Amazon Web Services

Amazon RDS

5 / 5 22 reviews


Average Ratings

22 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

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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
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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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Watch out for billing surprises

May 05, 2018
5/5
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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.

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

May 20, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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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.

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

Apr 29, 2018
5/5
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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

Helpful for a startup

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
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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.

Managed DB to the Rescue

Jun 07, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, redundant, normally long tasks are done at the click of a button. You can programatically create backups or resize your instance based on demand. Maintenance is managed by AWS.

Cons: There is not many cons in my opinion. Not all SQL Server features are supported in RDS. Probably because Amazon wants us to use their own products.

Amazon RDS is where it is at!

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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!

One click relational DB

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
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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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Amazon Relational Database Service is best relational database in the cloud. Easy , quick and Fast.

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
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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.

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

Apr 25, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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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

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

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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

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

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
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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.

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

Apr 11, 2018
4/5
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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.

The industry standard for cloud database management

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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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

We use this program regularly in our office.

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
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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
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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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.

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.

Apr 24, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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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.

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Excellent application for cloud storage

Apr 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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

AWS is usually a good default bet

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
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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.