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Gartner® recognizes Amazon RDS in new report

Industry analyst firm Gartner has published Solution Scorecard for Amazon Relational Database Service, with AWS earning an industry-best 95 rating, including 100% of required criteria by Gartner for an operational database platform as a service (dbPaaS).

The report focuses on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), the AWS managed relational database service designed to dramatically simplify the deployment of databases, with support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and SQL Server. The Amazon RDS family also includes Amazon Aurora, a relational database built for the cloud that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of MySQL and PostgreSQL open-source databases. These services integrate with other AWS data and analytics services to help companies modernize their data infrastructure.

The rating of 95 earned by AWS in the new report is based on analysis of criteria in key functions: deployment, development, performance and scalability, data integration, management and operations, and database security. The report then categorizes these functions into required, preferred, and optional criteria for relational database platforms as a service. In addition to its 100% required rating across all functions, Amazon RDS earned a 94 rating for preferred and 70 for optional dbPaaS criteria, according to Gartner.

Gartner analyst Lyn Robison combines his analysis of Amazon RDS with a discussion of data-centric development and deployment scenarios to help companies understand and implement data management solutions that are the best fit for their particular use cases. For more information, refer to the complete Gartner report.

To learn more about AWS purpose-built data and analytics services, refer to AWS Cloud Databases. To learn how companies are using AWS data services, check out AWS Databases Customers for use cases.

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About the Authors

Sunil Frida is a global marketing executive with over 20 years’ experience driving markets for new products and services. Sunil currently leads Product Marketing at AWS for Analytics, Databases and Emerging Categories that include IoT, Robotics and Quantum Computing. Prior to this, Sunil was VP Product Marketing at General Electric and GE Ventures. Sunil has an EE from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, both in Australia. Sunil lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.