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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Aurora

When already using a relational database, either MySQL or PostgreSQL, the change to Amazon Aurora should be very straightforward. The main benefits you get are cost efficiency and ease with regards to the storage, as it scales with you, and managing clusters including failovers are made very straightforward for you.If you are looking for a database which can scale up and down quickly with demand, Aurora may not be the best fit. However, there is now an Amazon Aurora Serverless service which attempts to address this requirement. I do not have any experience with it, so cannot comment further - but it is possible it will fit your use-case.
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Quick Base

For us, Quick Base gets used when we want to collaborate across companies (or even distant offices internally), when we have a need for a database come up on very short notice, and/or when we expect the needs of the application to frequently change. Quick Base allows us to manage all of those things easily, and we have not found another solution that does so.We don't use Quick Base if there are very complicated rules for data integrity, relationships, triggers, etc. We also don't use it to generate complex reports, although the data often resides in QB.
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Pros

  • The MySQL compatibility meant we didn't have to change anything in our system which used to run on a MySQL database. It was a very simple configuration change to point at the new instance once set up
  • Much better performance than our previous MySQL database (hosted on AWS RDS) for lower costs due to the way storage is managed
  • Storage management is much more simple as it grows and shrinks with you without having to allocate and deallocate storage to the database
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  • Integration with Salesforce, CSV files, QuickBooks, SFTP, Drop Box, Drive, and our own Sage Intacct.
  • From simple to complex applications
  • Great community of users to share and find solutions
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Cons

  • 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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  • Background management of form rules and email notifications could be improved
  • Logging of individual activity does not yet exist natively
  • File attachment management, upload, and download needs improvement
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Quick Base8.4
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No doubt about renewal.
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Usability

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Quick Base8.2
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A developer can create most anything in QuickBase. Support and vendors can help where the skills of the developer end.
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Reliability and Availability

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It's highly available. During data center movement only once during weekdays, we found some fluctuations but that was communicated quickly with frequent updates and resolved timely.
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Performance

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Quick Base7.8
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It's great !!
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Support

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Quick Base8.2
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I can't sing enough praise for the level of support we receive. I probably have created a trouble ticket about 20 times in the past few years and have had every one of those answered within the same day. Their support team really understands their product which makes it very easy to discuss issues I might be having. They are very kind not to make me feel stupid when we discover the error was my fault.
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Online Training

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The online training was adequate. Intuit does a nice job of creating blog posts on training topics also.
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Implementation

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Quick Base8.1
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The QuickBase app does everything we needed it to do for the initial implementation. This app has been continuing to grow and develop additional functionality for the project managers and their staff.
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Alternatives Considered

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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Before selecting Quickbase (and even after selecting in the years since) we have looked at other tools to do what we use Quickbase for and we have discovered that Quickbase still holds up well to these other tools. Quickbase continues to develop the tool based on customer feedback and we have benefited from this development. While we still look at other tools periodically, Quickbase is still easier to use and keeps us and our team doing the actual work we need done and not spending time trying to get a new tool off the ground
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Scalability

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Quick Base7.5
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Quick Base is really good in terms of scalability.
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Return on Investment

  • Moderately reduced database running costs
  • Improved performance of database cluster which in turn has had a positive impact on the response times of our API services
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  • It has allowed us to achieve our objectives earlier than we expected.
  • It has given us the tools we needed to organize.
  • It has made it possible for us to be more productive in our efforts.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Aurora

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon Aurora Editions & Modules
Amazon Aurora
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Quick Base

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Quick Base Editions & Modules
Quick Base
Edition
Premier
$251
Platform
$401
Enterprise
Custom2
1. per user
2. They'll work with you to customize a plan to your unique requirements
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