Amazon Web Services

Amazon RDS


5 / 5
86 reviews


Average Ratings

86 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

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    Cloud, SaaS, Web
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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!


Capterra loader

Best managed relational database service in the market!

Apr 17, 2019
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: We have been using AWS RDS with MySQL since 2015. It is the best option we encountered in the market to set up, operate and scale a relational database in the cloud. Management Console is really easy to use. You can create, restore and scale any size of database in a matter of minutes. You should however be familiar with the technical term AWS uses. Be careful when you choose between General Purpose and Provisioned IOPS types.

Multi-AZ feature is a life saver if you have a database that cannot tolerate any downtime.

Point in time recovery saved us a lot. Also RDS takes automatic backups regularly.

You should also try Amazon Aurora which is an engine compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL. AWS built Aurora for itself and the underlying technology is mind blowing.

Cons: You should be careful with the price of Amazon RDS and keep an eye on CloudWatch and Trusted Advisor. It gets expensive depending on usage but still it is worth not to struggle with operational problems.

Overall: Choosing RDS was the best strategic decision we made. We saved a lot of time to focus on our company's growth instead of dealing with operations.

Setting up a "serversless" database environment inminutes

Feb 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: - Very easy to setup

- Creating database environments including HA in minutes

- Creating a HA environment without having to know anything about database replication

- Upgrading the DB engine with a click of a mouse

- Very ease to create backups (and setup automated snapshots)

- Easy to restore

- Can be managed via the weg GUI but also via the very powerful AWS CLI

- No need to manage an Operating system

- Changing instanced types if you need more or less CPU/memory.

- Dynamically change the storage

- Performance is very good

Cons: - On Aurora the disk spaces grows automatically when the database grows. But when deleting lots of data its not possible to shrink the file system.

- No root access to server (which we never missed since using RDS)

Overall: Since we start using RDS it saves us a lot of time. You can start with a small instance and very easily grow to a larger instance and a multi AZ (High available) setup. No need to worry about disk space anymore for backups or snapshots. Amazon doesn't run out of space. You can setup automated backup with a retention of 35 days max but if you need to keep backups longer you can create manual snapshots and keep them forever.

Capterra loader

Amazon RDS - The Relational Database Service

Feb 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon Relational Database Service is one of the best product of AWS. The best thing in it is easy to deploy,patch,backup,security and administrate . The distributed architecture provide render the high scalability feature in it. The hardware upgrade is also easy and less time consuming with AWS as it comes with the embed features of it. After switching to the AWS RDS there is a less administration activities needed on managing the databases. Best feature in it is, if you are new to the RDS it also provides the best practices and recommendations. Managing the database snapshot with the help of Amazon S3 is also very convenient.

Cons: Amazon Relational Databases management is easy but it's little tricky also as if you mess up the security group setting to vast, it's not an easy task to solve the puzzle. Best practices is to keep the security group setting simple and as per recommendation by AWS.

Overall: Amazon Relational Database allows us to encrypt your data using the Amazon Web Key Management. We manage our databases on Amazon Virtual Private which isolate the service and keep running without trouble. Monitoring of AWS RDS with Amazon CloudWatch is easy and describes details in metrics with no extra cost. Amazon Aurora is one of the cost efficient RDS.

Amazon RDS - Keeping it simple & easy

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Easy to setup and running. All cloudwatch metrics made available like other AWS services. Ability to take snapshots, scale up horizontally and vertically across environments and depending upon load. We were able to automate our build and deployments using terraform scripts. Automated Backups are stored in S3 so you can retrieve backups when needed. Pay as you go like traditional EC2 metered cost model. You can predict your montly/yearly estimates before hand. It just works!

Supports a wide range of DB's - PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL, etc.

Cons: Security setup may take time as its controlled by security groups. So it takes time to troubleshoot if you are not able to connect from local or any other remote instance.

Pricing may start to increase when you upgrade your instance types and add replication nodes etc.

Overall: Overall very satisfied. It worked for our use case.

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
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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

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.

Capterra loader

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).

Best "cloud" rDB implementation so far

Mar 06, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Fully managed database

- Access to all the configuration options you would usually do when tweaking the configuration file(s)

- Top notch support

- High-availability is just a few mouse clicks away

- Incredible easy to setup master/slave scenarios

- Great backup (snapshot) service

- Great performance with basic monitoring included

- You get the database engine you already know without the hassle to have to set it up by yourself

Cons: - Price? AWS is still expensive

- Nothing else I can think of

Overall: I've been using AWS since 2015 and to be fair, it has only improved all this time. Being RDS one of the most commonly used services, I have plenty of experience with it (including the support team behind it) and I only have good things to say about it.

Capterra loader

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
Value for Money
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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.

Forget about management!

Jan 30, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: You can set it up with a few clicks only, and you get a fully managed database instance: forget about backups, OS updates, etc. It even sets up High Availability for you if needed, creating multiple nodes. You can choose the resources of the system (CPU, Hard Disk, memory) and other configurations (DBMS parameters, extra read nodes)

Cons: You can only scale resources by using a bigger instance type (it means more CPU and more RAM) or replica nodes. Eg. you cannot set up a Raid disk configuration to improve I/O.

Overall: As most AWS services, it is super useful when your business is in a phase where you need more services and less time to manage them. If you can pay for the maintenance maybe you prefer to optimize your setup managing it by yourself.

