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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS

Any production database needs could benefit from Amazon Relation Database Service. You can pick any engine you want, and it is entirely managed for you. It is especially good for small teams who do not have or cannot afford a database administrator. It has been useful in that way for us.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.8
Automatic software patching
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.9
Database scalability
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.7
Automated backups
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.7
Database security provisions
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.9
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.7
Automatic host deployment
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.9

Pros

Amazon RDS

  • Hands-off managed service allows us to focus on how we use the database and not managing the database.
  • Multiple database choices provide us with the ability to choose the best product for the intended use case.
  • Automated snapshots take the pain out of disaster recovery.
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Oracle Database Cloud Service

  • Oracle Cloud provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). These services are used to build, deploy, integrate, and extend applications in the cloud.
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Data as a Service (DaaS)
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Cons

Amazon RDS

  • You do have a lack of control when it comes to the minutiae of database management. Replication topology, SUPER privilege, direct access to data directories and logs are all restricted with RDS making it harder for the experienced RDS sysadmin to run their system.
  • Availability reduced in some ways to make other options easier. The only feasible method is multi-AZ deployment for replication and planned downtime makes it hard to keep a running application at times
  • Lack of access to the professional tools of RDS systems means that you have reduced insight into how your system is performing.
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Oracle Database Cloud Service

  • Licensing cost compared to other cloud platforms.
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Usability

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 8.3
Based on 3 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).
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Oracle Database Cloud Service

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Amazon support is always top-notch. You get immediate feedback on whatever you are working through and given several resources on how to resolve them. Additionally, they are able to do some things for us, meaning we don't need to have a database administrator around at all time to implement their suggestions.
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Oracle Database Cloud Service

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

We mainly used RDS because our infrastructure was already up and running on AWS so the networking between the systems was quite easy to set up and manage. For our Azure infrastructure, we used their SQL database option instead for the same reasons. If AWS made it easier to use the professional tools provided with many SQL suites we would definitely prefer them over the competition, but until that day we will keep our RDS instances platform-specific.
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Oracle Database Cloud Service

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. As we saw above, Enterprise
Manager 12c covers all the major use cases for DBaaS, which yield significant business benefits and
high ROI.
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Return on Investment

Amazon RDS

  • Much less time spent managing database versions, restores, cloning and uptime.
  • Allows us to create server clusters which can push our business goals.
  • Allows us to push the envelope of what's possible in our backend systems.
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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.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

General

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

Oracle Database Cloud Service

General

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

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