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Amazon RDS

RDS is well suited if:
  1. You have a modest budget. If I were completely bootstrapped and not married to AWS, I might look elsewhere.
  2. You need a speedy, secure transactional, do-it-all database.
  3. You need the ability to scale seamlessly.
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Tibero

I cannot imagine where Tibero will be less appropriate. For anyone looking for a reliable RDBM software, I suggest reviewing Tibero's data sheet for more details of its features and decide for yourself, if this software would work best for your organization.
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Pros

  • Multiple availability zones for high assurance of uptime
  • Both hosted and local management/reporting utilities
  • Integration with CloudWatch and CloudFormation for automated creation and real-time performance metrics
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  • Smooth Transition: Tibero is highly compatible with Oracle, DB2, and other SQL based applications. If the new and old DBMS are not perfect compatibility, both DBMS must be used, but that is not the case with Tibero. No other RDBMSs allows for such easy change over.
  • Improved Security: digital key lengths are double Oracle’s length, which makes it even harder to crack.
  • Higher Reliability: Tibero provides full range of reliability modes (active-active, active-standby, and clustering standby modes).
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Cons

  • Currently RDS does not offer a No-SQL DB management through RDS. They have their DynamoDB offering for No-SQL, but I wish RDS offers popular No-SQL DB's like MongoDB in their offerings.
  • RDS does not provide access to the Virtual Machine. It provides access to the database instance but not to the VM that Database resides in. This is kind of a nice to have as it would allow for fine grained performance tuning of the DB.
  • Unifying RDS security by combining instance security model with AWS IAM model. Currently to manage an RDS instance you have to have two security models in place, one, to secure access to RDS through IAM and the other to secure access to the Database through the Database's own security.
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  • Working with Tibero for the last 5 years, I haven't noticed any issues so far.
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Alternatives Considered

Initially, we planned to move everything to Dynamo DB, however, we had our initial architecture with MySQL, so we thought it would be a good option to migrate and use AWS RDS which seemed to be a good idea actually. I feel the security and the placing it in a VPC, is one advantage over the other products.
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I know Oracle, IBM's DB2, and Microsoft SQL Server are also commonly used DBMSs.We selected Tibero, because unlike DB2 and SQL Server, it is fully SQL compliant and therefore switching away from Oracle was very low risk for us despite never using Tibero before. We knew that worst case, we just go back to Oracle. However, after using Tibero, we realized it just makes more sense for us financially. Why pay for something more? It is identical to Oracle and claims to have better security. So far no problems.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI can't be judged with just one factor, if the hardware has to be brought and maintained, we might need an additional resource for maintaining the database (database admin).
  • Comparatively there are only positive ROIs to date, so we would highly recommend using Amazon RDS.
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  • Because Tibero's licensing and support fees are half of Oracle's, we were able to allocate the extra budget to other departments that were in greater need for those funds.
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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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Tibero

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