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Amazon RDS

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68 Ratings

Tibero

3 Ratings

Amazon RDS

Top Rated
68 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 101

Tibero

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS is well suited if you need a highly-available, cloud-hosted, scalable database for websites or web applications. It can grow to serve as many queries as you need (at a cost) and is easy to configure. That being said, RDS can get expensive quickly depending on your use. If you're hosting a simple website or blog, it would be cheaper to stand up a database inside the EC2 instance powering the application. If you're not working with a lot of data, RDS can potentially be overkill for your needs.
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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

  • 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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  • 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

  • We have at times dealt with a few latency issues between RDS and our server instances even when they are in the same zone. This isn't a big deal if you're appropriately caching, but if you were to run a CMS, say Drupal, without caching on RDS from an EC2 instance it could be quite a bit slower than using a single box.
  • Occasionally Amazon will depreciate a particular version and you are forced to "do some work" to migrate your database in a time period you may not have anticipated. Not sure there is any way around this for anybody, but it's a thing to think about.
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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

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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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

  • Much less time spent managing database versions, restores, cloning and uptime.
  • Allows us to create server clusters which can push our business goals.
  • Allows us to push the envelope of what's possible in our backend systems.
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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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