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.

Great for supplying your EC2 instances with a fully managed database service

Mar 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The top benefit is not needing to hire a DBA to manage our DB instances. RDS offers a number of DBs including PostgreSQL, MySQL, Aurora, and more. It was dead simple to move a number of our services to AWS and link them with RDS MySQL. RDS will handle operations like upgrades, backups, patching, etc. Performance-wise we did not notice any significant differences between RDS and our on-prem solution. We also made use of replication by setting up multiple RDS MySQL replicas. Of course, this is highly dependent on your app so be sure to benchmark both before and after performance.

Cons: If you choose RDS, you will be (somewhat) locked into AWS. Not necessarily a bad thing as the pricing model is reasonable (pay per instance and storage capability) but you are still locked-in. You can move off of RDS but it's not trivial and will require a data migration - words that make all admins shudder.

Overall: RDS is a very solid DBaaS product and we are very satisfied with it so far.

Cloud base Data

Mar 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: If you need some data on the cloud for your software, you can totally trust Amazon to do it. Their servers are totally protected and fast enough to give you the info you need. Even high portions of data can go into it without much problem.

Cons: The price can go sometimes high if some storage, but it's totally worth it if you need it to be secure and functional at all times.

Overall: My old man has a big database of tires, it's huge. And for his stores, he needed to access the data quick enough to give prices or stocks. We first try a local server, which wasn't as fast or as big as we needed. Amazon took the job and did it perfectly.

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.

Capterra loader

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
Value for Money
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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
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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

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
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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.

Capterra loader

with Amazon RDS we can manage the data of our projects in an orderly and simple way

Jan 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I quite like this software, the truth is very interesting, what I liked the most about Amazon RDS is that it is software that helps to simplify in a certain way our administrative tasks with the database, I also like that it is free from restrictions of licenses and when paying, very low fees are paid to use the resources that the software has. In general it saves us a lot of time and it is very helpful

Cons: Sometimes looking for disadvantages is usually a bit easier in some software, in this case it is different since they have been great benefits, at least in Amazon RDS there are drawbacks, but in comparison with other softwares they are minor and they are solved almost immediately what is a disadvantage that is solved, on the other hand, some variables can not be established with some users. It is necessary to have internet to be able to open a file.

Overall: The experience in general has been really good, Amazon RDS is a tool that helps and facilitates in a flexible and secure way our tasks to be performed in the database managed in our cloud and this is great

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!

Capterra loader

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 .

Robust managed database solution

Apr 12, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once it's set up, it's robust. A stable database, nothing more nothing less. With added monitoring for server health and usage.

Cons: Some aspects and concepts of AWS are pretty complex. There are loads of docs, but you can also get quite lost in them.

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.

Amazon for Buisness

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use this monthly for one of our businesses. Price is high but fair for the amount of users

Cons: Cost is a bit high and may be tough for people to pay on a monthly or yearly basis

Overall: So far so good

Amazon RDS does the hard work for you

Apr 19, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Amazon RDS manages a lot of the hard parts of database management for you, including backup and recovery.

Cons: RDS can be a little pricey, and it's easy to make costly mistakes.

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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
Value for Money
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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.

Cloud Database Service

Apr 19, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: easy to set up using the interface provided

Highly Scalable, securable

Automatic Backups

Cons: costly service, billing is based on the usage of the service.

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.

For an average database, RDS is a great managed service

Apr 19, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's super easy to scale your database instances with a simple command through the CLI or through the web UI. It is also super easy to set up a master-follower pattern.

Cons: It is a bit pricey compared to just hosting your own DB on an EC2 instance. The instances themselves also are not as configurable as I would like at times (timezone, etc).

Overall: I would choose RDS if I were hosting a database that would occasionally need a moderate amount of scaling and if I did not want to get into the details of administering it.

Nice for Bootstrapping a Project

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It takes away the need for me to maintain a system just for developers to hack on. The backups are simple to restore and automatic. If something breaks the restore procedure is a few clicks. It abstracts away a lot of the DBA work that I don't want to do. I can still log into the server from the terminal. It is easy to make clones.

Cons: In my experience it is expensive. At large transaction volumes it would likely be better to get a dedicated hardware solution. In general the learning curve for most AWS services is a lot for a proprietary solution. I wouldn't want store business critical data on a vendor locked platform like this.

Overall: It has its place, especially for green field projects. Its also a decent live backup solution for having a slave server or two sitting outside of your network.

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.

finally. a DB on PAAS

Feb 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: it's easy to setup but yet really powerful.

Cons: I don't have any cons about Amazon RDS, sorry

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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
Value for Money
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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.

A great way for managing databases

Feb 22, 2019
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: If you need to have an instance of a DB fast, RDS is for you. In a quick way you can create an instance and have access anywhere. If you need to create backups just some clicks, or some call to the API, it's really easy to use.

Cons: Probably one disadvantage it's that doesn't support a lot of DB, but supports the most commercial. So that depends on what you work.

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

Great simple cloud database

Mar 06, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Love using sql server with Amazon RDS for startup companies. Easy, no infrastructure management, we can focus on the development without spending too much time on the setup

Cons: Cost is difficult to figure out but in the end not too bad for medium-size companies.

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
Value for Money
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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