We performed a comparison between Amazon Aurora and Oracle Database based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Relational Databases Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The solution’s scalability is good since we don’t need to take a maintenance window during unpredictable workloads. I like the solution’s behind-the-scenes happenings. It is a great feature."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to do multiple-read and single-write. These are the kinds of features that we were interested in, and Aurora takes care of that natively."
"The most valuable feature is that the maintainability is offloaded to the service provider. I don't have to maintain a database or do any administrative tasks, which comes in handy."
"We had better control over the parameters that we could tweak in terms of intermediate storage and better indexing capabilities."
"The most valuable feature of Amazon Aurora is SQL standardization, it doesn't have its own syntax which is good. It has a lot of hands-off self-management type of activities, such as log rolling and auto-scaling."
"Stable solution with analytic and partitioning functions that work well."
"It is a mature product. It is pretty stable. I've got a lot of experience with it, so it is pretty easy to use."
"Oracle Database is running on the same old hardware that I had the 11g version on and it is operating faster. It seems to be really good. It's fast even when the workload is heavy, easy to do backups and other administrative tasks with the Enterprise Manager."
"I like the query part and the optimization of the query to get the data. I also like its speedy recovery and stability. In the security part, the loss of data is minimal for any crashes that could happen. First of all, it might not occur, or if it happens, the recovery of the data is smoother than others."
"The solution is stable."
"Its security and reliability are most valuable."
"Oracle is somewhat user-friendly, and most customization or integration with Oracle-related projects is simple."
"The autonomous database simplifies everything."
"It would have been helpful if they had provided some benchmarking numbers."
"There is improvement needed to have more developer focus. Additionally, it would be helpful to have a stand-alone solution outside of Amazon. Amazon has a tendency to favor developing web-based clients, which may not always provide the fastest or most responsive solution as desired."
"I would like to see performance insights on the database based on the queries. Currently, we use SolarWinds as the monitoring tool. I would like to leverage SolarWinds’ performance insights in AWS services. SolarWinds gives larger insights when we run performance issues."
"It is a bit costly. The features are quite good, and I wouldn't say it requires any technical improvements. But from a cost perspective, some clients wouldn't go for Aurora because of that."
"The pricing could improve. It should be reduced."
"The usage and security are okay for Oracle Database, but its pricing is more expensive when compared to its competitors."
"Better integration with other databases would be an improvement."
"They should reduce its price and provide faster support."
"The product's price can be lower since it is a bit of an expensive solution."
"When you try to tell customers that you can critically patch their system, they always complain about the cost."
"Oracle support is helpful, and they resolve all our issues, but sometimes the response to our clients isn't as prompt as we'd like."
"We believe that the usability could be improved, especially within the data lakehouse. We found content management to be a little bit more simpler within the GUI part."
"The price of the solution should be lower."
Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.
Amazon Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost. Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which automates time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups.
Amazon Aurora features a distributed, fault-tolerant, self-healing storage system that auto-scales up to 64TB per database instance. It delivers high performance and availability with up to 15 low-latency read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across three Availability Zones (AZs).
Visit the Amazon RDS Management Console to create your first Aurora database instance and start migrating your MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
Oracle Database is a top-ranking multi-model database management system by Oracle Corporation. Through Oracle database services and products, clients receive cost-optimized and high-performing versions of Oracle Database, as well as in-memory, NoSQL, and MySQL databases. The solution is available by several service providers on premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid installation. It can be run on vendor servers as well as on Oracle hardware, including Exadata on-premise, Oracle Cloud, or Cloud at Customer.
Users can select from various types of Oracle Database solutions, depending on what they aim to do with this product. Based on their specific needs, they can choose among options that include:
Part of this product is a fully automated database service called Oracle Autonomous Database, which facilitates the development and deployment of application workloads for organizations. It is built on Oracle Database as well as on Oracle Exadata. This service supports various data types and simplifies application development and deployment from modeling and coding to extract, transform, load process (ETL), data analysis, and database optimization. The service achieves high results in:
Oracle Database Features
Oracle Database has various features which users can utilize in their work with the solution. Among these features are the following:
Oracle Database Benefits
Oracle Database offers its users various benefits. Some of these include:
Reviews from Real Users
Paul S., president at Advance Consulting Enterprise, likes Oracle Database because it gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications.
An Oracle DBA at a computer software company describes Oracle Database as reliable with good performance and very good stability.
Amazon Aurora is ranked 12th in Relational Databases Tools with 5 reviews while Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases Tools with 53 reviews. Amazon Aurora is rated 7.8, while Oracle Database is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Amazon Aurora writes "User-friendly, performs well and is easy to install, but it is expensive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Performs well, easy to use, and the technical support is quite good". Amazon Aurora is most compared with SQL Server, MariaDB, CockroachDB, MySQL and Citus Data, whereas Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MariaDB and MySQL. See our Amazon Aurora vs. Oracle Database report.
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