Amazon Relational Database Service stays up at night, so I don't have to...
June 01, 2019

Amazon Relational Database Service stays up at night, so I don't have to...

Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service

Our organization runs lean, and as a small business that means that each employee wears multiple hats. With Amazon Relational Database Service we are able to deploy, backup, migrate, and manage a vast array of database servers without the need for a full-time Database Administrator. Amazon makes things like failover and backups so easy, my 89-year-old grandmother could do it.
  • Deploying a new database server can be achieved and configured in minutes.
  • Backups are automatically scheduled, and can be as easy as a few button clicks.
  • Failover on Multi-AZ Instances works like magic.
  • Security is easily configured to other Amazon Services and the outside world.
  • It would be nice if the Storage of an instance could auto-scale.
  • Accessing the server logs is something I've struggled with, as I don't have physical access to the server.
  • It would be nice if snapshots could be exported from RDS.
  • Amazon RDS helps our organization run lean.
  • We are able to scale as needed.
  • Our data is safe and secure.
It's hard to identify how Amazon RDS stacks up against the databases they support, because to install and use a relational database in a production environment you need a Database Administrator to help install, configure and manage. Amazon RDS keeps the details simple enough for anyone to get started and focused on what matters most (your business, not your configuration).
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Route 53, Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Database
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.