When your services rely on a full-managed setup (e.g. AWS RDS) the nice thing is that you don't have to worry about doing regular maintenance on it as AWS will take care of that.
The bad things is: In case of error you fully rely on them to fix it on time and make it an priority. But other than for your business a gone postgres is not the end of the world for them, but maybe for your company.
Keep that in mind when you give up control.
@sheogorath I've had a hosted server for probably 20 years now. Just because you own the hardware doesn't mean that the hosting company will be amazing fast no matter how much I wish they world be
@x00 That's pretty much my point. When you go for rented service, you are not the only customer and what has highest priority for you, doesn't also automatically have highest priority for you service providers. Therefore you should take that into consideration, when you source something out.