Amazon ElastiCache

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This lesson introduces a number of different AWS database services that are commonly used with data analytics solutions and that will likely be referenced within the AWS Data Analytics Specialty certification.

As such, this lesson explores the following database services: Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Redshift. There are also guided demos on the AWS platform showing you exactly how to use each of these services.

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Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overall understanding of the different database services available in AWS, and which service would be best suited to your needs
  • Learn how to create databases with both Amazon RDS and Amazon DynamoDB
  • Learn how to create clusters with Amazon ElastiCache and Amazon Redshift

Intended Audience

This lesson has been designed to help those who are preparing to take the AWS Data Analytics Specialty certification.


As a prerequisite to this lesson, you should have a basic understanding of database architectures and of the AWS global architecture. For more info on the latter, please see our existing blog post hereYou should also have a general understanding of the principles behind different EC2 instance families.

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