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Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service is great when you need a Database solution that can work for you very fast. It is also a great solution when you need a system that can scale to handle very large amounts of data. You can get set up with a complex, large database eco-system in minutes/hours, and have the best security and backups scheduled. The alternative to doing this would typically be hiring one or more very experienced database professionals for not just the implementation, but also on staff to handle the periodic maintenance necessary.
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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
9.5
Automatic software patching
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.7
Database scalability
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.3
Automated backups
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.3
Database security provisions
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.7
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.3
Automatic host deployment
Amazon RDS
Oracle Database Cloud Service
9.7

Pros

  • End-to-end management of your database -- including configuration, handling security, and maintenance.
  • Offers compatibility with many (and the most popular) database technologies -- including but not limited to MySQL, Postgres, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle DB.
  • Makes backups and replications very easy, which is one of the toughest things to do effectively.
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  • 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

  • The logging options aren't as good as you would have if you managed your database yourself.
  • Restricted rights and permissions. Because you are using a managed service, you don't have 100% of all the capabilities you would traditionally have when managing a database yourself.
  • Because you are using a managed service, that's meant to do a lot for you and make things easy, you are paying a premium price. Some tasks are very simple (for even standard software developers, not even for a DBA). If you don't need to scale and aren't in a rush, the price might not be worth it.
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  • Licensing cost compared to other cloud platforms.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Relational Database Service manages MariaDB and MySQL, so if you need to use those databases, then Amazon Relational Database Service will manage everything from the installation to the incremental updates needed for operation. Not having to worry about maintaining a database cluster has saved countless hours and stress, allowing more development in revenue generating areas of our company
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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

  • Very positive. It has reduced our need to have IT Operations and DBA resources, and with Aurora we have been able to get better performance with less compute power required (that is, with a lower monthly spend).
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  • 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
Additional Pricing Details

Oracle Database Cloud Service

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