Despite the fact that cloud-based databases are in high demand on the market, it is understandable why some companies and organizations may choose a different route. Why pay a little extra for Amazon RDS if you can have more control over your database by self-hosting it either on-premises or directly on the cloud yourself? This is a valid question that I’d like to answer in a two-part blog. I’d like to help you understand some of the salient features of RDS compared to your own self-managed database.
In this first part, I’ll focus on database availability, scalability and performance. So, let’s look at the case for RDS, including guaranteed reduced database management efforts.