Amazon Relational Database Service takes the stress out of Databases
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January 15, 2019

Amazon Relational Database Service takes the stress out of Databases

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service

We are using Amazon Relational Database Service to provide various managed database clusters, enabling us to have our data replicated to multiple availability zones, in addition to nightly backups, and managed updates without downtime. Since Amazon Relational Database Service supports MySQL and MariaDB, we are able to use RDS without changes to our platform, removing vendor lock-in.
  • Redundency
  • Managed Updates
  • Security
  • Unified billing
  • Unable to run custom software on RDS servers
  • Customer support is lackluster
  • Price
  • Removes need for support
  • Allows existing applications use the same DB technology
  • Integrated into AWS VPC already
Amazon Relational Database Service manages MariaDB and MySQL, so if you need to use those databases, then Amazon Relational Database Service will manage everything from the installation to the incremental updates needed for operation. Not having to worry about maintaining a database cluster has saved countless hours and stress, allowing more development in revenue generating areas of our company
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.