Amazon RDS Overview

What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS is a relational database service software designed to help users set up, operate and scale databases such as Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL in the cloud. With Amazon RDS, users can manage routine database tasks like patching, provisioning, backups, failure detection, recovery, and repair.

Amazon RDS enables users to launch database instances and connect applications quickly and easily. The platform supports automatic software patching, and offers best practice guidance through configuration analysis and usage metrics. Amazon RDS provides recommendations for areas like database engine versions, storage, networking, instance types, and storage. Users can search and perform recommended actions instantly, or schedule them for later.

Amazon RDS facilitates general purpose (SSD) and provisioned IOPS (SSD) storage, as well as push-button compute scaling, storage scaling, and read replicas. Other Amazon RDS features include automated backups, database snapshots, multi-AZ deployments, and automatic host replacement. The platform ensures database security with at rest and in transit encryption, network isolation, and resource-level permissions. Amazon RDS also supports event notifications, monitoring and metrics, and configuration governance.

Amazon RDS Overview

Cost

Starting from
USD 0.01/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.


Amazon RDS Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Amazon RDS Reviews

Amazon RDS Reviews

Overall rating
4.8
/
5
Excellent
110

Very good
32

Average
1

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
99% recommended this app
Monish K.

Cost Effective and Fully Cloud Managed Relational Database Service

Had A Really Great Experience with RDS, I have been evaluating Aurora with Native RDS so i will be talking more about Aurora in this Review


Verified Reviewer

Amazing relational database which is easy to setup and use provided you have the technical...

AWS RDS can be linked with Victorops/splunk/slack and what not to constantly monitor the state of the database and set up alerts for catching problems. It can automatically save regular copies of the database.


Verified Reviewer

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.


Verified Reviewer

Great Database option for the cloud if you want fine-grained instance management

Overall Amazon RDS has been a very good solution in our switch to the cloud. Other options have come out that may be better for most people, such as Amazon Aurora, but it's great for fine-grained control over instances.


Muhammad arsalan N.

AWS RDS Review

My company need a simple and fast scalable solution for managing MySQL databases therefore we chose RDS. Prior to RDS we were managing DB clusters installed on VMs on Hyper Visors, and it was a cumbersome job. Though switching to RDS does make our life easy but RDS is not a cheap solution though.


Monish K.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Cost Effective and Fully Cloud Managed Relational Database Service

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Had A Really Great Experience with RDS, I have been evaluating Aurora with Native RDS so i will be talking more about Aurora in this Review

Pros

RDS provides support for verity of database systems like mysql, postgreSql, Maria DB, Oracle, Microsoft Sql and a hybrid Aurora (supports both mysql & psql)

Resizing, network management processes like subnet and security group are easily manageable.

Using Aurora it has become easy to transfer data from DB to S3 using "INTO OUTFILE S3" query

Aurora is really faster when it comes to executing heavy flock of query simultaneously when compared with its native RDS, it increases the over all through put

Aurora Server less is a extremely cost effective solution when used with proper configurations, it scales up and scales down as per its usage (pay per sec)

Supports Auto Backing up and scheduled snapshotting which stores the DB snapshot in S3, which helps in recovery at times of data deleted by mistake or data corruption by some failure in the application etc

Aurora provides Export Snapshot to S3 feature, its a additional feature towards data movement from RDS to S3, from this we can easily migrate data from RDS to Redshift or Athena via S3

Cons

Can't change subnet of a multi AZ RDS Database directly, to achieve this i had to first change my DB to single AZ

Aurora Server less dose not scale up when used with low CPU utilising application, user should have given the flexibility to change the autoscaling parameter for Aurora server less (CPU utilisation 70%)

Aurora the use of "INTO OUTFILE S3" query requires some additional setup steps at the s3 bucket end and IAM role which is well documented, but quite confusing,

Aurora dose not support newer mysql or psql versions which are supported by its native RDS's

Aurora when compared with its native RDS its slower for executing single queries,
officers Aurora is really faster when it comes to executing heavy flock of query simultaneously, but at the least we expect Aurora to perform as the same level as its native RDS when it comes to single queries

Aurora's Export Snapshot to S3 feature only supports Parquet file format, and on trigging Export it takes more time to start, it wold be better if the process starts instantaneously

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civic & Social Organization
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Amazing relational database which is easy to setup and use provided you have the technical know how

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/07/2019
Review Source: Capterra

AWS RDS can be linked with Victorops/splunk/slack and what not to constantly monitor the state of the database and set up alerts for catching problems. It can automatically save regular copies of the database.

Pros

ease of setup
ease of taking snapshots
no configurational drainers
very easy to set up alerts for monitoring problems in the database
debugging is a breeze.

Cons

It is easy to get lost without an UI.
also replicating databases can get stuck sometimes if you don't know what you are doing.
replication can be pain depending upon whether you want (master-master) or (master-slaves)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.

Reviewed on 24/04/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight. It is easy to use and scale up in the cloud. Easy to setup.

Cons

I have not used Amazon Relational Database extensively, so I did not find any drawbacks forAmazon Relational Database.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Great Database option for the cloud if you want fine-grained instance management

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 14/05/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Amazon RDS has been a very good solution in our switch to the cloud. Other options have come out that may be better for most people, such as Amazon Aurora, but it's great for fine-grained control over instances.

Pros

Amazon RDS has worked really well for us for our cloud DB solution. It's pretty intuitive and easy to use, and you can choose exactly what instances sizes, storage sizes, etc. you want.

Cons

Amazon RDS has a strange method for determining how many IOPS you get (Input/Output Operations per Second): it's based mostly on your db storage size. So if you have a smaller database that is hit a lot, you can get throttled with the IOPS. But if you have a large database that isn't hit as often, you end up having a lot of unused IOPS.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Muhammad arsalan N.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 201-500 Employees

AWS RDS Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/06/2019
Review Source: Capterra

My company need a simple and fast scalable solution for managing MySQL databases therefore we chose RDS. Prior to RDS we were managing DB clusters installed on VMs on Hyper Visors, and it was a cumbersome job. Though switching to RDS does make our life easy but RDS is not a cheap solution though.

Pros

Easily Scalable as per need.
AWS manage you infrastructure completely.
Fast Disaster recovery if planned the architecture correctly.
Multi AZ deployment and Read replica supported.
Supported various DB services like MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server and Postgres.
Backup procedure is very easy.

Cons

Cost on higher side.
Lack of control on your DB instance, though it's good but at times you need some tweaking todo.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
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Amazon RDS Pricing

Amazon RDS Pricing

Starting from
USD 0.01/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.

Value for Money
4.4/5
Based on 143 user ratings
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Amazon RDS Features

Amazon RDS Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Permission Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4.6/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Amazon RDS

Additional information for Amazon RDS

Key features of Amazon RDS

  • Data Migration
  • Monitoring

Amazon RDS FAQs

Amazon RDS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Amazon RDS.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Amazon RDS offer?

Amazon RDS offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: USD 0.01/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Amazon RDS is free to try, and users only pay for what they use.

Q. What are the main features of Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS offers the following features:

  • Data Migration
  • Monitoring

Q. Who are the typical users of Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Amazon RDS support?

Amazon RDS supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Amazon RDS offer?

Amazon RDS has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Amazon RDS support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Amazon RDS supports

Q. What other apps does Amazon RDS integrate with?

Amazon RDS integrates with the following applications:

Amazon ElastiCache, EasyMorph, Navicat Monitor, Strikedeck, Zoho Analytics

Q. What level of support does Amazon RDS offer?

Amazon RDS offers the following support options:

Online Support