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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Amazon RDS gives us the ability to select as many tools, replicas, regions, and zones as we want.
    Top Answer:Amazon RDS is a little costly, but it also reduces the number of full-time employees needed. We require fewer system admins or DBS because RDS reduces our workload. It's pay as you go. Once you are… more »
    Top Answer:If you are a very tech-savvy guy who is a DBA, there are certain limitations due to how it's been implemented. You cannot do a lot of platform-level changes if that's how it's been set up, however… more »
    Top Answer:It depends on the client's requirements and the scope of the project. You have to highlight the pros and cons for both the VPC and the vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud packages. At the end of the day, the… more »
    Top Answer:* I feel the user interface/portal can be improved further. I did experience timeout issues and the UI was performing slowly at times. * Multiple recovery of VMs in the cloud are limited to around… more »
    Top Answer:•DR service and Business Continuity Plan (RaaS) •Extension of key production environments in vCloud Air (IaaS) •Horizon view desktops for remote users and clients (DaaS)
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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.

    vCloud Air is a public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere, compatible with your on-premises data center, that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, and various applications as service offerings. vCloud Air allows you to extend your workloads into the cloud with ease. You can migrate existing onsite virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud or start up new application VMs directly in the cloud.
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    Lumeta, LifeSite, Clear Tec Solutions, National Physician Services, Queens University of Charlotte, California Natural Resources Agency, Pacific Disaster Center, Seventy Seven Energy Inc., Columbia Sportswear , CSS Corp
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    Computer Software Company43%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government14%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company8%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise28%
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    Large Enterprise68%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Amazon RDS is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 9 reviews while vCloud Air is ranked 11th in Database as a Service. Amazon RDS is rated 9.0, while vCloud Air is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Amazon RDS writes "Great for backups and creating replicas and allows users to change the size of an RDS MySQL instance". On the other hand, Amazon RDS is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Database as a Service, SQL Azure, MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud Spanner, whereas vCloud Air is most compared with Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS.

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