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Comparison Between RDS and Self-Built Databases

Updated at: May 26, 2020 GMT+08:00

Performance

Item

Cloud Database RDS

Self-Built Database Service

Service availability

For more information, see the Elastic Cloud Server User Guide.

Requires device procurement, primary/standby relationship setup, and RAID setup.

Data reliability

For more information, see the Elastic Volume Service User Guide.

Requires device procurement, primary/standby relationship setup, and RAID setup.

System security

Defends against Anti-DDoS attacks and promptly repairs database security vulnerabilities.

Requires procurement of expensive devices and software, as well as manual detection and repair of security vulnerabilities.

Database backup

Supports automated backups, manual backups, and custom backup retention periods.

Requires device procurement, setup, and maintenance.

Hardware and software investment

Supports on-demand pricing and scaling without requiring hardware and software investment.

Requires large investment in database servers. The SQL Server license must be paid for separately.

System hosting

Not required.

If a 2U server and primary/standby DB instances are required, you need to purchase and set up two servers.

Maintenance cost

Not required.

Requires large manpower investment and professional database administrators (DBAs) for maintenance.

Deployment and scaling

Supports elastic scaling, fast upgrade, and on-demand provisioning.

Requires procurement, deployment, and coordination of hardware that matches original devices.

Resource utilization

Bills users based on the resources actually used, resulting in 100% resource utilization.

Considers peak traffic, resulting in low resource utilization.

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