What are some alternatives?
When comparing AWS and Oracle DBaaS, you can also consider the following products
DigitalOcean - Simplifying cloud hosting. Deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds.
MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
Microsoft Azure - Windows Azure and SQL Azure enable you to build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters.
PostgreSQL - PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system.
Heroku - Agile deployment platform for Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Java, Python, and Scala. Setup takes only minutes and deploys are instant through git. Leave tedious server maintenance to Heroku and focus on your code.
SQLite - SQLite Home Page