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Amazon RDS

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Amazon RDS

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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

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Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is well suited if you need a highly-available, cloud-hosted, scalable database for websites or web applications. It can grow to serve as many queries as you need (at a cost) and is easy to configure. That being said, RDS can get expensive quickly depending on your use. If you're hosting a simple website or blog, it would be cheaper to stand up a database inside the EC2 instance powering the application. If you're not working with a lot of data, RDS can potentially be overkill for your needs.
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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it best-of-breed when it comes to implementation flexibility. All the while you can have one data solution that pulls data together from Hyperion Planning (Oracle) and Microsoft Dynamics (MM) into the same system as part of an EDW project.
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Pros

  • Easy to handle master and slave nodes
  • Synchronization of data between the instances
  • Easy to administrate with AWS console
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  • You can size dashDB to your current needs and expand its capability later on as the needed.
  • I like the way dashDB allow for connecting to the cloud that my network engineer to set things up quickly.
  • IBM dashDB's ability to store and provide fast access to data both on-premise and in the cloud makes it a real winner for me.
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Cons

  • Not fully configurable. It's a hosted service and you sometimes needs to work around RDS's rules, especially when it comes to administrating the service. But, it's similar to AWS's general architecture, so not a huge issue.
  • Aurora is the "better" service from a performance perspective. From a cost perspective, RDS is fine and will likely improve over time.
  • Cheaper to run your own database on your own instance, but I'm really stretching for a con here as it's relatively so inexpensive.
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  • IBM dashDB could be clearer about the technology used to deliver the particular tier of the service you buy.
  • IBM dashDB can be cost prohibitive for folks needing to push a lot of data from on-premise into the cloud on a regular basis.
  • IBM dashDB is really like three data technologies in one and the sales teams at IBM sometimes can't explain why the MPP tier is better for certain uses over the db2 BLU based tier.
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Alternatives Considered

There really isn't a comparable service. Azure was surprisingly complicated to set up and crashed at odd points during a POC without much help. We looked at Rackspace to check it out, but as most of our infrastructure is in AWS, any benefit to Rackspace's offerings were nullified by keeping it all in one place.
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IBM dashDB stacks up well against both on-premise (SQL Server and DB2), but it was a tough choice to go with over AzureDB. Ultimately, the deep discount by IBM led us to go with dashDB with the understanding that we could back out of the technology at a later date.
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Collaboration and Sharing

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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud8.0
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IBM dashDB fits well into a shop with IBM DB2 experience. Specifically, the experience with the IBM developer tools helps aid in the adoption of dashDB across teams and project.
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Data Integration

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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud9.0
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The connectivity to IBM dashDB was based on the tried a true technology used by IBM DB2 and did not have to be reviewed by our IPSec team prior to use.
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Return on Investment

  • No downtime for patching is a huge plus. This allows our applications to stay online, providing better customer service.
  • Automated patching helps us maintain a secure baseline with no human effort.
  • Multi availability zone deployment provides better performance.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Amazon RDS Editions & Modules
Amazon RDS
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Db2 Warehouse on Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud Editions & Modules
Db2 Warehouse on Cloud
Edition
dashDB Entry
50 / month1
dashDB Enterprise
Varies
dashDB Enterprise MPP
Varies
dashDB Entry (Free)
$03
1. Per instance
3. Up to 50 GB
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