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Score 9 out of 100
35 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Oracle Database Cloud Service ranks higher in 1 feature set: Database-as-a-Service

Database-as-a-Service

8.7

Amazon RDS

87%
9.7

Oracle Database Cloud Service

97%
Oracle Database Cloud Service ranks higher in 5/6 features

Automatic software patching

9.1
91%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Database scalability

9.6
96%
16 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Automated backups

9.3
93%
16 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Database security provisions

8.7
87%
15 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Monitoring and metrics

7.7
77%
16 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Automatic host deployment

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
10.0
100%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Amazon RDS

93%
51 Ratings
9.0

Oracle Database Cloud Service

90%
4 Ratings

Usability

9.9

Amazon RDS

99%
4 Ratings

Oracle Database Cloud Service

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.2

Amazon RDS

92%
24 Ratings

Oracle Database Cloud Service

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS

Whether your organization is [an] early startup or large company AWS RDS fits in most of the cases such as 1. Easy to start, setup, used by [a] few or large developers team. 2. You can easily scale DB [instances] when your business required scaling as a startup or pay only for [users] to optimize cost as [a] large organization. 3. If your application requires SQL Server, Oracle, or Maria DB then you should use AWS RDS instance. 4. Your application requires better availability and security of data you can use AWS RDS instance. When AWS RDS is not recommended: 1. You need automatic scaling or capacity flexibility as request load gradually increases, better to use Amazon Aurora DB in this case.
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

Pros

Amazon RDS

  • Setting up and managing a new RDS is just a matter of few clicks.
  • Maintaining different version of backup is just like a matter of turning on and off.
  • Automatic minor update of database.
  • Best restore:- You can even restore to 1 second before time.
Rahul Chhajed | 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

  • You don't have os-level or hardware-level access to the system, so all your performance tuning needs to be done within your application or within the parameters of the database engine that amazon allows you to customize.
  • Customizations/Extensions to the database engines are impossible, as you don't have OS-level access.
  • Migrating in/out of RDS with zero down time can be relatively challenging from a configuration and execution perspective, depending on your infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database Cloud Service

  • When we restart the DBaaS instance, it seems like we had to add the NIC network back again. I'm not sure if it's specific to our instance configuration!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.

Starting Price

$0 per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)

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

Starting Price

Oracle Database Cloud Service Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 9.9
Based on 4 answers
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).
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 9.2
Based on 24 answers
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.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

[Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)] is much better to have everything in the cloud instead of having it on-premise once you can get all the benefits from Cloud. Of course, it can be a bit expensive if your company it's not growing anymore but if you check it in detail, you can see that the scalability of Cloud makes a lot of sense and also the reliability.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database Cloud Service

I would prefer the oracle database as service where my complete implementation is on Oracle Cloud Platform and as BI Implementation where datawarehouse is built on oracle database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon RDS

  • RDS has made sure that we don't spend a lot of time resolving issues that are not even remotely relevant to our business use-cases. It has thus made the life of DB administrators easy which allows them to explore other avenues as well.
  • Using RDS for around 10 years now, we have never had an issue BECAUSE of RDS. It is a very reliable service.
Alok Patwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Database Cloud Service

  • Billing on Hosted Environment per hour, OCPU per hour, block volumes, object storage, etc.
  • Costing & maintenance, patching.
  • Security & TDE cycles.
  • Backups & recovery.
  • The features are complemented by database lifecycle management features, like configuration management, performance management, patch automation, etc. which make the solution complete from a DBaaS administrator’s perspective as well.
  • Manager 12c covers all the major use cases for DBaaS, which yield significant business benefits and high ROI.
Nagabhushan Krishnappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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