Who Uses Amazon RDS?

Application developers, database administrators, system administrators, DevOps engineers

What Is Amazon RDS?

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) allows users to set up, operate, and scale a database in the cloud. Amazon RDS 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 applications so you can give them the performance and security they need. Available Amazon RDS database engines: Amazon Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database, and SQL Server.

Amazon RDS Details

Amazon Web Services

http://aws.amazon.com

Founded 2006

Amazon RDS Pricing Overview

Amazon RDS has a free version and offers a free trial. Amazon RDS paid version starts at US$0.01.

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Starting Price

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

Online

Not Offered

Amazon RDS Features

Database Software
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 Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 147 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.4/5
Monish K.
senior software engineer
Computer Software, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/04/2020

"Cost Effective and Fully Cloud Managed Relational Database Service"

Comments: Had A Really Great Experience with RDS, I have been evaluating Aurora with Native RDS so i will be talking more about Aurora in this Review

Pros: RDS provides support for verity of database systems like mysql, postgreSql, Maria DB, Oracle, Microsoft Sql and a hybrid Aurora (supports both mysql & psql) Resizing, network management processes like subnet and security group are easily manageable. Using Aurora it has become easy to transfer data from DB to S3 using "INTO OUTFILE S3" query Aurora is really faster when it comes to executing heavy flock of query simultaneously when compared with its native RDS, it increases the over all through put Aurora Server less is a extremely cost effective solution when used with proper configurations, it scales up and scales down as per its usage (pay per sec) Supports Auto Backing up and scheduled snapshotting which stores the DB snapshot in S3, which helps in recovery at times of data deleted by mistake or data corruption by some failure in the application etc Aurora provides Export Snapshot to S3 feature, its a additional feature towards data movement from RDS to S3, from this we can easily migrate data from RDS to Redshift or Athena via S3

Cons: Can't change subnet of a multi AZ RDS Database directly, to achieve this i had to first change my DB to single AZ Aurora Server less dose not scale up when used with low CPU utilising application, user should have given the flexibility to change the autoscaling parameter for Aurora server less (CPU utilisation 70%) Aurora the use of "INTO OUTFILE S3" query requires some additional setup steps at the s3 bucket end and IAM role which is well documented, but quite confusing, Aurora dose not support newer mysql or psql versions which are supported by its native RDS's Aurora when compared with its native RDS its slower for executing single queries,
officers Aurora is really faster when it comes to executing heavy flock of query simultaneously, but at the least we expect Aurora to perform as the same level as its native RDS when it comes to single queries
Aurora's Export Snapshot to S3 feature only supports Parquet file format, and on trigging Export it takes more time to start, it wold be better if the process starts instantaneously

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/04/2020
Verified Reviewer
Data Analysis
Civic & Social Organization, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/07/2019

"Amazing relational database which is easy to setup and use provided you have the technical know how"

Comments: AWS RDS can be linked with Victorops/splunk/slack and what not to constantly monitor the state of the database and set up alerts for catching problems. It can automatically save regular copies of the database.

Pros: ease of setup
ease of taking snapshots
no configurational drainers
very easy to set up alerts for monitoring problems in the database
debugging is a breeze.

Cons: It is easy to get lost without an UI.
also replicating databases can get stuck sometimes if you don't know what you are doing.
replication can be pain depending upon whether you want (master-master) or (master-slaves)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/07/2019
Benjamin B.
CEO
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    2/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/06/2020

"Works well"

Comments: It's worked well for me.

Pros: Backed by AWS - corporate level product for an affordable price.

Cons: No support included. Need to figure out your issues on your own or pay (extensively) for support.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/06/2020
Verified Reviewer
Software Development Engineer In Test
13-50 Employees
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/04/2018

"Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight."

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/04/2018
Muhammad arsalan N.
Principal DevOps Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2019

"AWS RDS Review"

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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/06/2019