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We performed a comparison between Amazon RDS and Oracle Database as a Service based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Database as a Service solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The product is very, very easy to use.""The IT is easy to set up, which is the best.""It is easy to use, flexible, and powerful.""For me, RDS is a great solution. I like that Amazon RDS is a very simple solution to implement and to start using.""The time to install or set up a database environment is very fast.""Amazon RDS gives us the ability to select as many tools, replicas, regions, and zones as we want.""Amazon RDS is lightweight and flexible.""It is stable, scalable, and easy to deploy."

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"We have found all of the features of this solution to be valuable to our organization.""You can be up and running the same day.""The scalability and high availability are the most valuable features of Oracle DaaS.""The solution is stable.""Oracle Database as a Service is stable.""The most valuable features of Oracle Database as a Service are the power, security, and performance.""My impression of the scalability of Oracle Database as a Service is very high.""The most valuable feature of Oracle Database as a Service is its use as a provisioning database."

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Cons
"The solution is a bit expensive.""I also don't think it's very scalable.""The Performance Monitor they have is a little clanky, at least in regards to the UI.""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.""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.""You can only get access from the sales support. That means if you want to buy something or renew your subscription or upgrade, all these services are easily available. Yet, if you would like to get some technical support, you have to pay for it. You have to pay for an additional subscription.""With my limited experience, I have noticed that documentation management could be improved. It could be better.""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."

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"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.""When migrating to a different instance, the internal machine learning is lost.""The solution needs more certifications for other products and applications because migration to the cloud is difficult without them.""I have had a hard time finding some documentation. There should provide easier accessible documentation for Oracle Database as a Service.""Oracle Database as a Service could improve by reducing the price.""One of the things that I have noticed is that there are some services that will give you a hard time during implementation if you are looking at the documentation of Oracle. Sometimes the documentation information is quite limited. It's an aspect of the solution they could improve.""The solution can be improved by reducing the pricing, making the deployment less complex, and increasing security.""On the cloud services, they need to improve some console-level items, including the logging of the databases on the console level."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price could be better."
  • "It is less expensive than SQL Server. We pay based on the usage on a monthly basis."
  • "We are paying for a service license."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on an annual basis."
  • "if you don't know how to optimize and use your tool properly, the cost might hurt you."
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  • "The price of Oracle Database as a Service could be better."
  • "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."
  • "For on-premises, a perpetual license is a standard $17,500 plus 22% for one year of support."
  • "The price of Oracle Database as a Service is expensive compared to other similar solutions."
  • "The solution is based on an annual fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The dashboard and performance are the most valuable features of Amazon RDS.
    Top Answer:In terms of what needs to be improved, I am unable to provide appropriate feedback because we are still familiarizing ourselves with the solution. Some of the documents that I have seen also state… more »
    Top Answer:I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Amazon RDS a seven out of ten.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are the free tools provided to make the solution more secure.
    Top Answer:The solution can be improved by reducing the pricing, making the deployment less complex, and increasing security.
    Ranking
    2nd
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    12
    Average Words per Review
    524
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    8.6
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    Also Known As
    RDS
    Oracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud
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    Overview

    Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizeable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks.

    Oracle Database Cloud Service combines the power of Oracle Database, with the unique capabilities of the Oracle Cloud. The service provides a secure, automated data management platform that leverages on demand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services via a simple web based user interface and RESTful API. Oracle Database Cloud Service provides elastic database services for development, test, and production environments of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and mixed workload applications. It enables businesses to reap all Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) benefits including subscriptionbased, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments and accelerates time to value by simplifying the provisioning and administration of Oracle databases.

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    Sample Customers
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    Solution-Soft, DX Marketing, Suredell and Partners, Frontiers, SettleOurEstate.com, Demand Analysis Ltd, endlich IT & Projekt Service OHG
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Retailer7%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Legal Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise39%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Database as a Service
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Database as a Service and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Amazon RDS is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 12 reviews while Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 14 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 8.6, while Oracle Database as a Service is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Amazon RDS writes "The product is pretty good for small or mid-scale organizations that don't have the luxury of proper DBAs or a large infra team". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database as a Service writes "Scalable with good analysis and diagnosis functionality". Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, SQL Azure, MongoDB Atlas, Google Cloud Spanner and Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer, whereas Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud SQL, MongoDB Atlas, Google Cloud Spanner and Yugabyte Cloud. See our Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Database as a Service report.

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