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Amazon RDS Room for Improvement

Data Sleek - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

The solution needs RDS Mysql support for both MySQL 8 and MariaDB

The Performance Monitor they have is a little clanky, at least in regards to the UI. 

I wish they had designed a better MySQL Monitoring solution. I personally like SolarWinds DPA.

The performance is not always as good as MySQL running on its own EC2 instance. I have done some benchmarks before between EC2 instances and RDS and EC2 were better.

Being unable to select Out-file is annoying. They do support select Out-files into S3 but only on Aurora. It would be nice if they had implemented that feature in RDS MySQL.

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CV
CTO at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

The only thing that I can say is, you have to be really careful about the Cloud provision plannings - meaning that you should calculate the cost carefully due to the fact that the bill is increased sharply if you increase the limit. You have to provision what you need per month.

The solution charges for technical support, which is something they should change, at least for those organizations on tier one.

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Shaamil Ashraff - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect - Database Administration at Mitra Innovation

If you are a very tech-savvy guy who is a DBA, there are certain limitations due to how it's been implemented. You cannot do a lot of platform-level changes if that's how it's been set up, however, it's not required actually. Those limitations have not stopped anything, not stopped us from doing anything. That said, someone more technical may not like the limitations. Platform-level changes are not allowed. 

The solution is a bit expensive. 

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Agnaldo Carmo - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Engineer at Elastacloud

The price could be better. We have better options like Microsoft Azure to use in the cloud. I also don't think it's very scalable. 

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Naresh Reddy - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solutions Architect at OORWIN LABS INC

Expecting to have AWS RDS custom.

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VamsiMohan - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO at HUBER

The security features could be improved.

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CL
Data Analyst at a tech company with 51-200 employees

When you are using it for the first time, it is a little bit hard to configure. The first-time configuration is not very easy. It should be easier to configure.

Its installation should also be simpler. Currently, its installation is very complex.

With SQL Server, we have access to the SQL Server analysis services and reporting services, but such services are not available with Amazon RDS.

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Eric Sousa - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Data Projects at Cognitivo

It would be better if it integrated seamlessly with Microsoft products. Our clients use the Microsoft Tally application server. We already tried to create a reputation, for example, an on-premises environment from our client to Amazon RDS using the Microsoft Tally server. But we couldn't do that because we didn't have a strong user in RDS. We couldn't create a reputation from an on-premises environment from the Microsoft Tally server to RDS. I think that it would be a good implementation, and it would help us with this case.

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