Amazon RDS vs Oracle Database as a Service comparison

 

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Executive Summary
 

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
Oracle Database as a Service
Ranking in Database as a Service
4th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
63
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 Oracle Database as a Service is 5.7%, down from 8.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Database as a Service
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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…
Raghuraman Sundararajan - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 10, 2023
Has good performance, replication, and active data
We use the tool to store data All our payment engines run on databases which are the heart of our entire ecosystem. I like the tool’s database services. I like the system’s performance, replication, active data, etc. which are all good. The solution provides the same type of RDBMS engine for…

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"The initial setup is straightforward, and technical support is good."
"The dashboard and performance are the most valuable features of Amazon RDS."
"The solution's customer service is excellent."
"The IT is easy to set up, which is the best."
"Relational databases excel in extensive normalization, eliminating data redundancy and efficiently structuring tables which leads to a clear and efficient relationship between tables using primary keys."
"One of the most valuable features is that it is serverless, so we don't have to worry about scaling."
"The Amazon RDS features I found most valuable are snapshots and automatic backups."
"Amazon RDS is quite a well-managed and stable service...The initial setup was very easy."
"Data Guard is the best solution for Disaster Recovery."
"Not only does it provide a mature, reliable solution for DR. It also helps if application owners need to look into data which is a couple of hours old, using Flashback Database on the standby database."
"It's a scalable product."
"The solution is fast and easy."
"I like the tool’s database services. I like the system’s performance, replication, active data, etc. which are all good."
"The most valuable features of Oracle Database as a Service are the ease of use. We can use a simple syntax to get data and we can easily go to procedures to see data other than using a query."
"The most valuable feature of Oracle Database as a Service is the object types. The object types are not available in other databases, such as SQL and Postgres. Additionally, the security is very good."
"We are using Oracle Database as a Service mainly for pulling out audit reports."
 

Cons

"The only thing that needs improvement would be the pricing of the solution."
"The Performance Monitor they have is a little clanky, at least in regards to the UI."
"The solution is a bit expensive."
"One of the challenges of AWS RDS is that it doesn't support performance insight. So we need to write our own script or use third-party tools."
"The product should support new databases."
"A lot of the features are disabled by default. The solution should enable more features. I understand this could cause challenges to management for many clients using RDS, however."
"The running cost could be improved."
"Some of the features will not be there. For example, some on-premises things we want to set up will not be supported there. There are some challenges that they are fixing."
"I would like to improve the stability of the Oracle database."
"There is room for improvement in PL/SQL. It is not user-friendly and it is hard to understand."
"My favorite option – Multitenant – should be available for some pluggable databases in all editions, without any fee."
"Oracle Database as a Service could improve the performance when monitoring."
"Earlier, the interface was continuously changing. Features you used would be moved somewhere else, so it was a little challenging to navigate, but now I think it's stable."
"It doesn't have an in-built database load balancer."
"Improvement in Oracle DBaaS could focus on enhancing performance monitoring and reporting tools."
"The solution needs more certifications for other products and applications because migration to the cloud is difficult without them."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Amazon RDS could improve by reducing the price."
"The solution’s pricing could be cheaper."
"It is less expensive than SQL Server. We pay based on the usage on a monthly basis."
"The price could be better."
"The solution is fairly priced."
"Amazon RDS is not a very expensive solution."
"Amazon RDS is cheaper compared to other tools."
"The price of Amazon RDS is reasonable."
"The solution is based on an annual fee."
"Pricing for Oracle Database as a Service is expensive."
"This solution is costly because it saves a lot of data."
"The solution is on the expensive side, but I recommend it because it's a good database."
"The licensing is a nightmare. Tons of options which need to be licensed individually, and no real offering for VMware or other Hypervisors."
"The solution is quite expensive but worth the money."
"I do not know firsthand about the price of Oracle Database as a Service, but it is known that Oracle solutions tend to be priced higher than competitors."
"It is a very expensive tool."
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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
21%
Computer Software Company
14%
Manufacturing Company
7%
Government
7%
 

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 Oracle Database as a Service?
It has significantly enhanced our application development process by introducing substantial time savings and streamlining routine tasks.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Oracle Database as a Service?
It is an expensive product. I rate the pricing an eight out of ten.
What needs improvement with Oracle Database as a Service?
Improvement in Oracle DBaaS could focus on enhancing performance monitoring and reporting tools. A more streamlined utility tool would be beneficial, reducing the need for manual intervention in ad...
 

Also Known As

RDS
Oracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud
 

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