On April 24th, Forrester published the Database-as-a-Service Wave, Q2 2017, in which AWS is positioned as a Leader. According to Forrester, “AWS not only has the largest adoption of DBaaS, it also offers the widest range of offerings to support analytical, operational, and transactional workloads.” AWS was the only vendor to receive a 5/5 on data security and Forrester notes that “AWS’s key strengths lay in its dynamic scale, automated administration, flexibility of database offerings, strong security, and high-availability capabilities, which make it a preferred choice for customers.”

                  The Forrester Wave™: Database-As-A-Service, Q2 2017 by Noel Yuhanna, April 24, 2017

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AWS offers a wide range of database services to fit your application requirements. These database services are fully managed and can be launched in minutes with just a few clicks. AWS database services include Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), with support for six commonly used database engines, Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible relational database with five times the performance, Amazon DynamoDB, a fast and flexible NoSQL database service, Amazon Redshift, a petabyte-scale data warehouse service, and Amazon ElastiCache, an in-memory cache service with support for Redis and Memcached. AWS also provides the AWS Database Migration Service, a service which makes it easy and inexpensive to migrate your databases to AWS cloud.

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AWS offers a wide range of database services to fit your application requirements. These database services are fully managed and can be launched in minutes with just a few clicks. AWS database services include Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), with support for six commonly used database engines, Amazon Aurora, a MySQL-compatible relational database with five times the performance, Amazon DynamoDB, a fast and flexible NoSQL database service, Amazon Redshift, a petabyte-scale data warehouse service, and Amazon ElastiCache, an in-memory cache service with support for Redis and Memcached. AWS also provides the AWS Database Migration Service, a service which makes it easy and inexpensive to migrate your databases to AWS cloud.

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