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We performed a comparison between Amazon RDS and Oracle Exadata Express Cloud 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The product is very, very easy to use.""Being able to change the size of an RDS MySQL instance is amazing.""The dashboard and performance are the most valuable features of Amazon RDS.""It is stable, scalable, and easy to deploy.""I recommend RDS because it makes your life super easy.""It is easy to use, flexible, and powerful.""The time to install or set up a database environment is very fast.""The initial setup is straightforward, and technical support is good."

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"In the cloud, Exadata is more scalable. The on-prem version was limited. It wasn't that scalable because it only came in a quarter rack, half rack, and full rack. In the cloud, it scales to what you need.""Having the prediction happen in the modular format allows you to start with a lower version of Exadata and then you can keep on upgrading it as per your requirement."

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Cons
"The Performance Monitor they have is a little clanky, at least in regards to the UI.""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.""The solution is a bit expensive.""I also don't think it's very scalable.""The security features could be improved.""Sometimes the interface has many moving parts, which is a concern.""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.""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."

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"Oracle's support could be better.""The customer's default choice is the on-premise version of this solution. Only when Oracle or the partners like us, can explain to customers the cloud value proposition, and if the compliance authorities allow, they can look into this cloud solution. It will take some time for Oracle to change its perception of customers' de-facto standards. Exadata used to be treated as a black box, which is not the case now. The customer is aware of what is happening inside, how the configurations have been made, and what patching has been applied. Oracle needs to market the cloud version better."

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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 this solution is very comparative to others on the market. There is no direct comparison between this solution and with something else because I do not see any other similar product."
  • "I think Oracle pricing is usually above average market price."
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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:Having the prediction happen in the modular format allows you to start with a lower version of Exadata and then you can keep on upgrading it as per your requirement.
    Top Answer:The price of this solution is very comparative to others on the market. There is no direct comparison between this solution and with something else because I do not see any other similar product. If… more »
    Top Answer:The customer's default choice is the on-premise version of this solution. Only when Oracle or the partners like us, can explain to customers the cloud value proposition, and if the compliance… more »
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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 Exadata Express Cloud Service delivers a managed Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Enterprise Edition with options, running on Oracle Exadata engineered systems – all at a highly affordable entry-level price. It is a full Oracle Database experience, compatible with what you get on-premises or in other Oracle Database Cloud Services, provisioned within minutes, and suitable for small to medium sized data.

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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company38%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government13%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise82%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,218 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon RDS is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 12 reviews while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is ranked 8th in Database as a Service with 2 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 8.6, while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service 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 Express Cloud Service writes "Plenty of features, unique functionality, and priced well". Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, SQL Azure, Oracle Database as a Service, MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud Spanner, whereas Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Exadata, SQL Azure and Google Cloud SQL. See our Amazon RDS vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service report.

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