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Amazon Relational Database Service is a perfect fit for everyone who is seeking for an high-performance cloud-based database service. No matter if Postgres, Oracle, or any other type of relational database. Amazon RDS is our first choice for any kind of database requirement in the cloud. Especially I like the scalability.
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Google Cloud Spanner is suited for limitless horizontal scaling while maintaining strong consistency which needs to support ACID. NoSQL databases work in scaling but no ACID support. RDBMS support ACID, but horizontal scaling is not as great. The API it provides result in some limitations to related areas of the code, such as connection pools or database linking framework. So high # of connection pools can vary.
Read full review Pros Automated Database Management: We use it for streamlining routine tasks like software patching and database backups. Scalability on Demand: we use it to handle traffic spikes, scaling both vertically and horizontally. Database Engine Compatibility: It works amazingly with multiple database engines used by different departments within our organization including MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and Oracle. Monitoring: It covers our extensive monitoring and logging, and also has great compatibility with Amazon CloudWatch Read full review Super high availability Scales automatically High standard SLA Read full review Cons It is a little difficult to configure and connect to an RDS instance. The integration with ECS can be made more seamless. Exploring features within RDS is not very easy and intuitive. Either a human friendly documentation should be added or the User Interface be made intuitive so that people can explore and find features on their own. There should be tools to analyze cost and minimize it according to the usage. Read full review Support for Views Support for more databases (schemas). More index types that can be supported (Functional) Backups (ie table/data backup) if data is deleted or truncate by accident. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We do renew our use of Amazon Relational Database Service. We don't have any problems faced with RDS in place. RDS has taken away lot of overhead of hosting database, managing the database and keeping a team just to manage database. Even the backup, security and recovery another overhead that has been taken away by RDS. So, we will keep on using RDS.
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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).
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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.
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the online training & digital content available on the web from AWS was having sufficient information to deploy and run the service
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In a few words, we are just to confortable working with oracle and sql server. Using RDS add another layer of distributed database in order to backup everything we have in case of a disaster and also complies with authorities locally and internacionally. All database we use, are local in custom servers that we maintain, but we agree to expand this.
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At that point, we were looking at something [that] can hold our relational database, [...] provide stable connection, and maintain high ACID transition.
is for nonrelational database so it was out of our [sight] very quickly. BigQuery is a data warehouse that can hold huge amount of data but not ideal for transition. AWS RDS is [...] similar to Spanner but because most of our services are already on GCP, so we went with Spanner.
Read full review Return on Investment RDS is costly and thus small business should avoid it as it might not be worthful (in ROI perspective) Downtime is very low and there are automated backups thus we dont have to worry much about technical stuff and can focus more on marketing and sales Due to various automated features such as automated backup etc we dont need a huge technical team thus reducing the cost of maintaining a huge technical team , Read full review Backups specifically if transactional data is deleted. Restoring made us lose time. Sharding on Horizontal level was quick and easy. Deployment and increasing nodes is easy Large dataset handling. ACID compliance Read full review ScreenShots