines other than InnoDB (such as the Federated Storage Engine), 2) certain administrative privileges such as ability to export to csv file and easy ability to kill processes. I seem to also forget they removed the built-in kill ability and you must use their own provided kill functionality.
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Oracle Database

  • Oracle is quite expansive. One needs to plan very carefully their server configuration. License cost is on per CPU/thread basis. For RAC, it is even more expansive.
  • Use freeware DB like maria DB, Postgre for less critical applications.
  • ROI depends upon application critical. If application is mission critical, go for ORACLE.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Aurora

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Oracle Database

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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