Amazon Web Services

Amazon RDS


5 / 5
64 reviews


Average Ratings

64 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

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  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation

Vendor Details

  • Amazon Web Services
  • aws.amazon.com
  • United States

About Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service simplifies scaling and managing of a relational database. It supports six types of database engines.


Amazon RDS Features

  • Backup
  • Data Migration
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • OLAP
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Storage Optimization

Amazon RDS Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Amazon RDS is cheapest database service i have used so far

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon RDS provides arelational database instance that you can use to create any number to databases. All data are stored in SSD that provides faster read and write compared to conventional magnetic disk. Data can be secured by applying a security group such that the database can get request from within AWS (EC2 servers). RDS provides variety of databases each with their free tier.

Cons: Prices to enable multi availability zones for an instance is just double to their singe availability zone. It is too costly. For beginner the set up of RDS is quite confusing. Sometimes It doesn't display the estimated price of while setting up resources of an instance.

Overall: The benefit we got from using RDS is that we have full control of the RDS instance. Unlike heroku RDS allows me to create any number of databases i want plus it provides 20 GB of PostgresSQL instance in its free tier

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Way to go on public, managed cloud

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: - Peace of mind: you set it and forget about it. All the hard setup and maintenance work is done by the skilled folks at AWS

- Easy to scale up, down or horizontally

- Provides enough flexibility to tune underlying software to meet ones needs

- Almost 99% uptime

- Easy and quick to setup and get it up and running

- Great live support by experienced staff

- Continuously patched to keep it secure

- Makes it a breeze to use MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and AWS' own Aurora database

Cons: Price? AWS products are usually great but they aren't precisely cheap.

Overall: I've been using the RDS service from AWS since the last four years and it only keeps getting better. I can't - and won't!!! - even think about personally managing a database server by myself again if there isn't any real need for that.

Super simple managed database solution

Apr 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: AWS provides a fully managed database solution covering a number of DB technologies, so most deployments can utilize this product. MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL, Oracle, MariaDB, are all there, as well as AWS's own Aurora high performance DB.

Automated backups, with 5 minute point in time recovery is provided out of the box at no additional cost, as is software patching. If you require high availability spanning multiple data centers, it's there too.

Cons: If there is a downside to AWS RDS, it would be that it does not cover every use case. In the MSSQL world, you cannot use SSRS or SSIS on RDS, so would need to look at MSSQL on EC2 instead .

Overall: Quick and repeatable deployments, wide range of DB flavors, fully managed and supported by AWS.

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Go-to solution for database hosting on AWS

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: We're using Amazon RDS PostgreSQL.

Our database use case is pretty trivial, so we're entirely satisfied with RDS experience.

Database is fast and efficient, very easy to scale by changing instance types, adding more disk I/O, or spinning up read replicas. Backups do not have significant performance penalty.

With some careful planning it is very easy to migrate between different software versions.

Reserved instances make it a very compelling offering.

Cons: It gets expensive, but if you consider the fact that you don't need to deal with many daily operational issue, it's well worth the price.

You can only add storage capacity (no storage downsizing possible without a complex migration process).

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Watch out for billing surprises

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Amazon has worked hard to democratises databases, it's easy to set up a variety of different type of databases: SQL, Oracle, MySQL etc and perform things that typically have been a little more complicated with just a few clicks for example snapshots and database mirrors for you analytical platform.

Choose the region in which you're seeking to operate with just a few clicks, and it's pretty easy to kick off auto-scaling etc.

Cons: You need to be careful with billing surprises, make sure that you're familiar with Cloudwatch before you start playing with RDS.

Keep an eye on how much it's costing you.

Amazon may be elastic, but your budget probably lacks the same amount of elasticity.

Easiest database management there is

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's fully managed database service with multiple database types available (Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server) - you can chose whatever you like or used to run. It's really easy to migrate from existing database of the same type. RDS is highly available and durable service if you chose to run in multi AZ (multiple availability zone/datacenter) scenario (master/slave replication). Amazon will do all the administration task like upgrades or failover for you. Max database storage size is 16 TB (in most cases) and you pay only for what you use.

