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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    8.7

    Amazon RDS

    87%

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    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    9.1
    91%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database scalability

    9.5
    95%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated backups

    9.3
    93%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    8.6
    86%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    7.7
    77%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    7.8
    78%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      9.3

      Amazon RDS

      93%
      51 Ratings

      Cloud BigTable

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      9.9

      Amazon RDS

      99%
      4 Ratings

      Cloud BigTable

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      9.3

      Amazon RDS

      93%
      24 Ratings

      Cloud BigTable

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Amazon RDS

      Whether your organization is [an] early startup or large company AWS RDS fits in most of the cases such as 1. Easy to start, setup, used by [a] few or large developers team. 2. You can easily scale DB [instances] when your business required scaling as a startup or pay only for [users] to optimize cost as [a] large organization. 3. If your application requires SQL Server, Oracle, or Maria DB then you should use AWS RDS instance. 4. Your application requires better availability and security of data you can use AWS RDS instance. When AWS RDS is not recommended: 1. You need automatic scaling or capacity flexibility as request load gradually increases, better to use Amazon Aurora DB in this case.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cloud BigTable

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      Pros

      Amazon RDS

      • Setting up and managing a new RDS is just a matter of few clicks.
      • Maintaining different version of backup is just like a matter of turning on and off.
      • Automatic minor update of database.
      • Best restore:- You can even restore to 1 second before time.
      Rahul Chhajed | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cloud BigTable

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      Cons

      Amazon RDS

      • You don't have os-level or hardware-level access to the system, so all your performance tuning needs to be done within your application or within the parameters of the database engine that amazon allows you to customize.
      • Customizations/Extensions to the database engines are impossible, as you don't have OS-level access.
      • Migrating in/out of RDS with zero down time can be relatively challenging from a configuration and execution perspective, depending on your infrastructure.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cloud BigTable

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      Pricing Details

      Amazon RDS

      General

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services
      Entry-level set up fee?
      Optional
      Free to try. Pay only for what you use with no minimum fee.

      Starting Price

      $0 per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)

      Amazon RDS Editions & Modules

      Edition
      Amazon RDS for MySQL$0.29 ($0.58)1
      Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL$0.24 ($0.48)1
      Amazon RDS for MariaDB$0.25 ($0.50)1
      Amazon RDS for Oracle$0.482 ($0.964)1
      Amazon RDS for SQL Server$1.02 ($1.52)1
      1. per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)
      Additional Pricing Details

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      General

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

      Starting Price

      Cloud BigTable Editions & Modules

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      Usability

      Amazon RDS

      Amazon RDS 9.9
      Based on 4 answers
      I've been using AWS Relational Database Services in several projects in different environments and from the AWS products, maybe this one together to EC2 are my favourite. They deliver what they promise. Reliable, fast, easy and with a fair price (in comparison to commercial products which have obscure license agreements).
      Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cloud BigTable

      No score
      No answers yet
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      Support Rating

      Amazon RDS

      Amazon RDS 9.3
      Based on 24 answers
      I have only had good experiences in working with AWS support. I will admit that my experience comes from the benefit of having a premium tier of support but even working with free-tier accounts I have not had problems getting help with AWS products when needed. And most often, the docs do a pretty good job of explaining how to operate a service so a quick spin through the docs has been useful in solving problems.
      Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cloud BigTable

      No score
      No answers yet
      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Amazon RDS

      [Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)] is much better to have everything in the cloud instead of having it on-premise once you can get all the benefits from Cloud. Of course, it can be a bit expensive if your company it's not growing anymore but if you check it in detail, you can see that the scalability of Cloud makes a lot of sense and also the reliability.
      Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cloud BigTable

      No answers on this topic

      Return on Investment

      Amazon RDS

      • RDS has made sure that we don't spend a lot of time resolving issues that are not even remotely relevant to our business use-cases. It has thus made the life of DB administrators easy which allows them to explore other avenues as well.
      • Using RDS for around 10 years now, we have never had an issue BECAUSE of RDS. It is a very reliable service.
      Alok Patwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

      Cloud BigTable

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