My experience with Amazon RDS
August 30, 2019

My experience with Amazon RDS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service

We use Amazon RDS across our organization to provide website data and data for applications used internally. It allows us to have fully managed MySQL and PostgreSQL instances at our disposal without the headache of maintaining backups and doing minor upgrades manually or setting up redundancy.
  • Amazon RDS handles database backups for you and allows you to rollback if needed. This is beneficial because we do not have to take the time to set up and manage our own backup schedule.
  • Amazon RDS allows full access control via Security Groups. This is vital to ensure the security of our data.
  • With Amazon RDS, we have monitoring capabilities that allow us to trigger actions. This is important because we are not always watching our RDS instance health 24/7.
  • Amazon RDS could possibly make the major upgrade process easier somehow.
  • Amazon RDS has been an exceptional product in my eyes, so I find it very hard to think of areas it needs to improve.
  • Amazon RDS has a great ROI because it costs less than other Cloud providers' offerings in this space and does as much or more.
  • Amazon RDS is less expensive to run than on-premise solutions or data-center solutions because of the maintenance attention required.
The AWS Admin Console gives you exceptional control over managing your RDS Instance, and you can connect via SSH as well if needed or via a Database management Console.
All of my RDS support experiences have been very positive. I've gotten help whenever we've done a major upgrade to an RDS instance and want some hand-holding.
MS-SQL Server in Azure costs more and/or is slower...but even if you were in a position where the costs were close, you'd still have the fact that Amazon Relational Database Service is more mature and resilient in the Cloud Managed Database environment to tip the scales toward Amazon RDS for me.
Amazon CloudFront, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon CloudWatch
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.