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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 Cloud Service

  • Cost Effective & Flexible: Customers can start as low as a single OCPU VM up to 24 OCPUs. Customers pay only for OCPUs and Storage used.
  • Ease Of Getting Started: Customers can easily create Oracle Certified, full-featured, fully supported 11g, 12c (both 12.1 & 12.2) databases with choice of any database edition.
  • Built-in High Availability Constructs: Customers can easily deploy 2-node RAC configurations with all the VM shapes. For example: Easily deploy a 2-node RAC configuration with 2 core Virtual Machines and shared block storage of up to 40 TB.
  • Durable & Scalable Storage: Customers can use remote storage starting at 256GB up to 40 TB. Storage can be scale up with no downtime.
  • Secure: Customers still get all the advantages of our Oracle IAM for management control and VCN Security lists for securing their database environments.
Nagabhushan Krishnappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon RDS
9.4
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.0
Automatic software patching
Amazon RDS
9.7
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.6
Database scalability
Amazon RDS
9.7
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.2
Automated backups
Amazon RDS
9.2
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.6
Database security provisions
Amazon RDS
9.5
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.2
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon RDS
8.3
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.4
Automatic host deployment
Amazon RDS
9.7
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.0

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 Cloud Service

  • Eliminates the requirement of hardware and installation.
  • Minimizes the cost of operation and maintenance.
  • Scalable to meet the increase in requirements.
  • Enhances integrity, connectivity and performance of our applications.
  • Reliable in terms of data security.
  • Improved speed of querying and searching.
Abdul Wahab Khan | 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 Cloud Service

  • Functionality to automate the backup and recovery process in Web UI can be a plus
  • Overall design of Web UI can be made more user intuitive
Panav Beri | 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 Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
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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 Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Cloud Service

I am an Oracle Database administrator, using Oracle for 10 years now, and I love Oracle Database Architecture overall. The Oracle database as a cloud service is an extended version of a traditional database. We initially started it to use as a data warehouse for Oracle Cloud fusion applications. Since it performed well, we are planning to use it for data marts.
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 Cloud Service

  • Yes it saved the time/effort for manually installing and set-up of Oracle DB.
  • It also saved efforts/time on patches, db back-up process.
  • Now easy to scale up the Oracle DB as service without any long process of procuring the additional hardware and set-up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Oracle Database Cloud Service

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 Cloud Service

General

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

Oracle Database Cloud Service Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS
9.2
Oracle Database Cloud Service
8.4

Usability

Amazon RDS
8.7
Oracle Database Cloud Service

Support Rating

Amazon RDS
8.9
Oracle Database Cloud Service

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