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Amazon RDS

Top Rated
68 Ratings

Amazon RDS

Top Rated
68 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Teradata Database

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Teradata Database

It's well suited to large organisations where multiple departments across large geographical regions need to access one centralised repository. It's not so well suited to small-medium sized organisations where databases are not so large.
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Pros

  • Zero manual configuration, you can get an instance up and running in just 5 minutes.
  • High scalability (RDS simplifies setting up master-slave cluster) and reliability (Multi AZ replications).
  • Automatic backups so that we don't have to worry about losing data.
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  • It is easy to navigate.
  • Using the GUI you can build SQL if you don't know how.
  • The interaction for Projects can be managed in the GUI.
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Cons

  • Hard to debug performance issues at times since it is a managed service and we don't have all privileges.
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  • Speed. Seems slow and clunky
  • Make it user-friendly from the implementation side of the house.
  • Improve the table mapping feature.
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Teradata Database10.0
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[It's] a must have application in the organisation that cannot be easily replaced.
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Usability

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Teradata Database7.0
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The interface is still based on 90s, overall usability will never be very high due to the intrinsic expertise required for any and all users of the application/system.
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Alternatives Considered

RDS provides all the features of databases you could host yourself, without all of the maintenance and headaches required, while providing more flexibility and lower TCO.
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Oracle seems to have the upper hand. Oracle takes fewer resources and is harder to get wrong because the user has a very detailed install instructions and wizard to follow. Teradata has a place where you can store projects and collaborate, but so does Oracle. Teradata GUI has a way to build SQL if you don't know how, but Oracle has that as well. Building a view to do complex slicing of data is not the most intuitive in Teradata. Oracle views can be optimized and have meaningful functions that can be added to them.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive - Move to Redshift from Oracle could save us up to 50% annually on database licensing
  • Positive - Move to Aurora is helping us save on on premise support we pay for mySQL
  • Negative - still, hard to find a true cost of ownership until several months of use under you're belt
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  • Negative impact is again the slowness that would be felt by developers and users.
  • Negative impact is that there is a learning curve if they have been using any other type of SQL.
  • Positive impact is that you can collaborate with other developers by using projects.
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Pricing Details

Amazon RDS

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

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