New Training: Getting Started with Amazon RDS
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New Training: Getting Started with Amazon RDS

In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Bart Castle discusses relational databases and Amazon RDS. Gain an understanding of the key features, security options, and cost factors of Amazon RDS as well as how Amazon Aurora stands apart from the other managed database solutions at AWS. Watch this new AWS training.

Watch the full course: Amazon Relational Database Service

This training includes:

  • 7 videos
  • 1.2 hours of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Planning for Amazon RDS
  • What is Amazon RDS
  • How to Use Amazon RDS?
  • Why Relational Databases?
  • Plan for Amazon RDS Security
  • Plan for Amazon RDS Cost Factors
  • What about Amazon Aurora RDS?

Is AWS RDS the Right Database Solution for You?

The primary data storage mechanism for most applications today is the database. The database reigns supreme against all other data storage methods, but relational databases can be difficult to manage, secure, and scale. That's why RDS solutions offered by AWS can be critical for some businesses.

One of the biggest challenges organizations face is scaling a relational database as demand for their application increases. Unlike a No-SQL database where the database can scale horizontally, relational databases need to scale vertically. This imposes challenges for managing the efficiency of a database.

Cloud RDS solutions can abstract that complexity away from the database. Instead of businesses having to manage and sync multiple databases and scale hardware to match demand, they can simply maintain their database and let these cloud services handle scaling for them.

Of course, these RDS solutions have other benefits as well. For instance, AWS can help secure databases, too. These benefits do come at a cost, though, so businesses will need to fully understand how a cloud database provider can help them to decide whether these services are appropriate for their products. Likewise, Amazon offers RDS solutions for different types of database engines which means organizations can migrate to AWS without much issue.

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