Amazon RDS

Relational database service software

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Amazon RDS Overview

What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS is a relational database service software designed to help users set up, operate and scale databases such as Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, users can manage routine database tasks like patching, provisioning, backups, failure detection, recovery, and repair.

Amazon RDS enables users to launch database instances and connect applications quickly and easily. The platform supports automatic software patching, and offers best practice guidance through configuration analysis and usage metrics. Amazon RDS provides recommendations for areas like database engine versions, storage, networking, instance types, and storage. Users can search and perform recommended actions instantly, or schedule them for later.

Amazon RDS facilitates general purpose (SSD) and provisioned IOPS (SSD) storage, as well as push-button compute scaling, storage scaling, and read replicas. Other Amazon RDS features include automated backups, database snapshots, multi-AZ deployments, and automatic host replacement. The platform ensures database security with at rest and in transit encryption, network isolation, and resource-level permissions. Amazon RDS also supports event notifications, monitoring and metrics, and configuration governance.

Amazon RDS Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$0,01/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.


Amazon RDS Features

Devices
Business size
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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, Japanese, Korean

Media

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Amazon RDS Reviews

Amazon RDS Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
116

Very good
34

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,5
99% recommended this app
Monish K.

Cost Effective and Fully Cloud Managed Relational Database Service

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


Verified Reviewer

Amazing relational database which is easy to setup and use provided you have the technical...

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.


Manas M.

Database Management as a Service is well implemented, which is reliable, secure and efficient

RDS is a really good service, I haven't seen any Downtime, the communication between EC2 and RDS is really fast since they are in the same AWS network


Verified Reviewer

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.


Sushank S.

Amazon RDS : High uptime and faster processing in-cloud database management

Amazon RDS is very reliable and easy to use it support various types of databases including widely used MySQL and others like Postgres, aurora without worrying the infrastructure.
IT is very easy to migrate from existing or new database also it has helped us to avoid downtime with Multi-AZ setup.


Monish K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Cost Effective and Fully Cloud Managed Relational Database Service

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/04/20
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civic & Social Organization
Company size: 11-50 Employees

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

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/29
Review Source: Capterra

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)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Manas M.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Database Management as a Service is well implemented, which is reliable, secure and efficient

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

RDS is a really good service, I haven't seen any Downtime, the communication between EC2 and RDS is really fast since they are in the same AWS network

Pros

This really reduces the operational time taken to set up a database on a cloud machine, the cost of setting up and managing is really cheep when compared to the native approach of installing mysql or psql on a EC2 and managing it,
it exposes us to a verity of options and versions which we wouldn't have been aware of , and setting them up in just clicks without even spending much time in researching on it and figuring out the way to setting it up ,
The security management is really good, we can set all types of security managements like, subnet, security group, VPC, IAM role etc, which will take a lot of effort if gone manually ,
Backup restore is really well managed , we can schedule the backup process which dumps the data into the S3, we can restore it when needed ,
it supports all type of CURD operations including cloning a DB setup,
it supports many type of databases, it has a new one called Aurora which is AWS specific which is in 2 flavours (mysql and psql) - can use it for high cost effectiveness, additional features and speed up your bulk query executions,
Upgrading DB version or any other edition are easy to make without any data losses,
it gives a DNS URL for the DB, we need not manually add its IP into a Rout53,
Now we can integrate RDS with AWS secret, using which the application can access the DB with a dynamic password, and this creds gets rotated every day, which really increases the security.
Query Execution history and resource utilisation monitoring .

Cons

I know AWS is in a process of developing new hybrid databases like Aurora, i have noticed some trivial issues in it, its slower then RDS for executing stand alone queries , but its faster than RDS while executing Bulk Queries, there may be a way to SSH into the RDS machine or accessing its DB terminal , it would be better it i can do it on the UI, instead of remembering all the commands to connect

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.

Reviewed on 2018/04/24
Review Source: Capterra

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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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Sushank S.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Amazon RDS : High uptime and faster processing in-cloud database management

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/07
Review Source: Capterra

Amazon RDS is very reliable and easy to use it support various types of databases including widely used MySQL and others like Postgres, aurora without worrying the infrastructure.
IT is very easy to migrate from existing or new database also it has helped us to avoid downtime with Multi-AZ setup.

Pros

1. RDS is very fast and feasible to fetch and manage the data.
2. Version are dynamic and can be chosen/changed through simple steps.
3. Restriction can be easily managed through subnets and security groups.
4. It has high uptime overcoming downtime and can be scaled easily.

Cons

1. Some time for the beginners it is not easy to setup or manage.
2. Pricing is bit high if you are creating a small instance DB.
3. Integrations with 3rd party is quite a bit complex.
4. No fully admin controls are given to manage the DB.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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Amazon RDS Pricing

Amazon RDS Pricing

Starting from
US$0,01/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 151 user ratings
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Amazon RDS Features

Amazon RDS Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,6/5
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Additional information for Amazon RDS

Additional information for Amazon RDS

Key features of Amazon RDS

  • Data Migration
  • Monitoring

Amazon RDS FAQs

Amazon RDS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Amazon RDS.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Amazon RDS offer?

Amazon RDS offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$0,01/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.

Q. What are the main features of Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS offers the following features:

  • Data Migration
  • Monitoring

Q. Who are the typical users of Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Amazon RDS support?

Amazon RDS supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, Japanese, Korean

Q. What type of pricing plans does Amazon RDS offer?

Amazon RDS has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Amazon RDS support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Amazon RDS supports

Q. What other apps does Amazon RDS integrate with?

Amazon RDS integrates with the following applications:

Alert Logic MDR, Amazon ElastiCache, Diyotta, EasyMorph, Immuta, Navicat Monitor, Sematext Cloud, Strikedeck, Zoho Analytics, dbTimer

Q. What level of support does Amazon RDS offer?

Amazon RDS offers the following support options:

Online Support