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Amazon RDS

If you want to run a database in the cloud, RDS is definitely the way to go. I have not come across any scenarios that would indicate a better option.
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SQL Developer

SQL Developer is great for keeping multiple Oracle database query sessions open at one time within one application. If I use SQL*Plus, I have to have a terminal server connection open first. So every SQL session is in a different window. That quickly becomes a lot of windows to keep track of. We do not use it for running automated scripts. Those are done through the command line.
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Pros

  • RDS provides high availability databases without having to manage your own servers.
  • Amazon Aurora in particular is a breakthrough database technology, and in particular with the PostgreSQL engine provides advanced features at a fraction of the cost of an Oracle implementation, with better features that have been designed from the ground up to support the cloud.
  • Aurora also allows supports large clusters of database servers easily, with super fast replication (~20 ms), and flexibility to allow changing resources provisioned based on workload.
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  • One of the things that SQL Developer is really good at is helping us view and export database structures to see if it needs some design optimization. Sometimes, as a developer I need to check that out.
  • SQL Developer also offers stability in the management of query executions.
  • And, one of the main advatages of SQL Developer over other options is the easy way that let you have multiple connections open, and change between them.
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Cons

  • Cross-Region replication is supported for most platforms and engines, but is not available across the board yet. Where it is available it provides an excellent solution for disaster recovery.
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  • Occasionally the application will freeze when it fails to properly connect to a database.
  • It tends to be a very resources heavy and can freeze when running longer queries, with no way to stop the execution.
  • There is no clean way to change the user's password within the UI.
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Alternatives Considered

Honestly, there aren't a lot of great alternatives to RDS, and most likely the real alternative is just running an instance on your local box. While lots of other services (like Rackspace) offer hosted database solutions, RDS in my opinion, is the clear winner on price, availability, and failover support
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It was less expensive to provide than Toad, and more useful than SQL Plus.
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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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  • For developers who are not trained as seasoned DBAs, Oracle SQL Developer is an ideal tool for accessing underlying database tables.
  • With the right permissions and access control, you can even create database triggers and Stored Procedures.
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Amazon RDS

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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