Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS

by Amazon Web Services

Who Uses This Software?

Application developers, database administrators, system administrators, DevOps engineers

Average Ratings

133 reviews
  • Overall 4.8/5
  • Ease of Use 4.5/5
  • Customer Service 4.6/5
  • Features 4.6/5
  • Value for Money 4.4/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$0.01
    See pricing details
  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Online
    Not Offered

Vendor Details

  • Amazon Web Services
  • http://aws.amazon.com
  • Founded 2006

About Amazon RDS

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications. Amazon RDS is available on several database instance types - optimized for memory, performance or I/O - and provides you with six familiar database engines to choose from.

Amazon RDS Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Database Conversion
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • NOSQL
  • Performance Analysis
  • Relational
  • Virtualisation
  • Backup
  • Data Migration
  • Database Conversion
  • Monitoring
  • OLAP
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Storage Optimisation

Amazon RDS Most Helpful Reviews

Best managed relational database service in the market!

Reviewed on 17/04/2019
Esra K.
Research and Development Director
Information Technology & Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: 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.

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.

AWS RDS Review

Reviewed on 10/06/2019
Muhammad arsalan N.
Principal DevOps Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: My company need a simple and fast scalable solution for managing MySQL databases therefore we chose RDS. Prior to RDS we were managing DB clusters installed on VMs on Hyper Visors, and it was a cumbersome job. Though switching to RDS does make our life easy but RDS is not a cheap solution though.

Pros: Easily Scalable as per need.
AWS manage you infrastructure completely.
Fast Disaster recovery if planned the architecture correctly.
Multi AZ deployment and Read replica supported.
Supported various DB services like MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server and Postgres.
Backup procedure is very easy.

Cons: Cost on higher side.
Lack of control on your DB instance, though it's good but at times you need some tweaking todo.

Manage database services solution for AWS Cloud

Reviewed on 23/12/2019
Trang N.
Senior Test Engineer
Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We use RDS with PostgreSQL and MySQL as our backend database for our Application hosted in AWS, they are located in a private VPC and only allow access from our backend subnet.

Pros: RDS allows us easy to create and manage a relational database for our Application hosted in AWS. It supports many different instance type, engine and scale option to select. RDS works well with VPC to keep our database private and only allow to access from specify sources. It has a lot of monitor metrics such as CPU utilization, free storage, freeable memory and read/write latency and well notification system to keep track of our database. Excellent backup, snapshot and restore support by AWS

Cons: Manage RDS's parameter is quite complex since it does not have good UI support. It lacks support tool to run SQL command directly from AWS console

Database provisioning without maintenance efforts

Reviewed on 08/12/2019
Julian X.
Cloud Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Personally I am very satisfied by this solution as it makes Database hosting totally painless. Also, Read-Replica and Multi-AZ features, makes it very hard to have a downtime on your side. If you're searching for an HA solution for your Database, consider Amazon RDS.

Pros: Amazon RDS is a very good product if you need a Database solution in your software architecture. Scaling and ensure performance without bottlenecks is definitely a plus value that Amazon RDS offers. Easier to integrate across other AWS products, but also on standalone software through DNS names and port, you can easily spawn a Database in a couple of clicks. Amazon RDS offers also Read-Replicas and Multi-AZ totally transparent to you, which makes it kind of unique in database hosting.

Cons: Price: everybody is well aware of how much AWS costs in the long run. Amazon RDS solution makes no difference, but if you are well aware of the costs, then this shouldn't stop you from trying and using it.

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.

Reviewed on 24/04/2018
Verified Reviewer
Software Development Engineer In Test
13-50 Employees
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

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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