AWS Backup vs. Percona XtraBackup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Backup
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, users can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.
$0.01
per GB per month
Percona XtraBackup
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Percona XtraBackup is a free, open source, online backup solution for all versions of Percona Server for MySQL, MySQL, and MariaDB. Percona XtraBackup performs online non-blocking, tightly compressed, secure backups of InnoDB, XtraDB, and HailDB storage engines on transactional systems, so that applications remain fully available during planned maintenance windows. Percona XtraBackup can perform streaming, compressed, and incremental MySQL backups. Percona…N/A
Pricing
AWS BackupPercona XtraBackup
Editions & Modules
Backup Storage - Cold Storage
$0.01
per GB per month
Restore - Warm Storage
$0.02
per GB per month
Restore - Cold Storage
$0.03
per GB per month
Backup Storage - Warm Storage
$0.095
per GB per month
Restore - Item-Level Restore
$0.50
per request
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS BackupPercona XtraBackup
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsFree and open-source
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Features
AWS BackupPercona XtraBackup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
9.3
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Management dashboard9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption10.03 Ratings8.62 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Score 9.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS BackupPercona XtraBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(9 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
7.9
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(4 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS BackupPercona XtraBackup
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
There is a cost involved with data retrieval. AWS Backup is truly that, a backup. If you need to access this data on a regular basis, there are better options out there. For long term, just in case incremental backups, AWS [Backup] checks all the boxes. Just set it up, start your backups, and rest assured your data is safe.
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Percona
Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Backups - it's what it does.
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Percona
  • Non-blocking backup : Backup process will not put any lock on the database.
  • Fast recovery : As it's a file level backup so it's quite fast in both backup and recovery.
  • Consistent backup : Xtrabackup always ensures consistent backup.
  • Easy to configure and Use.
  • Integration with clouds
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Not so easy to use
  • A little pricey
  • The backup is in the cloud; make sure to keep an offline backup (the problem of all of this kind of solution)
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Percona
  • The only feature that could use some improvement is partial backup restores. For example, I have a multi-tenant database at the schema level running on a single Percona Server instance. As a tenant grows too large for the share instance or becomes a noisy neighbour we need to move a the tenants schema to its own instance with minimal downtime, meaning that we would run the new instance as a replica with replication filters until failover. In terms of doing a consistent backup, there may be challenges and it is currently possible with XtraBackup, but it would be great if the process was simplified and ensured to be consistent.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Very easy to use and is as plug and play as you can get. There are configuration options for multiple schemas that best fits your organization.
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Percona
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Support for AWS Backup is by Amazon itself so it is solid as always. If you have a business or higher level support plan you'll have no trouble getting engineers or other staff on the job to help you with whatever comes up.
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Percona
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Being an AWS service, AWS Backup integrates in a native way with other AWS services, providing an easy way to backup those services. Being able to create separate backup plans that meet specific business and regulatory compliance requirements provides us with capabilities to face auditing processes.
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Percona
We have evaluated Mysqldump and MySQL Enterprise backup. Mysqldump is not a scalable solution. MEB is a paid and closed source. As we are truly open-source, we were looking for an open-source solution that was reliable and scalable. Xtrbackup has all the required features to fulfill our requirements.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Being able to offer live hot storage in the cloud for production environments allows me to get more people in the creative space with vast demand for speed.
  • Great integration with all my hardware, firewall and backup software was great.
  • Being able to network path my files like a native drive to my computer from the cloud made the designer not complain so much able learning new stuff.
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Percona
  • Secure, reliable, fast and consistent backups. Open source with zero cost.
  • We satisfy our regulatory requirements.
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ScreenShots

Percona XtraBackup Screenshots

Screenshot of Percona XtraBackup: Backup and Restore of a Single Table or DatabaseScreenshot of Migrate to Amazon RDS Using Percona Xtrabackup - Time Comparison