We performed a comparison between Amazon RDS and Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer 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.
"For me, RDS is a great solution. I like that Amazon RDS is a very simple solution to implement and to start using."
"The product is very, very easy to use."
"The initial setup is straightforward, and technical support is good."
"It is stable, scalable, and easy to deploy."
"Being able to change the size of an RDS MySQL instance is amazing."
"Amazon RDS gives us the ability to select as many tools, replicas, regions, and zones as we want."
"Amazon RDS is lightweight and flexible."
"The time to install or set up a database environment is very fast."
"I like that Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is a stable, well-positioned product in the market today, and it's very scalable."
"The Performance Monitor they have is a little clanky, at least in regards to the UI."
"It would be better if it integrated seamlessly with Microsoft products. Our clients use the Microsoft Tally application server. We already tried to create a reputation from, for example, an on-premises environment from our client to Amazon RDS using Microsoft Tally server, and we couldn't do that because we didn't have a strong user in RDS. We couldn't create a reputation from an on-premises environment from the Microsoft Tally server to RDS. I think that it would be a good implementation, and it would help us with this case."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I also don't think it's very scalable."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
Exadata Cloud at Customer delivers Exadata as an Oracle Cloud Service in the physical protection of a customer data center and is based on comprehensive security measures deployed in the hardware infrastructure, network, Exadata platform, and Oracle database.
Amazon RDS is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 10 reviews while Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is ranked 9th in Database as a Service with 1 review. Amazon RDS is rated 9.0, while Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is rated 8.0. 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 Exadata Cloud at Customer writes "Well-positioned, stable, and scalable solution for task automation and performance scaling". Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, SQL Azure, Oracle Database as a Service, MongoDB Atlas and IBM Db2 on Cloud, whereas Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer is most compared with MongoDB Atlas, Google Cloud Spanner and Google Cloud SQL.
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