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Amazon RDS

If your application is hosted on AWS, it's best to have the database in RDS. Or if you have plans of migrating your traditional application which uses MySQL, to AWS, then, in that case, using Amazon RDS is a good option. Also, you could use AWS Lambda to make it serverless if needed.
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Oracle Database 12c

Well suited for critical applications that need high availability and robust security options.
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Pros

  • Replaces local MySQL service running on the EC-2 server, reducing server load.
  • Offers easy administration of your database services, and fast DB deployment times.
  • Offers ready-to-go backup/restoration, high-availability services, load balancing and many other services that don't come with standard MySQL server.
  • Can be scaled just as easily, and independently of the EC-2 instance.
  • RDS is usually equal in price to the addition EC-2 cost if you ran MySQL locally on EC-2, while offering more services.
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  • Oracle rarely has issues or unplanned downtime. I have come across some bugs with older versions of Oracle, but these are usually related to false error reporting and are well documented.
  • Oracle has good and reliable performance. The design of separating the undo and the redo logs makes it so that we never have the issues of an uncommitted transaction filling up the redo and halting the database.
  • Oracle has good documentation available on their website. The Oracle support portal is usually the best place to get information when troubleshooting a problem.
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Cons

  • The ability for use over our VPN by name versus IP would have been one of the features we would have liked to have.
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  • Oracle database documentation is so wide that it may be discouraging to people who don't like reading.
  • Oracle database is quite expensive and not ideal for companies that are starting up.
  • The database takes up a lot of space.
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Oracle Database 12c8.7
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I invested a lot in learning this piece of art, and beside the fact that is very powerful it is quite easy to administer via enterprise managed
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Usability

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Oracle Database 12c8.6
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lack of mobile version of product, otherwise 10
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Oracle Database 12c7.0
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Most of the time the Support is good and respond according to the expectations. However, there were occasions where it took a long time to get the issue resolved, needed escalations
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Implementation

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Oracle Database 12c8.2
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easy database installation even for high availability environmentsreliable infrastructure if correctly installed
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Alternatives Considered

Azure and AWS RDS are very similar, both have similar capabilities and functions. When you need it, the aspect of only being charged for a running instance is very nice.
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With Oracle Database 12c, one is assured of high availability and high speeds on concurrent access from different users. The security is also very high with constant updates and peer to peer communities that help users with problems faced by other users which they may be facing when they are using the software.
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Return on Investment

  • These are still in development, no negative impact. When we had to stop using the RDS it actually saved us money versus our other options.
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  • Oracle 12c provide great support and features that are efficient in terms of memory management as well as performance making it one of the best database tools in the market to manage our data. This adds to our overall ROI by making it maintainable.
  • It is also a great tool for enterprise level applications and integrates easily with other Oracle products like PeopleSoft that we primarily use making it the best viable solution in the market for our needs.
  • Give enhanced abilities to DBAs as well as Developers to manage data, but also adds an overhead by having to keep a closer eye. Needing more resources and adding to the overall cost of maintaining and upgrading to 12c.
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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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Oracle Database 12c

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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No
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