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Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service is great when you need a Database solution that can work for you very fast. It is also a great solution when you need a system that can scale to handle very large amounts of data. You can get set up with a complex, large database eco-system in minutes/hours, and have the best security and backups scheduled. The alternative to doing this would typically be hiring one or more very experienced database professionals for not just the implementation, but also on staff to handle the periodic maintenance necessary.
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kdb+

For large data sets, kdb+ is very tough to beat, however it is not user friendly to pick up and use on the go.
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Pros

  • Multiple availability zones for high assurance of uptime
  • Both hosted and local management/reporting utilities
  • Integration with CloudWatch and CloudFormation for automated creation and real-time performance metrics
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  • It is really fast if chosen for the right problem.
  • Large logic can be shrunk into a tiny snippet.
  • It provides a column oriented database, where each column in a table is a vector. Thus you can perform very fast analytics using its vector processing power.
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Cons

  • Postgres, in particular, is configured in such a way as to prevent access to the `postgres` user. Considering things like database extensions are installed under this user, if extensions ever need to be removed/modified, you have to rebuild and migrate your entire database!
  • Cross-system database migrations are somewhat slow and, in many cases, require a great deal of manual work to ensure data type information (i.e. UUIDs or Integers) is properly set-post migration (otherwise many types are re-cast to strings).
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  • The language is difficult to learn.
  • Better solutions are needed for breaking loops without resetting servers.
  • Include basic templates for fields such as finance, medicine, etc.
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kdb+9.0
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switching costs
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Support

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kdb+3.0
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We don't use it.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Relational Database Service manages MariaDB and MySQL, so if you need to use those databases, then Amazon Relational Database Service will manage everything from the installation to the incremental updates needed for operation. Not having to worry about maintaining a database cluster has saved countless hours and stress, allowing more development in revenue generating areas of our company
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Return on Investment

  • Removes need for support
  • Allows existing applications use the same DB technology
  • Integrated into AWS VPC already
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  • It perfectly solves most of our real time tick data needs.
  • Finding good kdb resources is slightly difficult. Also new people trying to learn kdb experience a relatively longer learning curve.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

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

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