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Likelihood to Recommend

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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MySQL

It is extremely well-suited for use cases across a broad range of applications such as e-commerce and business applications, and most small to larger organizations will find it well-suited for their data storage needs for a particular application. However, it is not designed for data warehousing and would not do well for analytics data for which a No-SQL option would serve better, and it is not ideal for geographical data management.
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Pros

Amazon RDS

  • Security... being in the AWS stack, you get all the "warm and fuzzies" that come with knowing your data is secure. And user management couldn't be easier.
  • Flexibility... Aurora, PostreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server--RDS can run any of them.
  • Scalability... when all else fails, add more hardware! To a point... and there is a point (see: petabytes) at which you might consider bumping up to RedShift, but for the other 99.99%, RDS is the place to be.
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MySQL

  • Store Data
  • Easy Query Language
  • Simple to setup
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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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MySQL

  • Currently owned by Oracle
  • MySQL doesn’t support full outer joins
  • MySQL doesn’t support working with arrays
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon RDS

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MySQL

MySQL 8.3
Based on 3 answers
It is best open source relational database.
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Usability

Amazon RDS

No score
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MySQL

MySQL 8.0
Based on 5 answers
I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
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Support

Amazon RDS

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MySQL

MySQL 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

We mainly used RDS because our infrastructure was already up and running on AWS so the networking between the systems was quite easy to set up and manage. For our Azure infrastructure, we used their SQL database option instead for the same reasons. If AWS made it easier to use the professional tools provided with many SQL suites we would definitely prefer them over the competition, but until that day we will keep our RDS instances platform-specific.
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MySQL

We have used Oracle as our clinical databases that stores patient records. In this project we didn't used Oracle but separately built MySQL based data infrastructure as this is an independent scientific research project. Oracle is great overall, with most of functionalities needed and good performance, but it is heavy and expensive. MySQL is lightweight and well aligned with a small scientific research. Still an Oracle based tool such as SQL developer can be used with MySQL well. There was very few issue with running two different databases but make them connected and harmonized.
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Return on Investment

Amazon RDS

  • ROI can't be judged with just one factor, if the hardware has to be brought and maintained, we might need an additional resource for maintaining the database (database admin).
  • Comparatively there are only positive ROIs to date, so we would highly recommend using Amazon RDS.
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MySQL

  • Our products that run MySQL are very profitable. Our support cost is negligible.
  • We have many products that run on Oracle. In comparison the cost to support these applications is in the millions.
  • MySQL developers and administrators are not as easy to find as Oracle or SQL server professionals. However, we have one offshore and one local DBA to support more than 150 instances of MySQL.
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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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MySQL

General

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