Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) vs. Oracle Autonomous Database

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon RDS
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) from Amazon Web Services.N/A
Oracle Autonomous Database
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Oracle Autonomous Database provides a self-driving, self-securing, self-repairing cloud service that eliminate the overhead and human errors associated with traditional database administration. Oracle Autonomous Database takes care of configuration, tuning, backup, patching, encryption, scaling, and more.N/A
Pricing
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)Oracle Autonomous Database
Editions & Modules
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
$0.24 ($0.48)
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)
Amazon RDS for MariaDB
$0.25 ($0.50)
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)
Amazon RDS for MySQL
$0.29 ($0.58)
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)
Amazon RDS for Oracle
$0.482 ($0.964)
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)
Amazon RDS for SQL Server
$1.02 ($1.52)
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon RDSOracle Autonomous Database
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)Oracle Autonomous Database
Considered Both Products
Amazon RDS
Chose Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
We have a strong preference for AWS managed services, and we find that RDS offers excellent integration with various AWS services, making it a seamless choice for our infrastructure. Furthermore, RDS supports integration with automation tools such as Terraform, enhancing our …
Chose Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
I have used other cloud providers databases too but RDS provides various flavors that other cloud providers do not provide. It also provides better network security compared to other PaaS database solutions provides.
Oracle Autonomous Database

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)Oracle Autonomous Database
Database Development
Comparison of Database Development features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
-
Ratings
Oracle Autonomous Database
7.1
24 Ratings
18% below category average
Version control tools00 Ratings6.213 Ratings
Test data generation00 Ratings5.714 Ratings
Performance optimization tools00 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Schema maintenance00 Ratings8.723 Ratings
Database change management00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Database Administration
Comparison of Database Administration features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
-
Ratings
Oracle Autonomous Database
8.1
25 Ratings
5% below category average
User management00 Ratings8.624 Ratings
Database security00 Ratings8.924 Ratings
Database status reporting00 Ratings8.625 Ratings
Change management00 Ratings6.216 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
SingleStore
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)Oracle Autonomous Database
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(128 ratings)
8.6
(56 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(5 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)Oracle Autonomous Database
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
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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Oracle
Pro - Stability. Does everything anyone could need. If it's not there it will be on the next update. There is plenty of support for it. It's been around for a long time and it's reliable. The support is well documented and has a great reputation. Cons - Errors have been found in the documentation provided by Oracle with guidelines, etc. Oracles salespeople have a reputation of being obnoxious and condescending.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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
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Oracle
  • Robust - this product doesn't have a lot of downtime. It's less prone to errors than some other tools I've worked with.
  • Scalable - we can keep adding more things to it. We haven't hit any roadblocks when we've tried to do more with our database.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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Oracle
  • There is no access to the physical host of the DB. This is expected from a managed DB. Everything must be done through the console or via API calls. This is a new learning curve for the DBAs.
  • Due to the lack of physical host access, certain features are not supported, such as Transportable tablespaces and Oracle LogMiner.
  • Certain special data types, (such as XMLType) are not allowed; be sure the app vendor certifies their product on this platform.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
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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Oracle
Because it does exactly what we need: it enables us to manage our development and testing database environments in a quick and simple way without requiring support from a database administrators team.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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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Oracle
The product is continuously evolving and new features are added frequently. Management options through the OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) console and through the command line and API are being enhanced frequently.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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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Oracle
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Online Training
Amazon AWS
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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Oracle
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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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Oracle
I found Oracle Autonomous Database very secure to store data and private information.I always feel secure with Oracle Autonomous Databases disaster recovery features.It is very effective to build applications for mobile and desktop devices lesser code using a low code development framework namely Oracle Application Express (ApEx).
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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 ,
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Oracle
  • Oracle Autonomous Database has a wide range of warehouses, which is competent and of high performance.
  • The transactional processing power that Oracle Autonomous Database outlines are completely important and digital.
  • The efficiency of Oracle Autonomous Database data encryption fosters security measures, a form that demands more threat detectors.
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ScreenShots

Amazon RDS Screenshots

Screenshot of A look inside the RDS console.

Oracle Autonomous Database Screenshots

Screenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database is supported on Shared or Dedicated Exadata InfrastructureScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database supports workload-optimized cloud services for Data Warehouse, Transaction Processing,  JSON centric applicationsScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database supports  both License Included and Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) with  Yearly and Pay As You Go subscription pricingScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database provides built-in development  tools such as SQL Developer web, Performance Hub, APIs for data managementScreenshot of Oracle Autonomous Database provides native shell for API driven development