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Amazon RDS

Overview

What is Amazon RDS?

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

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Amazon RDS review

9 out of 10
October 09, 2023
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RDS simplifies database management tasks like provisioning, patching, backup, recovery etc. This reduces the administrative burden and …
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Amazon RDS review

9 out of 10
October 07, 2023
Incentivized
In my organization we use Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for storing relational data which is used by our Internal teams for …
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Pricing

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

$0.24 ($0.48)

Cloud
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)

Amazon RDS for MariaDB

$0.25 ($0.50)

Cloud
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)

Amazon RDS for MySQL

$0.29 ($0.58)

Cloud
per hour, R5 Large (R5 Extra Large)

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://aws.amazon.com/rds/pricing/?trk…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Details

What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) allows users to set up, operate, and scale a database in the cloud. The vendor states it provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, setup, patching, and backups. This frees users to focus on applications so they can give them the fast performance, high availability, security, and compatibility they need.

Amazon RDS is available on several database instance types - optimized for memory, performance or I/O - and provides you with six familiar database engines to choose from including Amazon Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database, and SQL Server.

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Amazon RDS Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesNAMER, APAC, LATAM, EMEA
Supported LanguagesEnglish, French, Korean, Chinese, Japanese

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Oracle Database, Google Cloud SQL, and Microsoft SQL Server are common alternatives for Amazon RDS.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.6.

The most common users of Amazon RDS are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • High Availability
  • Easy to scale up
  • security
  • automatic patching and upgrade
  • Recovery is slow if workload is too high after failure
  • Dashboard is little bit confusing for new user
  • DB Replication is sometimes problematic
Alok Pabalkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Setting-up, Monitoring & Managing DB is super easy.
  • It has automatic backup and in Multi A-Z mode DB can be used in Mirrored mode.
  • Has Point in time recovery, which was super useful, when a team member accidentally updated some entries and we were able to restore it super quickly.
  • On the fly DB Vertical Scaling could be useful.
  • Connection Display & stats can be present to see and improve app design
  • Could have inbuilt service for troubleshooting, locks, slow queries.
Aman Makwana | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Multi AZ, EC2 secure instance connect, Read and Write replicas
  • Storage and Database autoscaling is achieved by just one click so that our DB performance is not impacted due to huge number of users
  • In depth monitoring of Database and Database Queries and also the suggestions to improvise the same.
  • Automated and Manual Backup process that reduces our time to setup the Database Backup process
  • Faster DB provisioning speed
  • No room for improvement as of now
January 16, 2024

AWS RDS a good use case

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Easy to implement
  • Lots of documentation and tutorials available, from Amazon and third parties
  • Low cost
  • The official documentation needs to be sharped.
  • Tools to move data from one server to another
October 09, 2023

Amazon RDS review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Read replicas and global availability of database which enhances user experience
  • Integrate well with other aws services lile IAM, KMS etc
  • Performance insight help us to get an aggregate view of db activities which is necessary for troubleshooting
  • Introduce more supportive engine
  • Can introduce more granular control over back ups to save cost
October 07, 2023

Amazon RDS review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Scalability - Provide on demand scaling with optimal performance
  • High availability and Disaster recovery - As a Financial organization we want to maximise our SLO and Amazon RDS helps us by providing HA and DR.
  • Global reach - As a globally distributed company we want our databases to replicate across regions and Amazon RDS manage that efficiently
  • Customization - You can't have a single instance, it will automatically comes with multiple AZ
  • Better Integration with other AWS services
Ejaz Hussain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Monitoring of metrics performance via AWS CloudWatch.
  • Read replicas to maintain data integrity & High availability.
  • Minimal need of maintaining the Database.
  • Serverless DB.
  • Somewhat costly.
  • Migrating from RDS to other DB service is complex.
  • Horizontal scaling can be improved.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Regular backups of database.
  • Database is available even if there is hardware and network issues.
  • We can control access to your RDS instances through security groups and network access control lists
  • RDS price may be complicated, with various aspects such as instance type, storage, I/O operations, and data transmission influencing costs
  • RDS may lag in supporting the most recent versions of database engines.
Vishwa Ratna | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • We used to store persistent data of clients
  • Sales and user data is stored and the manipulation is done at the backend side using CRUD operations.
  • The improvement in terms of blockchain native could be introduced
  • The Amazon RDS should have it's standalone client so that we don't need to download the specific software in our system when we want to use it from our desktop.
Adrián Rivelli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • high availability, we have had no downtime in the 3 years we have been using it.
  • versatility... several database engines available
  • management... RDS take care of everything related with the DB but the application
  • the cost modeling is a bit complex for my taste... I had a hard time predicting it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Automated Backups
  • High Availability
  • Database Snapshots
  • Security and Compliance
  • Scalability
  • Limited Control
  • Cost Transparency
  • Lack of Support for Certain Database Engines
  • Improved Data Migration Tools
  • Switch to Encrypted RDS from Unencrypted RDS
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • RDS is fast
  • All versions of databases engines are already installed
  • Highly secure
  • Takes less time to setup
  • Logs needs to be more visually appealing and detailed in a proper way
  • Cost is high
  • Scaling is an issue, it is tiring and exhausting
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Database backups and restoration processing
  • Security group management for access management
  • Blue green deployment features
  • Did not seem to allow for segmented RDS backup instances, you had to backup the full instance
  • Console commands and controls could be improved
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