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Alok Patwal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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For a general-purpose workload, RDS is a perfect fit and works really well and takes care of a lot of stuff for you (replication, security, monitoring, scaling, storage, publishing logs to CloudWatch). If you have a read-intensive load though, you should probably think of switching to a NoSQL database service like DocumentDB or DynamoDB.
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Matthew King | TrustRadius Reviewer
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RDS has the ability to handle infrastructure management in a secure manner, creating a highly available and scaleable database system for great use in production, stage, and development environments. AWS handles all backup and restoration giving your developers less to worry about with infrastructure worries and more time to develop code and produce quality code. In our use case, we required a fully configurable and easily maintainable and scriptable database and RDS completely fit that bill with ability to be scripted via terraform.
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Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Using Amazon Relational Database Service you have almost everything that is needed in a database environment. High availability, backup and recovery processes are already in place, with load balancing, updates and so on. For sure your demands for a DBA will be smaller than if you had an on-premises environment since most of the job is performed by AWS. Just have on mind that you will have to expand your knowledge to cover some specific aspects of a cloud database environment.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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My agency took on a client that required a mobile game build from scratch that had e-commerce baked into the final product. We needed to keep the user information safe and organized on both a game perspective but also from a financial perspective. Amazon Rational Database Service does all of that. They monitor the database so we don’t have to spend time and resources doing so.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Any production database needs could benefit from Amazon Relation Database Service. You can pick any engine you want, and it is entirely managed for you. It is especially good for small teams who do not have or cannot afford a database administrator. It has been useful in that way for us.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use AWS RDS service for multiple applications as a back-end for MySQL Databases. It is well suited for all companies, including small to enterprise. It does not suit if your application has only a static website or fewer backed services.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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If you have the rest of your infrastructure in AWS, it is easiest to use Relational Database Service for your databases rather than build out your own servers in EC2. The server maintenance, clusters, etc. are all done for you, and you have technical support you can call rather than having to troubleshoot everything yourself.
If you have non-Microsoft databases, you have the ability to set up read replicas so your database writes are not slowed down.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Relational Database Service is well suited for environments where fully managed relational databases are required or desired. With Amazon RDS you can know that your database instance is being monitored, updated, and backed up, and is in good hands. It's great to be able to sleep well at night.
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Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is great for any relational database installation. If you are starting a new project you might even benefit from their Free Tier for the first year of using the service. But what really helps me is that it allows anyone to set up a production environment, and helps you manage backups and failover so your customers won't be caught unaware when there is an outage.
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Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Relational Database Service is great when you need a Database solution that can work for you very fast. It is also a great solution when you need a system that can scale to handle very large amounts of data. You can get set up with a complex, large database eco-system in minutes/hours, and have the best security and backups scheduled. The alternative to doing this would typically be hiring one or more very experienced database professionals for not just the implementation, but also on staff to handle the periodic maintenance necessary.
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Dylan Cauwels | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Best for simple to moderately complex database solutions that will keep running with minimal oversight. Bad for complex database solutions that the sysadmin wants to keep a detailed eye on and wants access to all the available tools of an RDS system. Data will be safe under the RDS umbrella if you implement it right, which is something that can be learned in a 2 hour class on AWS.
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Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is very well suited as a small data store for lightweight micro-services where there is no need for a complex table structure and database objects. It is not very well suited for applications which perform analytics on a large volume of data in a short span of time and, hence, require a very high throughput.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Amazon RDS is the best suitable solution if you want to store sensitive data in the cloud with high availability and scalability of the database. Cost is a major concern. If your organization is financially small, then only you have to search for another solution.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Great for anyone just getting started with hosted RDS, and looks to have the price advantage as well. Leveraging other AWS services are very helpful, so as not to have to learn different configurations/tools to adjust RDS vs EC2, etc.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon RDS is a perfect choice for most database scenarios. The combination of high-quality database software and a very hands-off approach to management makes Amazon RDS worth checking out. Advanced features allowing redundancy and disaster recovery make this a perfect choice for production loads.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon Relational Database is easy to Set up, Use and debug. Automatic patch is very good. Amazon Relational Database provides good security and it's configured very well. The timely backup is also too good in reality. Multi-tasking can be improved and the amount of data storage in one file needs to improve.
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Arjun Komath | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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RDS removes the headache of maintaining and monitoring database instances, we do not have to worry about replication, backup and restore, updating the database etc as it's fully managed by AWS. So if you want to focus more on building the actual software rather than worrying about the infrastructure, RDS is a highly recommended.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Relational Database Service is best for situations where you need to use a MariaDB or MySQL Database, but do not want to spend time setting up and securing the server/software. Amazon Relational Database Service manages all of this for you, so it is very easy to get up and running and have an enterprise-ready environment ready for use.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Redshift RDS - Data Lakes and Data Warehouses
Aurora RDS - nice alternative to mySQL or Postgres, but skill the performance and features of those other engines
DynamoDB RDS - scalability and flexibility like other no-SQL database
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Eric Mann | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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Justin Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Reach for amazon RDS if you're looking to offload your database to an dedicated server. This is really important for just about any database-backed system that relies on multiple server instances. If you can afford it, it's also a good solution for simply running a database instead of co-locating one on your application server because it takes so much of the guesswork out of management.
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Corwin Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer
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RDS is outstanding for sensitive data, e.g. user credentials and PII, because you can get excellent encryption at rest and security features for relatively little expense. For simple data structures and relationships, I highly recommend RDS. For more complex and intricately interrelated structures, DynamoDB is probably a better offering, but its lack of at-rest encryption makes it inappropriate for credentials, PII, etc.

RDS also integrates extremely well with ElasticBeanstalk, Lambda, and so on, and has functionality to trigger and/or respond to events from other AWS services, such as SQS.
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About Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) from Amazon Web Services.

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