RDS helped me a lot!
November 29, 2021

RDS helped me a lot!

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

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

I have used it for both PostgreSQL and MySQL databases. It was a way to host our database services when we were utilising the AWS services. So we had one for the staging-development environment and one for production. It was fast and functional so we were happy working with it. It is managed by AWS so we don't need to take care of updates. It's helpful to set a maintenance window. It has also snapshots that helps to keep our data safe.
  • Updates (patching).
  • Backups.
  • Scaling.
  • Handling Load and serving.
  • Performance Monitor should be better and show more metrics.
  • A super admin who can tune up some mysql innodb values.
  • Migration Tool.
  • Less overhead to manage.
  • Cutting costs in order not to hire someone taking care of database setup, updates, backups, and managing.
  • High performance and availability that leads to high available application.
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
We used to deploy database engines like MySQL or PostgreSQL on EC2 for instance. We have to take care of everything including updates, security patches, backups, and scaling. RDS provides first classes to choose from based on your load and performance. It provides also a maintenance window to make sure that patches are done not at peak times when many users are operating. The automation of this really helps so a DevOps can be sleeping and the update will be running smoothly. Scaling is like a click and each class has its own characteristics.

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I have used it for PostgreSQL and MySQL and it worked perfectly fine for both. They were different applications but there was no significant high load. Running a single instance was fine. I would like to run a cluster and see how will it be but have not tested it yet. So far I would recommend it for a single point of failure DB.

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