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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS

For a general-purpose workload, RDS is a perfect fit and works really well and takes care of a lot of stuff for you (replication, security, monitoring, scaling, storage, publishing logs to CloudWatch). If you have a read-intensive load though, you should probably think of switching to a NoSQL database service like DocumentDB or DynamoDB.
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Hive

Hive will fit right in to any workflow that manages multiple projects. It's also a great fit for collaboration on a per-project basis as external users can collaborate with paid users. Across a very large team it would take more planning on how to fit multiple workflows and groups into the workspace but it can be done.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Amazon RDS
Hive
7.2
Task Management
Amazon RDS
Hive
8.7
Resource Management
Amazon RDS
Hive
7.3
Gantt Charts
Amazon RDS
Hive
7.7
Scheduling
Amazon RDS
Hive
8.2
Workflow Automation
Amazon RDS
Hive
7.8
Team Collaboration
Amazon RDS
Hive
7.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Amazon RDS
Hive
7.7
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Amazon RDS
Hive
7.3
Document Management
Amazon RDS
Hive
8.3
Email integration
Amazon RDS
Hive
6.0
Mobile Access
Amazon RDS
Hive
5.5
Timesheet Tracking
Amazon RDS
Hive
6.0
Change request and Case Management
Amazon RDS
Hive
6.3
Budget and Expense Management
Amazon RDS
Hive
6.2

Professional Services Automation

Amazon RDS
Hive
5.6
Quotes/estimates
Amazon RDS
Hive
6.0
Invoicing
Amazon RDS
Hive
5.3
Project & financial reporting
Amazon RDS
Hive
5.7
Integration with accounting software
Amazon RDS
Hive
5.3

Pros

Amazon RDS

  • End-to-end management of your database -- including configuration, handling security, and maintenance.
  • Offers compatibility with many (and the most popular) database technologies -- including but not limited to MySQL, Postgres, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle DB.
  • Makes backups and replications very easy, which is one of the toughest things to do effectively.
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Hive

  • I am able to assign projects to specific individuals.
  • We are able to comment on projects with each other through Hive.
  • I can forward emails directly to Hive to create projects.
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Cons

Amazon RDS

  • My engineers would be able to speak more thoroughly to the cons. I have only benefited from the fruit of their labor. I can say that, from a Project Management standpoint (interfacing with RDS via a PostgreSQL client and my dashboards), it has only performed well so far.
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Hive

  • You can't move urgent actions to the top.
  • It takes a little too much time to load up on the desktop version.
  • There's definitely room for improvement in keyboard shortcuts.
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Usability

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 8.3
Based on 3 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).
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Hive

Hive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I love Hive so much because it has made a huge difference regarding team communication and project management at the same time. We experienced almost no bugs and in the few cases that we did have some trouble, the customer service team was very responsive and solved our problems very quickly.
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Support

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Support for overall AWS services is a 10. We had one issue with creating a dev / stage / prod database within Aurora and a quick call with Amazon allowed us to figure out the issues we were having and it was determined it was how we were creating our initial setup of the databases
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Hive

Hive 9.7
Based on 3 answers
Our CSR is easily accessible and they have support built into the app itself. They also have a pretty robust support site. We also took advantage of the free trial and learned so much by putting Hive through the paces and figuring out the best way to mold it to our needs.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

Our other application components are all hosted within Amazon's systems already, and the tight coupling of RDS with the security groups and virtual private cloud offerings made locking down privacy and security much easier than integrating with an outside provider. The deeper support for Postgres also made it easier to make the decision for Amazon as that database was higher on our wish list.
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Hive

I would say that in comparison to Asana, Hive is a better interface an UI. I think Asana is more robust in terms of what it can do in conjunction with Confluence but I think Hive is a better entry-level model for new employees. Hive is much simpler and more straight forward and its integration with Slack is preferred.
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Return on Investment

Amazon RDS

  • RDS makes projects much easier. Set up time is decreased, and it is very easy to create and destroy databases as needed for testing.
  • The ability to call AWS tech support for database-level issues and advice is a money saver if you don't have a high-end DBA on your team or need someone else to set things up with a little assistance.
  • It is cheap and easy to grant secure access to your RDS instances to other companies or divisions of your company that use AWS.
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Hive

  • Positive ROI comes from our whole team being on the same board. We used to have separate boards for each group.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

General

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

Hive

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS
9.0
Hive
8.5

Usability

Amazon RDS
8.3
Hive
9.0

Support

Amazon RDS
9.1
Hive
9.7

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