About 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Features

Total features of Amazon RDS: 22

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Multitenancy
  • Performance Analysis
  • Queries
  • Relational
  • Storage Optimization
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics
  • User Management
  • Virtualization

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(156)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Monish K.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Cost Effective and Fully Cloud Managed Relational Database Service

Reviewed on 20/04/2020

Had A Really Great Experience with RDS, I have been evaluating Aurora with Native RDS so i will be...

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

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 29/07/2019

AWS RDS can be linked with Victorops/splunk/slack and what not to constantly monitor the state of...

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)

Pasquale G.
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Other for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The easiest database server

Reviewed on 10/02/2021

RDS is without doubts a complex, hard to master system, but the basics are easy enough to kick off...

RDS is without doubts a complex, hard to master system, but the basics are easy enough to kick off a project in very short time. In the long run you get a best in class reliability and performances without comparison.

Pros

Setting up a PostgreSQL server can be a daunting task and keeping it secure and protected is even more challenging.
A managed database solution solves all this problems and many more. RDS in particular is quite easy to set up (at least in the basics) and it is very fast and reliable.

Cons

On the other hand there are a lot (I mean, a LOT) of options and settings, so the service is by no mean intended for causal users. A serious preliminary study of platform's usage is strongly advised.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Amazon RDS is really simple and lightweight.

Reviewed on 24/04/2018

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.

Zev G.
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Fair Pricing but worrisome policies

Reviewed on 18/02/2021

Overall the process of setup was fair and reasonable and my fears are likely overblown.

Overall the process of setup was fair and reasonable and my fears are likely overblown.

Pros

I liked the pricing and the support was adequate, if not directly then indirectly on forms and the like.

Cons

I worry about policy makers who are willing to police what information can be shown on a hosted site and what they may disagree with in the future.

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Amazon RDS FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Amazon RDS.

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.

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Amazon RDS has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Amazon RDS supports the following languages:

English

Amazon RDS supports the following devices:

Amazon RDS integrates with the following applications:

Amazon Aurora, Amazon EC2

Amazon RDS offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Chat

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