Cons: It'a a little pricey and not all advance database configuration/administratio options are available if you compare it to on premise deployment.

Overall: Peace of mind if it's about database administration, backup and availability.

Amazon RDS - The Clear Winner

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Amazon RDS is Amazon's solution to hosted database services in the cloud. The console is easy to use and provides a ton of functionality with the click of a button. They have CLI and other API's that makes it easy to automate processes such as backup and recovery.

Cons: Microsoft products are supported but latest features are late to be added. Amazon likes to push their own products and slower adopt new features of SQL Server.

Overall: We use Amazon RDS for all of our database needs. We use it for our transactional (OLTP) and datawarehousing database needs.

Managing a lot of database things you don't want to do yourself

May 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Gold standard in SaaS/IaaS database services. Handles many tasks and configuration options for you. Amazon Aurora is a great, fast and reliable database service available in RDS. Integrates well with other AWS services.

Cons: Ties one in to the AWS platform, particularly if you start using some of the best features like Aurora. The AWS console is not user-friendly. Can get quite expensive, but probably still cheaper than hiring highly-skilled people to manage your databases for you.

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Easy way to put DB in the cloud

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Amazon is getting good at putting DB in the cloud that before you know it, it will be as easy and syncing data to another computer.

Amazon is in the right track and not for long other companies will follow and make their disaster recovery simple to do.

Cons: Amazon still has a long way to go to make every database work seamless, but they have the right idea and concepts and it will only be a matter of time.

The pricing is something to get use to until it goes down and the demand get larger.

Overall: Amazon is changing the way we do things and how our database reaches others. It's only a matter of time before our entire infrastructure is on the cloud.

I use RDS for my Mysql deployment on amazon and it works 100% uptime with no failure rates

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Almost 100% uptime very reliable compared to own installation of mysql on EC2, auto backup, auto update etc are seamless and very stable product, aurora is a very promising technology for scalability too

Cons: Not much the parameter groups UI is kind of stinks and has some default parameters configured is not good, for eg: definer statements need to be removed before uploading data/stureture from backups

Overall: Compared to EC2 deployed database I prefer RDS for its absolute stability

Fantastic Managed Databases

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: RDS makes deploying a MySQL or Postgres cluster a breeze. Their Aurora fork of MySQL allows for even more performance boosts. Auto scaling is made easy. Back ups are made easy. RDS makes everything easy.

Cons: Pricing can be a bit steep if you need their r3 server series.

Overall: Using RDS has been great. Before we rolled our own MySQL servers and actually was bottlenecked by them in a big release. RDS opened the pipes and helped us support a lot of connections. It's also 10x easier to manage.

Database Over Cloud

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: With Amazon RDS, you longer need to install, set up and manage your database system. Just Choose suitable Database system, choose suitable instance type, configure a few things, and you database will be ready. You do not need to install or set up anything, amazon will take care of these things. You can straight away starting your database.

Cons: You will be charged a hefty amount for its services by Amazon.

General review about Amazon RDS

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It has an easy setup for creating new database connections, it's very flexible regarding creation of snapshots and recoveries, easy to scale as needed, It has the ability to create replication in simple steps.

Cons: By far it has met my needs, so I have no concerns about this software.

Overall: The biggest benefit using this software at my current project is the simplicity of setting up a database in the cloud without the need of manual set up.

Helpful for a startup

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - This is a good choice, if you want to get a relational database server immediately up and running

- No operations or maintenance overhead

- Good security features, easy to configure them up

- Scheduled backups/failovers is very easy to setup

Cons: - Slightly expensive

- Other than that it offers exactly what you expect from a managed db and more

Overall: Saved a lot of time when bootstrapping my startup

Database Service Managed by Amazon

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon RDS is the cloud Database service by Amazon. You no longer need to install or set up your database system, amazon does that for you in just few clicks. You can scale up, scale down machine as per your needs. You will charged only for the time, you will be running RDS service.

Cons: Its hard drive can only increase, there is no option available to decrease the storage space.

We utilize Amazon ealational Database Service as a backend for a modest bunch of web applicatios

Mar 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Exceptionally adjustable. Bunches of Amazon cloud benefit choices and outsider projects, Application programming interfaces (APIs) accessible. Solid accentuation on securing server cases. Backings wide assortment of Windows and Linux servers. More affordable forthright expenses.

