A Solid Choice for RDS Hosting
July 07, 2019

A Solid Choice for RDS Hosting

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon Relational Database Service is used by our Development team to centrally host data that our customers create using our application. Our customers are all within North America. Our application can use either MySQL or Amazon's Aurora, interchangeably. Amazon's RDS tools allowed us to quickly move from a distributed application with local databases on each customer's PC, to a SaaS model with multi-tenancy.
  • Console is very intuitive, allowing new users to figure out what is possible without having to search documentation to do each and everything.
  • Seamless upgrade process from MySQL to Aurora.
  • Easy restore process from automated or manual backups.
  • Leverages aspects/services also used by EC2 and other AWS services to implement security and balancing.
  • Unclear on pricing while choosing instance resource levels, must browse to a separate calculator instead of just displaying it on the page in real time with the selected options.
  • Must pick from pre-configured resources(CPU & RAM) per instance class, while GCP allows you to adjust resources to whatever level desired.
  • Has some restrictions on what configuration adjustments can be made to the server when compared to other hosting options.
  • Simplifies and Automates vast majority of MySQL/RDS matters to alleviate time needed from DevOps staff.
  • Allows initial trial and lower resources for free to become familiar with tools before having to pay production-level costs.
Very similar. In our isolated usage, we saw mild performance advantage in GCP, but AWS RDS is cheaper and has more built-in.
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.