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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS

If you're operating within the Amazon universe of cloud computing, it's almost a no-brainer to utilize [Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)]. RDS is well suited for probably a majority of applications that are candidates to host on a cloud computing platform as it reduces overall management and complexity of your system.However, if you're doing a lot of data exporting/importing using tools that write to/read from the disk on the server, you may have challenges integrating RDS, as you have no access to the underlying host.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Datastore

I think Google Cloud Datastore has some pros and cons as like anything. To me personally it is very mediocre, but I am required to use it by the organization. I would like to use GCP products less as they are not [mediocre] value for money. In terms of Datastore, I haved face problems while creating and managing data sets and models.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon RDS
9.4
Google Cloud Datastore
Automatic software patching
Amazon RDS
9.7
Google Cloud Datastore
Database scalability
Amazon RDS
9.7
Google Cloud Datastore
Automated backups
Amazon RDS
9.2
Google Cloud Datastore
Database security provisions
Amazon RDS
9.5
Google Cloud Datastore
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon RDS
8.3
Google Cloud Datastore
Automatic host deployment
Amazon RDS
9.7
Google Cloud Datastore

NoSQL Databases

Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
7.8
Performance
Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
7.6
Availability
Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
8.7
Concurrency
Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
7.9
Security
Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
8.6
Scalability
Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
8.9
Data model flexibility
Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
7.3
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
5.6

Pros

Amazon RDS

  • For engineers with experience managing databases, setup is simple. And for the uninitiated, the RDS console interface becomes intuitive with some practice.
  • Not having the maintain the underlying infrastructure is a great benefit of using RDS. Patching and backups can be scheduled from the console and from then on are pretty much automated.
  • Right-sizing the DB instance to perform optimally with an application can be a very simple procedure. If a DB instance is not struggling to keep up, the instance size can be scaled up with just a few clicks.
  • Baseline configurations are generally sane for most RDS instances. This allows novice developers and engineers to get the most out of the service without being a complete database administrator.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Datastore

  • It is hosted in GCP, our primary cloud provider.
  • It integrates with all the services we use in GCP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon RDS

  • There should be a proper listing of all parameter groups alongside the instances that they are attached to. This would help to see which instances would be affected if a parameter group is changed.
  • RDS should allow SUPER privilege to the master user. A few advanced tasks(like getting a physical backup using MySQL Enterprise Backup) fail because SUPER privilege is not available for the master user.
  • A few parameters are not modifiable in the parameter groups and the access to the server filesystem is not given. This should not be the case because as an advanced user, you might want to understand things a little deeper.
Alok Patwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Datastore

  • Google's support is not the best; most of the time, you would be scrambling to talk to someone but would end up with long email chains with support.
  • Better querying features are needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon RDS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 9.5
Based on 3 answers
For the amount of use we're getting from Google Cloud Datastore, switching to any other platform would have more cost with little gain. Not having to manage and maintain Google Cloud Datastore for over 4 years has allowed our teams to work on other things. The price is so low that almost any other option for our needs would be far more expensive in time and money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 8.8
Based on 5 answers
The vast majority of things you'd want to do in Amazon Relational Database Service are simple to accomplish and remarkably consistent across database engines. Pricing, scalability and monitoring are easy to configure. If I had one complaint, it's that database engine specific features are not well documented in AWS, requiring reading external documentation in order to use some database systems to the fullest. But for most use cases, the defaults available in AWS are simple, easy to use, and good enough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Cloud Datastore is a fully managed, schemaless database for storing non-relational data. You should feel at home if you are familiar with relational databases, but there are some key differences to be aware of to make the most of using Datastore.The goal of Google Cloud is to provide an API that is comfortable to Rubyists. Your authentication credentials are detected automatically in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), including Google Compute Engine (GCE), Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google App Engine (GAE), Google Cloud Functions (GCF) and Cloud Run. In other environments you can configure authentication easily, either directly in your code or via environment variables.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 8.9
Based on 25 answers
The product is fairly straight forward to use, and staff as well as knowledge base is pretty good for getting answers you may need. The product is a great, flexible alternative to adding to one's own in-house infrastructure. It's especially useful for environments that you aren't sure about the overall long term need. Amazon Relational Database Service is great for environments that once you determine the long term need, can be maintained by Amazon.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Due to timezone differences, we have had issues contacting Google Support, but [we] were able to get our issues and queries solved by the next business day.
Sandesh Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service will probably give you everything you need from a traditional manual DB setup, except everything is managed for you. The only downside is having to pay the premium for the service; however, the trade-off of not having to deal with the intricacies involved with database administration, make it well worth it for most.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Datastore

We selected Google Cloud Datastore as one of our candidates for our NoSQL data is because it is provided by Google Cloud, which fits our needs. Most of our infrastructure is on Google Cloud, so when we think about the NoSQL database, the first thing we thought about is Google Cloud Datastore. And it proves itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon RDS

  • Switching back to RDS from Redshift has made my BI Dashboards much more performant (though again, we're not dealing with data in the magnitudes that justify the Redshift toolset).
  • It has decreased our tech debt. Engineering has been much more straight forward.
  • Our uptime has been improved by removing unnecessary data migration processes.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud Datastore

  • You don't need a dedicated DevOps guy to manage your database. Everything happens at the click of a button on the dashboard.
  • Less amount of time spent on configuration and more time on actual development.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Google Cloud Datastore

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.

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

Google Cloud Datastore

General

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

Google Cloud Datastore Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS
9.2
Google Cloud Datastore
7.4

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon RDS
Google Cloud Datastore
9.5

Usability

Amazon RDS
8.8
Google Cloud Datastore
6.0

Support Rating

Amazon RDS
8.9
Google Cloud Datastore
8.0

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