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Amazon RDS

RDS is outstanding for sensitive data, e.g. user credentials and PII, because you can get excellent encryption at rest and security features for relatively little expense. For simple data structures and relationships, I highly recommend RDS. For more complex and intricately interrelated structures, DynamoDB is probably a better offering, but its lack of at-rest encryption makes it inappropriate for credentials, PII, etc.RDS also integrates extremely well with ElasticBeanstalk, Lambda, and so on, and has functionality to trigger and/or respond to events from other AWS services, such as SQS.
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MonetDB

MonetDB is great when you are performing adhoc queries on a large set of data. For example, if you store data in a typical RDBMS such as MySQL or Postgres and want to join large tables for analytics but the query runs unacceptably slow then MonetDB can act as a second database to offload complex queries. Based on my experience, it may not be a production-ready database since there aren't many DBAs familiar with it and due to lack of documentation, maintenance can become a little tricky.
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Pros

  • Amazon RDS is exceptionally good as it offers a wide variety of database engines.
  • Adding the security model to the RDS instance is amazing, you don't need to worry setting up SQL managers and servers for this purpose of handling security, it can be easily done using the security groups.
  • You can place the database instance in public/private subnets as needed, and it's easily accessible remotely which I feel is another big advantage.
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  • It performs very well with both a simple and complex query with multiple join operations.
  • It offers more advanced, enterprise level features such as clustering, data partitioning, and distributed query processing.
  • Loading bulk data is quite fast by taking advantage of multiple cores/CPUs.
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Cons

  • Personally, I feel, RDS though it scales much, the pricing is too expensive, if the pricing for larger instance types are reduced, it would be much better.
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  • This is an open source software so there are obvious drawbacks, the biggest of which is a lack of documentation.
  • MonetDB does not seem to be well known outside of the academic environment so there is less information when you are searching for answers of any type.
  • I'd like to see more use cases and/or best practices so that commercial companies like ours can optimally use all of its highly performant features.
  • The code is written in C/C++ and this can be negative if you are a mainly java-shop and need UDF - User Defined Function.
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Alternatives Considered

There really isn't a comparable service. Azure was surprisingly complicated to set up and crashed at odd points during a POC without much help. We looked at Rackspace to check it out, but as most of our infrastructure is in AWS, any benefit to Rackspace's offerings were nullified by keeping it all in one place.
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There is a plethora of choices when it comes to NoSQL and columnar based databases. We use not one but sometimes 2 or 3 of them to carry out a specific purpose. We chose MonetDB because our engineering team enjoys working with open source software and appreciates its simplicity although becoming familiar with it did take time. I would not deploy MonetDB to production but it's a great backup option.
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to get started: low time cost.
  • Scaling cost with usage — better dollar cost management
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  • If you are familiar with a general database concept and played with open source products before then MonetDB will give you immediate return in terms of productivity since developers can quickly develop and verify their test cases involving back-end database with a large sample data set.
  • There is a stiff learning curve due to lack of documentation and sparse information available on the internet.
  • Overall experience has been positive since MonetDB gives you another option when it comes to building out a data warehouse.
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Amazon RDS

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

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