If you don't need additional overhead, Amazon RDS is the way to go
November 24, 2021

If you don't need additional overhead, Amazon RDS is the way to go

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

We mainly use AWS in our org and are transitioning everything to VPC. One of the use cases was to have an RDBMS that supports several databases such as MySQL, Postgres, and the likes. AMAZON RDS checked all the boxes and made it easier for us to manage everything on AWS.
  • Supports MySQL, PostgreSQL.
  • Useful if you want to leverage Aurora.
  • Highly scalable.
  • Supports dynamic scaling.
  • Scale down is a bit buggy.
  • Decreased overall CapEx since we use AWS in our org.
  • Easier to maintain as we now have a single team that manages resources in AWS.
We did a POC on Teradata Aster as well but Amazon RDS is miles ahead. Plus customer support is next level. AWS is easier to use and has CLI functionality that is constantly evolving.

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Easy to create and configure. Front-end configuration makes it easier for non DBAs to maintain and manage databases on Amazon RDS. Well integrated with AWS' fine-grained and role-based security. Highly scalable and supports dynamic scaling which takes away the overhead of constantly monitoring databases for space/memory issues.

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