Amazon Relational Database Service review
March 18, 2020

Amazon Relational Database Service review

Lukasz Stadnik | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service

The project required many small instances across different regions and departments of our organization.
  • scalable
  • automated backups
  • managed services
  • additional price for managed services
  • not flexible pricing model based on storage and CPU
  • very basic monitoring metrics
  • positive - time to market
  • negative - the bigger scale of installation
  • positive - SLA on proper level
In terms of zone availability, Amazon Relational Database Service has the highest number of POP. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure products could not present database services in German or London AZ area. The price of Amazon Relational Database Service is considerably low in comparison to Azure.
Documentation and the community are sufficient to deal with many small instances (PostgreSQL, MySQL).

Do you think Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) live up to sales and marketing promises?

No

Did implementation of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) again?

Yes

Amazon Relational Database Service is well-suited if the project requires high factor time to market. It is a good approach to enable full-fledged services in a quick manner using IaC deployment methods.