Cons: Poor value for the money. Confounding cluster of administrations. I don't accept conventional RDBMS have any business being generation databases these days, so I discover RDS' center around execution and solidness to be inefficient and diverting.

Great way to deal with Databases

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easily scalable system. Different DBMS available, so everyone can find a good fit. A lot of metrics available, so you can track what's going on with your databases.

Cons: Once set, some of the setting are not easily changed (like space reserved for RDS instance). Restoring includes restore of complete instance, not just a DB, so in some scenarios it can take a lot of time.

Amazon RDS Review

Aug 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It supports most of the relational databases like Oracle, MySql and Postgre Sql. Great features like scalability, administration, high availability, API abilities, notifications, alarms, security and monitoring with low price. Suitable for all kind of applications like mobile, web and desktop.

Cons: Not granting super privilege for Mysql db users. Cannot import/export data directly for Oracle.

Overall: I used free version of Amazon RDS for initial stage of the startup. It worked great with all the requirements.

Amazon RDS is where it is at!

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I can easily store data in the cloud. It is cheap, easy to use, and the go to tool for data storage on the web.

Cons: I wish it had even smaller instances for startups, however the pricing is still really good so that is all that matters at this time.

Overall: Amazon RDS is the way to go for cloud databases. I store all my relevant data in this solution and I couldn't be happier!

Stable Data Storage in the Cloud

Dec 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: RDS just works. We run a small software team, and it's nice to be able to trust the professionals to manage backups and availability for our core data storage system.

Cons: I find there is not enough granularity in some of the options. Giving up control can mean losing some of the tools that you were used to.

Overall: We use RDS to store our main databases for our cloud software solution. It has helped us just "set it and forget it" with our databases. Restoration from backups is easy. I love it.

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Amazon RDS is one of the best RDS of the moment, reliable and safe

Dec 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about this software is that it not only has a free version but also has many options for customization and compatibility; there you can work with MySQL, Postgres, MSSQL, and Oracle. Another aspect that is very useful are the automatic copies of recovery, have a time of 5 minutes between each and the best thing is that the retrieval of information has no additional cost, there are other functions that are performed automatically as updates, so that the user saves time and effort compared to other similar programs.

Cons: I think you should be careful with how to manage the tools and resources since the use of this software can be expensive when implementing many of the payment tools and features available to you, however it is difficult to find disadvantages of this tool far from the economic aspect, in general works very well and until now has not caused any problems of any kind.

Overall: Database management can be complicated if you do not have enough experience in this area, however with Amazon RDS I have been able to perform my tasks easily and quickly, its extensive customization options have allowed me to get the exact results I hope to have. Without major complications, in the company where I work this software is used for little more than three months and until now it has worked perfectly to manage the databases of the clients, it is an excellent option.

High availability and highly customizable DB system with cost saving.

Aug 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to setup and start integrating to production environment. Very strong in terms of data security. Supports lots of Amazon cloud service options and third-party programs and APIs. Strong emphasis on securing server instances.

Cons: really, I can't think of any.

It's not always perfect, for instance if missing a monitoring alert

it more a result of the huge number of setting, but once mastered it's really awesome .

One click relational DB

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's incredibly simple to spin up a database server or cluster with full DR and redundancy. Plus, no server overhead.

Cons: The database versions lag slightly behind what you want and can get if you ran it yourself, and there's no galara clusters yet.

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A reliable relational database in a couple of clicks

Nov 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: If you're on AWS and you need a relational database, forget about setting it up on your own instances and go straight to RDS: your database will be there in a couple clicks, with high availability, automatic upgrades and backups if you like.

Then you can literally forget about it and just make sure you have enough space for your use case.

Cons: Rarely you may need to go a bit deeper on the hardware side to understand why your database is underperforming, and this is not possible with RDS.

Overall: I set up RDS (MySQL) with different projects and loads and it never ever failed once in many years.

Scalable and Available Database Solution

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: > Comparable with all major rational database platforms,

> Easy to manage and administrate

> Keep an eye on costs and optimise usage with other AWS service such as CloudWatch.

