Gartner Research

Evaluating the Operational Databases on Amazon Web Services

Published: 08 June 2018

ID: G00346633

Analyst(s): Lyn Robison


Cloud databases provide manageability and scale that on-premises databases cannot match, but choosing the right cloud databases can be a difficult decision. Technical professionals focused on data and analytics can use this research to evaluate the operational databases on Amazon Web Services.

Table Of Contents


  • Which Is Better for Operational Databases: On-Premises or Cloud?
  • Which Public Cloud Vendor Offers the Best Databases in the Cloud?
    • Categories of Cloud Database Vendors
    • How Does AWS Compare With the Other Cloud Database Vendors?
    • Bottom-Line Assessment
  • Assessing AWS for Database Power, Development and Operations
    • Database Power
    • Database Development
    • Database Operations
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


The Details

  • Performance, Scalability and Availability
    • Amazon DynamoDB Details
    • Amazon RDS Details

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