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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS

If you're operating within the Amazon universe of cloud computing, it's almost a no-brainer to utilize [Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)]. RDS is well suited for probably a majority of applications that are candidates to host on a cloud computing platform as it reduces overall management and complexity of your system.However, if you're doing a lot of data exporting/importing using tools that write to/read from the disk on the server, you may have challenges integrating RDS, as you have no access to the underlying host.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database

Oracle Database is one of the best database storage and management software according to me as it has a huge storage capacity. Other than that the reason behind its good performance is that it supports PL/SQL which helps user to write complex quarries. Last but not least it allows us to backup data and we can easily recover the data anytime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon RDS
9.4
Oracle Database
Automatic software patching
Amazon RDS
9.7
Oracle Database
Database scalability
Amazon RDS
9.7
Oracle Database
Automated backups
Amazon RDS
9.2
Oracle Database
Database security provisions
Amazon RDS
9.5
Oracle Database
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon RDS
8.3
Oracle Database
Automatic host deployment
Amazon RDS
9.7
Oracle Database

Pros

Amazon RDS

  • For engineers with experience managing databases, setup is simple. And for the uninitiated, the RDS console interface becomes intuitive with some practice.
  • Not having the maintain the underlying infrastructure is a great benefit of using RDS. Patching and backups can be scheduled from the console and from then on are pretty much automated.
  • Right-sizing the DB instance to perform optimally with an application can be a very simple procedure. If a DB instance is not struggling to keep up, the instance size can be scaled up with just a few clicks.
  • Baseline configurations are generally sane for most RDS instances. This allows novice developers and engineers to get the most out of the service without being a complete database administrator.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database

  • Automated database objects validation: correctness of views, packages, triggers, and everything is built-in. This minimizes the risk of using malfunctioned software and makes it easy to fix broken code.
  • Rich programmability model: the database supports not only the very rich SQL but also PLSQL, Java and it has very good command-line tools that make change management easy and efficient.
  • Excellent for data warehousing with its support for automatic materialized views management, table sequences, data types, updatable cursors, advanced SQL as Windowing Functions, built-in upsert semantics via the Merge SQL.
Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon RDS

  • There should be a proper listing of all parameter groups alongside the instances that they are attached to. This would help to see which instances would be affected if a parameter group is changed.
  • RDS should allow SUPER privilege to the master user. A few advanced tasks(like getting a physical backup using MySQL Enterprise Backup) fail because SUPER privilege is not available for the master user.
  • A few parameters are not modifiable in the parameter groups and the access to the server filesystem is not given. This should not be the case because as an advanced user, you might want to understand things a little deeper.
Alok Patwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database

  • Oracle GUI tools for the developer and the DBA are lacking in polish and user-friendliness. Error handling is poor. You need to restart the tool (esp SQL Developer) at least once a day to correct non-sensical results. Enterprise Manager is known to be powerful but hard to learn/hard to use. Instead much is done on the command line which means you need to memorize commands like in the ancient days of MS-DOS. There are many GUI tools that Oracle produces each with a different idea of how user interfaces should be set up. An awful mishmash. They need to learn to write software from the user;'s point of view.
  • Oracle support is not helpful. Oracle is the world's most difficult database to use (especially for the DBA) but the support is lacking - not a winning business model. Slow responses. The first line of support usually knew less than I did because I had plumbed the depths of the Internet before calling them. The support folk were usually from India based on their names. The support process asks if you'd rather get help via email or a phone call. I'd usually say phone call but due to the time difference, they rarely would oblige. I hear that there are certain times of day that if you put in your support request then, you are more likely to get US-based help. It was so common to wait forever for help so you'd have to escalate it to the next level. The next level folks were more likely to know something. See the next point re: support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon RDS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 8.3
Based on 5 answers
There is a lot of sunk cost in a product like Oracle 12c. It is doing a great job, it would not provide us much benefit to switch to another product even if it did the same thing due to the work involved in making such a switch. It would not be cost effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 8.7
Based on 5 answers
The vast majority of things you'd want to do in Amazon Relational Database Service are simple to accomplish and remarkably consistent across database engines. Pricing, scalability and monitoring are easy to configure. If I had one complaint, it's that database engine specific features are not well documented in AWS, requiring reading external documentation in order to use some database systems to the fullest. But for most use cases, the defaults available in AWS are simple, easy to use, and good enough.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 7.6
Based on 5 answers
Many of the powerful options can be auto-configured but there are still many things to take into account at the moment of installing and configuring an Oracle Database, compared with SQL Server or other databases. At the same time, that extra complexity allows for detailed configuration and guarantees performance, scalability, availability and security.
Lisandro Fernigrini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 8.9
Based on 25 answers
The product is fairly straight forward to use, and staff as well as knowledge base is pretty good for getting answers you may need. The product is a great, flexible alternative to adding to one's own in-house infrastructure. It's especially useful for environments that you aren't sure about the overall long term need. Amazon Relational Database Service is great for environments that once you determine the long term need, can be maintained by Amazon.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 8.9
Based on 6 answers
The ORACLE-SUPPORT gives quick responses most of the time I raised a service request. They help us resolve issues and they also come on call if required. I have resolved many issues on my production databases using their help in minimum time. If the issue is critical and the response is late from them,we initiate call to manager
Sukesh Nayak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon RDS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Oracle Database

Oracle Database 9.6
Based on 6 answers
Overall the implementation went very well and after that everything came out as expected - in terms of performance and scalability. People should always install and upgrade a stable version for production with the latest patch set updates, test properly as much as possible, and should have a backup plan if anything unexpected happens
Omar Faruq | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service will probably give you everything you need from a traditional manual DB setup, except everything is managed for you. The only downside is having to pay the premium for the service; however, the trade-off of not having to deal with the intricacies involved with database administration, make it well worth it for most.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database

MySQL does not provide anywhere near the user interface or features that Oracle Database 12c provides. Building REST endpoints on MySQL is a much more challenging process and integrating it with a web app is much more complicated than building an ORDS endpoint within the Oracle Database 12c. MySQL is great for a small company who is not looking to spend a ton of money on Oracle Database 12c
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon RDS

  • Switching back to RDS from Redshift has made my BI Dashboards much more performant (though again, we're not dealing with data in the magnitudes that justify the Redshift toolset).
  • It has decreased our tech debt. Engineering has been much more straight forward.
  • Our uptime has been improved by removing unnecessary data migration processes.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database

  • Oracle databases are critical to our business. Using the products allows us to conduct business far more efficiently than without the use of them.
  • We have endless reporting available to us via Oracle databases. They are essentially a warehouse of data waiting to be used. Whether we write custom queries to pull the data we need or use any of our various Oracle applications (some with built-in reports), we can pull out the data we need to better manage our business.
  • As with most Oracle products, they come with a usually substantial price tag. But I believe the ROI from Oracle databases more than make up for it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Oracle Database

Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Free to try. Pay only for what you use with no minimum fee.

Amazon RDS Editions & Modules

Edition
Amazon RDS for MySQL$0.29 ($0.58)1
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL$0.24 ($0.48)1
Amazon RDS for MariaDB$0.25 ($0.50)1
Amazon RDS for Oracle$0.482 ($0.964)1
Amazon RDS for SQL Server$1.02 ($1.52)1
  1. per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Database

General

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

Oracle Database Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS
9.2
Oracle Database
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon RDS
Oracle Database
8.3

Usability

Amazon RDS
8.7
Oracle Database
7.6

Support Rating

Amazon RDS
8.9
Oracle Database
8.9

Implementation Rating

Amazon RDS
Oracle Database
9.6

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