> Monitor Performance and configure alerting systems with ease.

> Highly Available with support for cross-region replication

Cons: Hard to list many downsides other than the limitation for older versions of database engine which AWS will end support for. This is an issue for legacy systems that rely on certain version.

Overall: It is a very fast connection to Amazons services, assuring you have a quality connection to the internet.

This is an optimised solution for hosting databases with high IO than a standard instance.

Amazon have great support packages available for business.

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Amazon RDS: Simple, flexible and highly scalable

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: One of the best features of Amazon RDS is that is highly scalable. I like how easy it is to scale the CPU capacity and the RAM of any database without any downtime.

The choice of choosing the DB type you need is another feature i really like a lot.

Another thing that's worthy of mention is the cost. It's relatively very cheap, especially when compared to similar services.

Cons: The only thing I can point out here is that the initial implementation is time consuming and involves going through lots of steps.

Excellent Database!

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how robust RDS is and how reliable it has been!

Cons: I was annoyed at some of the security group requirements, but otherwise it's great.

Good, but price is to high

Sep 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its just simple sql database, as good as mysql

Cons: Its better to create own instances with free software

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Quick setup, a state of the art execution of managed cloud database hosting

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: The ease and setup in starting for the first time. There is almost no learning curve. Also the options of availability, read replicas, and backups are unmatched. This is one of the best platforms to host any type of database.

Cons: I have no qualms with Amazon RDS. I was having some issues connecting to my database at first, but it is almost always a user error. AWS RDS is a solid platform and service.

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Amazon Relational Database Service is best relational database in the cloud. Easy , quick and Fast.

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: 1. Easy Interface and Security. Really liked the 2FA and Verification. Convenient for teams and DB Admin.

2. API is amazing. Python API is very powerful with many options to encrypt data on the go.

Cons: Nothing as such to dislike about. Really convenient and Nice software to use. Online Docs and Guides help me when I am Stuck.

Overall: Really good and amazing hosted solution for cloud services. Must use for small and large teams.

Amazon RDS is the best cloud based database service available.

Nov 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Amazon RDS was quick to setup and has been extremely dependable. It is going to allow us to expand our offerings and abilities by providing a cloud based database that can be accessed without the need of a VPN or being on premise.

Cons: AWS in general can be difficult to understand. Many of the settings and features are not user friendly, even sometimes for an experienced software developer.

Amazon RDS is a great reliable service!

Jul 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Amazon RDS, among other Amazon services, is a great service. No headache setting up and managing MySQL servers on my own. All of that hassle is handled by Amazon now, so our engineering team can focus on more important things.

Once you figure out how to navigate and setup the service, it becomes very easy to setup things like auto-scaling. Backups are easy too.

Cons: It's a little bit tricky to figure out all of the nuances related to setting up and configuring the clusters.

If you are a small team or startup, this makes your life easy.

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Using RDS its easier to setup and maintain relational databases, we dont need a professional DevOps engineer. Its easier to scale and supports almost all major relational databases.

Cons: There are no such cons to this product, only thing is its a bit costly. Also if you are starting up a product/project it's costly since there are no small instances available. Even for a development environment, you have to buy a large machine. Apart from these since it saves a headache, its worth the money

Amazon for offer zone

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software actually offers a platform for trading to most of the countries in the world.

Cons: The software is not reliable at low networked areas .

Overall: i love using this application to purchase all my goods frequently and it has served me for a long period

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It has been an incredible stable and powerful tool to work with

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to configure and very stable, fast and powerful. The tools AWS gives for RDs is one of the best I have seen. Documentation is also very well written.

Cons: I cannot really find many disadvantages but I guess I could say is not entirely intuitive to set up. But if you get a hold of the documentation is fairly easy.

Overall: A Database in a secure environment, with great stability and availability. Awesome toolset to configure whatever you may need

Cloud Relational Database System

Sep 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: With Amazon RDS, you can choose any of the relational database engine and start using it. You will no longer need to install or set up anything, Just specify your requirements and amazon will take of rest. It is quite un-hack-able, as a user can never have ssh access to your database system. Its capacity can be increase and decrease as per needs.

