AWS RDS is the jack of all trades!
December 20, 2021

AWS RDS is the jack of all trades!

Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

I use RDS because we are migrating from MySQL on-prem to the cloud. This will result in less work and maintenance for us in the long run. We have moved almost all our on-prem workloads and are pretty happy so far. The interface for AWS is a bit hard to learn but we are getting used it to.
  • Easy to scale
  • Simple to setup
  • Lots of online examples
  • Not always easy to understand the access controls
  • Interface could be more modern
  • Not always easy to understand the actual cost
  • RDS had helped us transition to the cloud
  • Cost's more money but less worry
  • Pretty easy to migrate from on prem to cloud
I selected AWS RDS over Azure because of the [number] of products AWS has that work together. The cost for RDS was cheaper than Azure's SQL also. I use Azure for MSSQL workloads and AWS for MySQL workloads. Probably the main reason was we wanted to use S3 and Azure doesn't have anything that comes remotely close to S3.

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RDS is well suited for people who are too busy to host or manage Linux servers themselves. If you are growing rapidly it's much easier to spin up more servers in AWS or to increase capacity on your RDS instance. I don't think its cheaper, but its definitely less work and hopefully less worry about your data

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