Amazon RDS vs Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer 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 Exadata Cloud at Cus...
Ranking in Database as a Service
9th
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
5
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 Exadata Cloud at Customer is 2.9%, up from 1.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Jay Vekaria - PeerSpot reviewer
May 29, 2023
A well-managed and stable service while also providing scalability
We use it in our organization since it is a managed database service. So we can manage our database within UAM My company decided to use the solution since it is a managed database service that provides control along with a UI for our databases. The performance insight is a valuable feature…
Wilfredo Silva Huaman - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 9, 2023
Reduction in database creation time, provides good performance but challenges when interacting with the OCI console
Overall, I would rate the solution a seven out of ten. However, there are a few things to note. It's not just about being alert with Exadata, but also understanding the OCI console. For instance, companies need to create user group policies to protect against unauthorized access. If you are referencing a compromised system, there's no issue there, because the operating system is Linux. There's no problem when it comes to the basic operations of the database, such as creating, querying, and updating tables. However, we've adopted a new configuration where we're using Docker containers to deploy our applications. This is a new setup for us.

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"The most valuable feature of Amazon RDS is its performance."
"The solution is good for on-premise deployments."
"The product solved our DevOps and admin problems."
"Amazon RDS is quite a well-managed and stable service...The initial setup was very easy."
"Being able to change the size of an RDS MySQL instance is amazing."
"Amazon RDS is a scalable solution."
"The provisioning is much faster. You don't have to prepare hardware or install software. You just need to create an instance and you have a database."
"The tool is very easy to use and configure."
"The operation model is the most valuable feature."
"Exporting and importing is easy because of its cleanliness, making the process easier. However, setting up the Data Guard was more difficult. Despite this, the client experienced lower downtime."
"I am particularly fond of the intelligent capabilities that enhance the backend, utilizing technology to analyze SQL queries."
"I like that Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is a stable, well-positioned product in the market today, and it's very scalable."
"The most valuable feature is that it is based on Exadata infrastructure, which is Oracle 's leading engineered system that is trusted, fault-tolerant, and has unique performance features."
 

Cons

"Currently, speaking of Microsoft SQL on RDS, you don't have a full option to be able to use it directly on RDS. So, it needs improvement."
"If we do not keep track of our costs, we might face some problems."
"The security features could be improved."
"The solution could improve the administration tools."
"I feel Amazon RDS should have a lot of functionalities to make monitoring within the database easier."
"I like using Amazon RDS because it offers quick operations for me. However, there are times when understanding how to use some of the services can be challenging, even with documentation. If I could add a feature, I'd improve navigation for related services."
"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."
"They should add a feature for manual SQL patching in RDS."
"A room for improvement in Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is that they need to train more partners to gain more knowledge because currently, they are keeping a lot to themselves. For example, they are still keeping a lot of information on their campus, so information sharing is limited."
"As a customer, you can't see the boot messages of your virtualized guest machines."
"We had some problems in the developer's environment. We had some problems with the initial installation environment."
"The solution is expensive."
"For the data migration, we used ZDM. It was not integrated with the databases, and the documentation lacks clarity."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Amazon RDS is less expensive than other solutions."
"I would rate the tool's pricing an eight out of ten."
"if you don't know how to optimize and use your tool properly, the cost might hurt you."
"By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost."
"The solution's pricing needs improvement."
"Amazon RDS could improve by reducing the price."
"The price of Amazon RDS is reasonable."
"The price of Amazon RDS is expensive."
"The machine and the cloud model itself already have licensing advantages."
"The price is too much."
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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
33%
Manufacturing Company
14%
Computer Software Company
10%
Government
6%
 

Company Size

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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 Exadata Cloud at Customer?
Exporting and importing is easy because of its cleanliness, making the process easier. However, setting up the Data Guard was more difficult. Despite this, the client experienced lower downtime.
What needs improvement with Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer?
For the data migration, we used ZDM. It was not integrated with the databases, and the documentation lacks clarity. Additionally, there were restrictions on using it with the source databases, nece...
 

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