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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    8.7

    Amazon RDS

    87%

    Amazon Redshift

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    9.1
    91%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database scalability

    9.6
    96%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automated backups

    9.3
    93%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    8.7
    87%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    7.7
    77%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    7.9
    79%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Amazon Redshift is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Amazon RDS

    93%
    51 Ratings
    9.2

    Amazon Redshift

    92%
    34 Ratings

    Usability

    9.9

    Amazon RDS

    99%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Amazon Redshift

    100%
    9 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.3

    Amazon RDS

    93%
    24 Ratings
    9.2

    Amazon Redshift

    92%
    12 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Amazon RDS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Amazon Redshift

    100%
    1 Rating

    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

    Amazon Redshift

    If the number of connections is expected to be low, but the amounts of data are large or projected to grow it is a good solutions especially if there is previous exposure to PostgreSQL. Speaking of Postgres, Redshift is based on several versions old releases of PostgreSQL so the developers would not be able to take advantage of some of the newer SQL language features. The queries need some fine-tuning still, indexing is not provided, but playing with sorting keys becomes necessary. Lastly, there is no notion of the Primary Key in Redshift so the business must be prepared to explain why duplication occurred (must be vigilant for)
    Arthur Zubarev | 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

    Amazon Redshift

    • [Amazon] Redshift has Distribution Keys. If you correctly define them on your tables, it improves Query performance. For instance, we can define Mapping/Meta-data tables with Distribution-All Key, so that it gets replicated across all the nodes, for fast joins and fast query results.
    • [Amazon] Redshift has Sort Keys. If you correctly define them on your tables along with above Distribution Keys, it further improves your Query performance. It also has Composite Sort Keys and Interleaved Sort Keys, to support various use cases
    • [Amazon] Redshift is forked out of PostgreSQL DB, and then AWS added "MPP" (Massively Parallel Processing) and "Column Oriented" concepts to it, to make it a powerful data store.
    • [Amazon] Redshift has "Analyze" operation that could be performed on tables, which will update the stats of the table in leader node. This is sort of a ledger about which data is stored in which node and which partition with in a node. Up to date stats improves Query performance.
    Narayan Motamarri | 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

    Amazon Redshift

    • We've experienced some problems with hanging queries on Redshift Spectrum/external tables. We've had to roll back to and old version of Redshift while we wait for AWS to provide a patch.
    • Redshift's dialect is most similar to that of PostgreSQL 8. It lacks many modern features and data types.
    • Constraints are not enforced. We must rely on other means to verify the integrity of transformed tables.
    Gavin Hackeling | 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

    Amazon Redshift

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per hour

    Amazon Redshift Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Current Generation$0.25 - $13.041
    Previous Generation$0.25 - $4.081
    Redshift Spectrum$5.002
    Redshift Managed Storage$0.243
    1. per hour
    2. per terabyte of data scanned
    3. per GB per month
    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

    Amazon Redshift

    Amazon Redshift 10.0
    Based on 9 answers
    Just very happy with the product, it fits our needs perfectly. Amazon pioneered the cloud and we have had a positive experience using RedShift. Really cool to be able to see your data housed and to be able to query and perform administrative tasks with ease.
    Brendan McKenna | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon RDS

    Amazon RDS 9.3
    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

    Amazon Redshift

    Amazon Redshift 9.2
    Based on 12 answers
    The support was great and helped us in a timely fashion. We did use a lot of online forums as well, but the official documentation was an ongoing one, and it did take more time for us to look through it. We would have probably chosen a competitor product had it not been for the great support
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Amazon Redshift

    Than Vertica: Redshift is cheaper and AWS integrated (which was a plus because the whole company was on AWS).
    Than BigQuery: Redshift has a standard SQL interface, though recently I heard good things about BigQuery and would try it out again.
    Than Hive: Hive is great if you are in the PB+ range, but latencies tend to be much slower than Redshift and it is not suited for ad-hoc applications.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Amazon RDS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Amazon Redshift

    Amazon Redshift 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Redshift is relatively cheaper tool but since the pricing is dynamic, there is always a risk of exceeding the cost. Since most of our team is using it as self serve and there is no continuous tracking by a dedicated team, it really needs time & effort on analyst's side to know how much it is going to cost.
    Sameera Srivastava | 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

    Amazon Redshift

    • Our company is moving to the AWS infrastructure, and in this context moving the warehouse environments to Redshift sounds logical regardless of the cost.
    • Development organizations have to operate in the Dev/Ops mode where they build and support their apps at the same time.
    • Hard to estimate the overall ROI of moving to Redshift from my position. However, running Redshift seems to be inexpensive compared to all the licensing and hardware costs we had on our RDBMS platform before Redshift.
    Michael Romm | TrustRadius Reviewer

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