Compare Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) vs Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
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comparison of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) vs. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
based on data from user reviews. Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) rates 4.4/5 stars with 185 reviews. Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) rates 4.5/5 stars with 526 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
Starting At
$0.29
per hour
First 1 TB / month
 
Next 49 TB / month
 
Next 450 TB / month
 
Next 500 TB / month
 
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Starting At
$0.29per hour
Free Trial Unavailable
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
First 1 TB / month
Next 49 TB / month
Next 450 TB / month
Next 500 TB / month
Free Trial

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
9.2
9.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.8
8.5
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.9
8.5
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.4
8.5
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.2
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.6
9.1
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
9.2
9.0
Meets Requirements
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
9.2
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
9.3
Ease of Use
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
8.8
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
8.5
Ease of Setup
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
8.9
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
8.5
Ease of Admin
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
8.4
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
8.5
Quality of Support
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
8.2
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
8.6
Ease of Doing Business With
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
8.6
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
9.1
Product Direction (% positive)
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
9.2
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
9.0

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
24.3%
24.6%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
40.5%
29.8%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
35.1%
45.6%
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Small-Business
24.3%
Mid-Market
40.5%
Enterprise
35.1%
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Small-Business
24.6%
Mid-Market
29.8%
Enterprise
45.6%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
22.0%
Computer Software
16.4%
 
Computer Software
13.6%
Information Technology and Services
15.7%
 
Internet
8.1%
Financial Services
7.5%
 
Financial Services
7.6%
Internet
7.3%
 
Retail
4.7%
Marketing and Advertising
2.8%
 
Other
44.1%
Other
50.2%
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Information Technology and Services
22.0%
Computer Software
13.6%
Internet
8.1%
Financial Services
7.6%
Retail
4.7%
Other
44.1%
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Computer Software
16.4%
Information Technology and Services
15.7%
Financial Services
7.5%
Internet
7.3%
Marketing and Advertising
2.8%
Other
50.2%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Curtis R.
Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services

AWS RDS is one of the best options for cloud database that I have used so far. My primary use is with the MySQL version and it works incredibly well and make DR/HA dead simple with the simplicity of setting up read replicas. Its also incredibly performant...

John H.
User in Computer & Network Security

I used S3 at a previous job to supplement the online storage for our clients. We used a SOAP API which worked smoothly. I don't recall any major outages or downtime that adversely affected our clients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Shon H.
Administrator

The time to start up and provision and be ready to go. THe lack of detailed documentation about how to optimise your code for the RDS servicer

Simon H.
Administrator in Financial Services

The initial set up for AWS was a little difficult, especially if you have limited experience spinning up a cloud computing infrastructure. It took about half of a day for us to get users the proper information they needed and for us to understand the...

 
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Curtis R.
Executive Sponsor in Information Technology and Services

AWS RDS is one of the best options for cloud database that I have used so far. My primary use is with the MySQL version and it works incredibly well and make DR/HA dead simple with the simplicity of setting up read replicas. Its also incredibly performant...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Shon H.
Administrator

The time to start up and provision and be ready to go. THe lack of detailed documentation about how to optimise your code for the RDS servicer

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John H.
User in Computer & Network Security

I used S3 at a previous job to supplement the online storage for our clients. We used a SOAP API which worked smoothly. I don't recall any major outages or downtime that adversely affected our clients.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Simon H.
Administrator in Financial Services

The initial set up for AWS was a little difficult, especially if you have limited experience spinning up a cloud computing infrastructure. It took about half of a day for us to get users the proper information they needed and for us to understand the...

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