Amazon RDS

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Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational DB in the cloud: Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.

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Amazon RDS review by <span>Jonathan P.</span>
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The best customizable RDS

What do you like best?

There is free tier usage, you can select from decent amount of DB for your proyect, the most known and useful, such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySql, MariaDB etc. Also they are very customizable, you can create instances on your own needs, you can select the resources for you applications or services, like hard disk, memory ram, iops, even the region where it is allocated to get better ping, very easy to use, easy to connect with another databases, is perfect for scalable projects.

What do you dislike?

If you don't be careful of free tier usage, you'll get some surprises billing on your credit card. If you are novice with RDS, maybe can be a bit hard to understand all the features it offers, but there are many guides which can help you.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use free level use, for proof, before use the paid version, but keep in mind that the free level may have some restrictions which the paid version don't. You will not regret if you pay for this service, there is everything you need and more.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am web, software, and app developer, right now i am current user of aws, for many projects, i use others instance like ec2, neptune, s3, etc. RDS have helped me a lot, when i need use external relational data base, to make apis, or anyother scalable project as gameservers. it make so easy the way to send and get data.

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Amazon RDS review by <span>Bob S.</span>
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RDS keeps databases simple

What do you like best?

I like the ease to manage different database software in an environment which is the same for any database engine. RDS also allows you to back up, restore and clone instances effortlessly. This has saved me much time and effort over the years. Additionally you can create and test difference database warehouse technology without having to know much about the installation and configuration of the same. Which is a huge plus if you are not a trained DBA for each different database technology.

What do you dislike?

When RDS started to use EC2 Security Groups instead of the RDS security groups it originally used to manage access, this was further complicated when VPC became a requirement for EC2 Security Groups. It also can be more expensive for startups because you have a dedicated instance for your database, and it isn't running on our application server. But depending on the size of the instance you might be eligible for a free tier of usage for the first year.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running startup businesses without a dedicated DBA is possible because RDS removes the need for much administration and setup.

What Database as a Service (DBaaS) solution do you use?

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Amazon RDS review by <span>Gary H.</span>
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Amazon RDS painless MySQL in the cloud

What do you like best?

Simple replication of entire service and data for testing and development cycles. Data Replication (secondary servers -- read only replicant) are simple to set up and take down compared to doing this with home grown solutions.

What do you dislike?

Had serious issue with ODBC and AWS tech support didn't find or fix it - had to dig deep into JVM threading model to get the problem to go away. Was not their problem nonetheless it manifest only on their platform and it would have been nice if the business class of tech support had actually been able to help solve this instead of constantly pointing in the wrong direction.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you TEST, TEST and TEST some more before committing to the product to ensure you have it working in a production grade capacity. Once there however you're pretty much golden. If you need tech support expect to be on your own as even the paid levels of support do not seem to have a depth of knowledge for serious technical issues.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moving self hosted database into DBaaS and found the pricing and performance to be better than what we needed. In short I simply no longer need to worry about most of the database "management" things I had to do -- now everything is just a few clicks away including complete replication of the service and data for painless test and development cycles..

Amazon RDS review by <span>Addy S.</span>
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Amazon RDS one of the best!

What do you like best?

Easy set-up and gives you the best DBaaS platform at a low cost. Amazon RDS takes very few seconds to launch the database instance and we can connect to RDS instance through command line - shell

Scalable capacity without any downtime is one of the best feature of the server. Also, the server running the DB is different than your web server, so the hassle of upgrading AWS RDS affecting your web server doesn't exist.

It gives you the choice to decide what type of DB you need.

Definitely go for this one with affordable prices and its really helpful for high availability related concerns

What do you dislike?

Its really good apart from the support in some cases one has to dig deep into the community threads to know about the actual issue and it takes some time

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I found the performance to be better than what we needed and offcourse the pricing too

I didn’t have to worry about most of the database "management" things as. Its was just few clicks away including complete replication of the service and data for painless test and development cycles.

Amazon RDS review by <span>Gurleen S.</span>
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What do you like best?

Amazon RDS has quite a number of relational databases services such as Oracle, SQL, MySql, etc. which covers almost all the needs of an organization without installing and configuring a database on the physical machines.

It saves a lot of cost associated with setting up of relational databases and hence, increases the margins for small scale corporations.

It also provide an option to enable IAM DB Authentication and there is an option to choose the backup retention period so that automated backups can be taken and restore in an event of failure

Amazon RDS takes very few seconds to launch the database instance and we can connect to RDS instance through command line - shell

What do you dislike?

As such there isn't anything in particular which I dislike, but I do have few suggestions such as more databases support can be included apart from the one which are already covered.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would strongly recommend Amazon RDS since it'll solve many database installations concerns for the organization along with providing good returns on the investment made in using Amazon RDS

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have had many problems in our current projects in which we were using Oracle relational database. Due to hug amount of data, a lot of physical servers were installed in order to make sure latency should be low and data can be saved or retrieved efficiently.

Once we implemented AWS Service for Amazon RDS, we have saved a lot in terms of pricing,

Amazon RDS review by <span>Ibn H.</span>
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Database on the FLY

What do you like best?

When I started programming back in 2003, I never thought future will be that easy. We had some large projects with huge databases. Working with those were really difficult due to size of the database. Size wasn't the only problem here, we didn't knew how much storage we needed for those database. Databases kept growing and we began to encounter performance issues.

Well than we thought about alternative and Amazon RDS was top on our list. It was super east to transfer our existing database there and manage all data. API, CLI support, SDK you name it and Amazon has this for you. It is secure, it is fast and most importantly very easy to maintain. Now we don't have to think about database size anymore. It's expending along with our business.

What do you dislike?

Their billing system still confuses us, sometimes we predict something and bill comes different. Yes they do has usage or billing graph but it still confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If performance matters, it should give this a try.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Amazon RDS for Relational Database Service (RDS). Mentionable benefits will be their secure API and scalable database size. We don't have to think about database size as it is growing.

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