Gartner Research

Differentiating Between Amazon Web Services' Database Offerings

Published: 13 March 2018

ID: G00346906

Analyst(s): Rick Greenwald


There's an array of DBMS services available from AWS aimed at different sets of use cases, but with capabilities that often overlap. This research will help data and analytics leaders looking to strategize and plan their data management options to select the optimal AWS database offering.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Choose an AWS Database Service for an Operational Use Case, Based on Existing Expertise and the Need for Variable Workloads or Data
    • Amazon RDS Services
    • Amazon Aurora
    • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Choose an AWS Database Service for an Analytic Use Case, Based on Use Case and Expected Predictability of Workload
    • Amazon Athena
    • Amazon Redshift
    • Amazon EMR
    • Amazon Neptune
  • Use AWS Supporting Services to Optimize Your DBMS Implementation
    • Amazon ElastiCache
    • Database Movement Services
    • AWS Glue
  • Use Serverless Options to Reduce Costs When Your Use Case Allows

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