Cons: It is good for first few 100GBs, but after that it becomes quite expensive.

Very fulfilled with the product overall. Would recommend to colleagues.

Jul 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I was only personally involved in the front end set-up and implementation of this product but I have to say I was really taken back. In an industry where database management & retention are the largest means of revenue building having a trustworthy product is second to nothing. Amazon RDS with the ability to create and retain multiple databases along with its extremely user friendly, easily teachable platform & myriad of database types available I felt I made the right choice.

Cons: We always look to keep operational costs low when looking at the bottom line so that could be one reason that this product may turn some consumers off but when you look at the prices to hire a consultant in place of a product like Amazon RDS it starts to look more attractive.

Overall: Increased productivity & allowed more time to spend on activities that will ultimately grow my business

RDS a few months in!

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The admin section is very snappy and documentation / support has been extremely helpful when I raised questions.

Cons: While it is something coming hopefully in the future, the lack of load balancers can make troubleshooting overloaded servers difficult to determine if a higher CPU is required of if the current setup is 'enough' where as a load balancer would solve the issue.

Overall: Overall the AWS server platform has been awesome and over the few months of use continues to get better.

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A relational database service has never been as simplified as Amazon RDS.

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Amazon RDS I used it with another wonderful product from Amazon, which allows uploading and downloading files from the server. It helped me a lot because of the versatility it offers and the optimal coupling with stored procedures, all in the cloud.

Cons: Amazon RDS I really liked it. I have not had any problems with the operation, the architecture and the tools. But I emphasize that I have had little support at the technical support level.

My RDS Review

Oct 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon Aurora in RDS is the best feature of it. It is compatible with traditional MySQL so it can be easily migrated to Aurora. Aurora is fast and highly available which keeps almost 6 copies of data and can handle 2 simultaneous failures.

Cons: If you go with Aurora it is very costly compared to other databases. There is some limit on number of Instances and file size each instance can have.

Overall: Overall it is very easy to setup and use.

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Very fast and efficient RDS

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It was very easy to set up and migrate from an in-house relational database. It uses SQL for querying. If your app is running on aws it is even faster.

Cons: The security certificates can be complicated to get working correctly in a coroprate environment.

Overall, it is very reliable and fast and offers so many different options

Apr 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Overall, it is very reliable and fast and offers so many different options and customisations. And, it charges based on actual usage and very easy to increase or decrease based on usage.

Cons: It is not user friendly for beginner or novice. So many customisation means complications and it might not for small to micro business but rather for medium to large business that has extra manpower and resources to manage.

Cost efficient and great for automating provisioning

Nov 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon Relational database is cost efficient and great for automating provisioning databases services. Its a great service for your money. It supports most database like SQL, PostgreSQL and others.

Cons: I really love the totality of this service

Reliable managed database service

Nov 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Super-reliable, fully-managed relational database service from Amazon. Provides good performance, with automatic backups and scaling, Amazon RDS is a stable back for companies of any size. As expected, integrates nicely with the rest of the Amazon stack.

Cons: Can be a bit overwhelming to set up at first and is rather an expensive service.

The industry standard for cloud database management

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Is the most comprehensive tool available online for cloud-based database management. It offers every feature that any company could possibly need for their cloud-based storage needs and offers the scalability unparalleled by other services

Cons: Figuring out how to work with this service is not the easiest thing to do. I feel like the documentation is written by people who already know how to use it and therefore assume that things are intuitive which really are not. Furthermore, getting support and direction may end up costing you money if you can't figure it out yourself

Overall: I was able to build a database that match my needs perfectly and pay a rate reasonable according to only what I needed

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I like it, Amazon RDS is really economical and quite complete for database services

Dec 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a great software, mainly I like it because it has versions that do not have to be paid and they are inside the versions good options that are paid for.

