Create Your First Amazon RDS Database
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How to launch and connect to an Amazon RDS DB instance
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. You can migrate existing applications and tools that utilize a relational database to the Amazon Web Services because Amazon RDS offers access to the capabilities of a MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, and the PostgreSQL database engine. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks. This efficiency frees you to focus on your applications and business.
This lab is focused on Amazon RDS. Follow along and learn to create and use your first RDS database with Amazon AWS.
Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources
Log In to the Amazon Web Service Console
Your first step to start the laboratory experience
Create an RDS Subnet Group
How to create a DB Subnet Group for RDS instances
Create a database cluster using RDS
Create an RDS instance using the MySQL engine
Setup security group rules for connecting to the RDS instance
How to add the right rules to connect to the RDS instance
Create an EC2 instance
Launch a new EC2 instance using the management console wizard
Connect to a remote shell using an SSH connection
How to use a remote Linux shell from Windows, Linux or Mac
Connect to RDS and create a database table
How to use the mysql client to connect to an RDS instance
Destroy an RDS instance
How to destroy an RDS instance