A to Z, EZ PZ to use and as flexible as the Amazon marketplace.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 12, 2020

A to Z, EZ PZ to use and as flexible as the Amazon marketplace.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon Relational Database Service is used for spinning up test scenarios or alpha test of products. In addition, it's utilized for creating environments that may or may not be used in the long term. Excellent product for its flexibility, and lack of need for long term capital expenditures or commitments. Easy to utilize and purchase. It's a very friendly platform to use in agile environments, or in organizations that are in either an early startup mode, or rapid growth/expansion phase.
  • Ease of use.
  • Flexibility without excessive commitment.
  • Slightly pricier than some options.
  • Name brand of Amazon is good in some industries, less positive in others.
  • Helped improved product testing by allowing the spin up of additional environments.
  • Quickly allowed for changes to be made and evaluated.
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a widely known product that has a great deal of familiarity in the tech world. In addition, Amazon Relational Database Service is easy to spin up and create new environments, and pricing is relatively convenient. Many major brand products are available to quickly utilize RDS, and it works well. Pricing/purchasing is also fairly convenient.
The product is fairly straight forward to use, and staff as well as knowledge base is pretty good for getting answers you may need. The product is a great, flexible alternative to adding to one's own in-house infrastructure. It's especially useful for environments that you aren't sure about the overall long term need. Amazon Relational Database Service is great for environments that once you determine the long term need, can be maintained by Amazon.

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

Yes

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?

Yes

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

Yes

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

Yes

A growing organization that was already stretched financially and infrastructure wise, was looking for ways to further test and build out product environments for evaluation were looking for quick, easier ways to spin up new environments. Amazon Relational Database Service could certainly be used for long term use, but for this nimble use/business case, it was a great option.