It is a really fast and efficient database, I think it is very convenient to use it because of its low cost and its great benefits

Cons: Among its disadvantages I think that sometimes it does not tell you what things are paid for what is necessary to be careful and not use tools that at some point can be very expensive, in the same way I think that for its low cost within the basics it is very good and works well

Overall: the experience so far has been good, little is the little that I have been using this platform

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Gold standard of cloud-based relational database management

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: By far, the flexibility AWS offers to developers in managing relational databases in cloud-based infrastructure is its best feature. You can make use of all kinds of SQL databases, provision resources, and build out features that best fit your use cases. Furthermore, you pay for what you use, like all AWS products. Amazingly flexible and powerful.

Cons: Again, as with all AWS, the barrier for entry is quite steep. You have to do a lot of research and develop a proper understanding of all AWS services to properly integrate into your infrastructure.

Overall: Use cases at our company in managing relational databases

Started using mysql on it and have had no issues

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It a great way to pay for what you need database wise without the over head cost of space you do not need.

Cons: It took me a while to figure out where to go to setup and manage the new server built since someone else set it up for me.

Overall: Great way to save money on aws.

We use this program regularly in our office.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the ease of use of managing data on the cloud network and the ability to share that information easily internally.

Cons: It is sometimes difficult to manipulate the software to do what we need here at work but it usually works out ok.

Powerful durable databases

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: So many great features, near infinite scalability, redundancy, replication, all dead simple to set up vs. the old days of setting up and configuring servers. I can setup worldwide cluster of databases in minutes, the future is now.

Cons: I tried but really can't think of anything. There's so many features and settings it's like drinking fro m a firehouse but take a little time to learn everything and you'll be fine.

Easy and cheap way to get a RDBMS service

Sep 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1) It has different rdbms choices like Mysql, Oracle, SQL server, postgres, redshift etc..

2) easy to setup nd scale-up

Cons: 1) Its on cloud , still some security issues, and sometime performance issues.

Try It for Yourself!

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease to navigate through it, and the affordable prices!

Cons: The only thing I can think of was occasional sold out items, a short wait list time to receive them.

Overall: It was great having such resourceful access to various information.

Aurora Db by aws is awesome

Dec 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Using mysql on cloud is made simple by Amazon RDS. Scheduling backups has never been so easy.

Aurora DB is a plus.

Cons: Amazon RDS is a bit costly compared to other mysql cloud providers.

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cheap and scalable

Nov 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: it is very cheap and scalable for my project. very fast and secure

Cons: some settings are so complex for me. maybe I need to upgrade myself

Amazon AWS Service Review

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: An option to use wireless free usage up to 12 month remote connection to servers in frame of AWS Amazon Service.

Cons: Lack of ability to test highly operational types of EC2 Instances.

Overall: Best expectation about trial service

Capterra loader

Excellent application for cloud storage

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a tool that allows you to save and store any type of files to have a backup in the cloud, its storage capacity is infinite, I have found so far

Cons: The truth is that I have not been able to detect any data or thing that I have not liked, I have been using it for a short time and it has not brought me any inconveniences, I really like it

Cloud based Relational database service

Dec 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Minimal time to market, easy set up, pay as you use/go option.

Cons: Monitoring if not done carefully can have adverse impact on pricing

RDS Amazon

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is easy to use and makes life easier

Cons: sometimes my internet is slow so it doesn't load properly

AWS is usually a good default bet

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: AWS is reliable, affordable, and will work for most things you want to do'if it's not ideal for every use case, it's a good go-to.

Cons: For more specialized projects, more specialized vendors may be more appropriate or a better value overall.

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.

Apr 24, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight. It is easy to use and scale up in the cloud. Easy to setup.

Cons: I have not used Amazon Relational Database extensively, so I did not find any drawbacks forAmazon Relational Database.

Flexible, scalable databases

Sep 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: RDS is full featured, and it's easy to scale databases or reduce costs via reserved instances

Cons: The AWS ecosystem as a whole is not very intuitive

Review for Amazon RDS

Nov 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that Amazon RDS is very user-friendly and has a great customer support system.

Cons: I experienced some glitches here and there so that can be fixed.

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Amazon

Sep 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's great for finding products and things that you need from home.

Cons: Not all the products are quality and are falsely advertised.

Amazon RDS review

Dec 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: - high availability databases

- no manual configuration needed

Cons: - cross-region replication not available for some platforms