Amazon RDS vs Google Cloud SQL comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

Amazon RDS
Ranking in Database as a Service
1st
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
45
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Google Cloud SQL
Ranking in Database as a Service
5th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
18
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Database as a Service category, the mindshare of Amazon RDS is 25.8%, down from 30.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Google Cloud SQL is 23.0%, up from 19.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

LS
Jun 14, 2023
An easy-to-implement solution that allows its users to experience a return on investment by using it
We have a lot of benefits moving to managed services, including Amazon RDS. It is a great service, and we have a lot of cases needing Amazon RDS. So, it is a great product We have some cases where our customers are looking for more performance or simplifying their DR. So, in this way, we have…
it_user927078 - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 25, 2018
The pricing, compared to other solutions, was an important factor in choosing this product.
It's all built into the web browser, so any operating system will work. It's easy to manage. They help me take care of the replication data backups and software upgrades, updates and so on. They take care of everything. I no longer need experts in database management. When I say database management, I don't mean SQL commands and which command is better or which query is better constructed. The database management in terms of memory, configuration, disc space, archiving, back-ups, replication problems, updates and so on. So, I no longer need someone or a team of people sitting around, taking care of my database infrastructure. I only have Google for that.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"It is stable, scalable, and easy to deploy."
"The solution is scalable and can be configured with AWS Secrets Manager."
"I use Amazon RDS to store and manage data securely. It helps me retrieve information and gain insights from the data that comes in for my business or specific applications."
"Amazon RDS is easy to maintain and easy to deploy."
"Amazon RDS is quite a well-managed and stable service...The initial setup was very easy."
"Stability-wise, I rate the solution a nine out of ten...Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a nine out of ten."
"The dashboard and performance are the most valuable features of Amazon RDS."
"The solution's customer service is excellent."
"The valuable feature of Google Cloud SQL is its high availability option. The product is stable."
"This is a stable solution and offers good performance."
"My suggestion to anyone thinking about this solution is to jump into it head-first!"
"What I like the most about Google Cloud SQL is that it handles the management, which allows us to concentrate on our applications."
"The product is scalable."
"The initial setup is straightforward."
"I found its storage and security to be the most valuable. It was a good experience. It is also very stable and scalable, and its support is perfect."
"It is not the cool features that I find valuable, it is the stability of Google Cloud Platform."
 

Cons

"They should add a feature for manual SQL patching in RDS."
"AWS support is decent, but it's not as good as before. Sometimes, we get junior staff who are unable to answer our questions. It also depends on the support team you get. Support based in Europe and Australia is better than US support. For example, European support is quick to deliver the right answer. US support handles routine maintenance issues, and it's mostly junior staff who don't know the product well."
"The product's high price is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"The product must add more older versions of the database engines."
"Sometimes the interface has many moving parts, which is a concern."
"It would be helpful if they made it easier to migrate from an existing on-premises solution to the cloud-based service."
"Currently, we are using Fargate. Instead of that, we are planning to use EC2 instances, but we are facing some problems, and we are unable to enable NAT gateway for Elastic Load Balancer. When we enable auto-scaling, the instance count increases, and we get IP addresses dynamically. We need to whitelist the IPs of these instances, but there is no option to whitelist those IPs in Amazon RDS. We need one static IP that we can assign to ELB so that we can whitelist this IP."
"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."
"I am yet to explore a lot of features that are present in this solution. However, it would be good if more documentation is available for this solution. This would help us in preparing for the certification exam and understand it better. Currently, we don't have much documentation. We do the labs for 20 or 25 minutes, but we can't capture and download anything."
"For data analysis, the AI area of the product has certain shortcomings where improvements are required."
"Google Cloud SQL still needs better connectivity to outside, existing data sources."
"The most challenging part is dealing with legacy data from your old systems and migrating it into the new setup, but once you've completed the data migration, it becomes quite convenient to use."
"The purging of the data could be better."
"I would like to see better integration with all the different tools on the platform."
"It is hard to do logging with the solution."
"The monitoring part could be better."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"In my case, MySQL is free, and if there are any costs, then it is much less than other solutions since all such things usually come bundled with the hardware."
"The solution is expensive."
"The solution's price is good."
"The cost of using this solution is similar to that of having your own data center."
"I would rate the tool's pricing an eight out of ten."
"It is less expensive than SQL Server. We pay based on the usage on a monthly basis."
"Amazon RDS is cheaper compared to other tools."
"The solution is fairly priced."
"The solution is affordable."
"From a financial perspective, Google Cloud SQL is on the cheaper side."
"You need to pay extra costs for backup and replication."
"The pricing is very much an important factor as to why we use this solution."
"It's really cheap. It wouldn't be more than, I believe it's around 50 euro per month for running a cloud SQL."
"While the platform’s pricing may be higher, it aligns with industry standards, considering the quality of service and features provided."
"It is not expensive, especially considering the significant reduction in database management time."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Financial Services Firm
14%
Computer Software Company
14%
Retailer
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
Financial Services Firm
16%
Computer Software Company
11%
Retailer
9%
Comms Service Provider
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Amazon RDS?
The product's installation phase is easy.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Amazon RDS?
The product is expensive. If Cisco needs two servers, Amazon uses four.
What needs improvement with Amazon RDS?
The product's high price is an area of concern where improvements are required.
What do you like most about Google Cloud SQL?
The implementation part of the product was easy.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Google Cloud SQL?
It is not expensive, especially considering the significant reduction in database management time.
What needs improvement with Google Cloud SQL?
The most challenging part is dealing with legacy data from your old systems and migrating it into the new setup, but once you've completed the data migration, it becomes quite convenient to use.
 

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