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Configuring Operational Parameters for AWS Databases

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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration11m
Students65
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Description

This course explores how to configure operational parameters for AWS Databases. We will cover some effective strategies for tuning your RDS databases to receive the most benefit for your workloads and we'll also dive into what parameter groups are, how parameter groups work, and some edge cases to watch out for.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, please contact us at support@cloudacademy.com.

Learning Objectives

  • Create your own parameter groups and apply them to an RDS database
  • Understand how parameter groups affect RDS instances and in what situations they are beneficial

Intended Audience

This lecture should be attended by those who are looking to further their database knowledge into the intermediate stages, or by those looking to understand the mechanisms behind tuning RDS databases.

Prerequisites

This lecture will talk about some of the more advanced ideas around Amazon RDS and databases in general, so it is highly recommended that you have a moderate to strong background in Amazon RDS and Relational databases.

Transcript

Hello, my name is Will Meadows! Welcome to this mini-course on Configuring operational parameters for AWS Databases. Here I will go over some extremely useful ideas for tuning your RDS databases to receive the most benefit for your workload.

Specifically, we will be diving into what parameter groups are, how parameter groups work, and some edge cases to watch out for.

If you have any questions about anything I cover in this lecture please let me know at will.meadows@cloudacademy.com

Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com and one of our cloud experts will reply to your question, concern, or comment. 

This lecture should be attended by those who are looking to further their database knowledge into the intermediate stages, or by those looking to understand the mechanisms behind tuning RDS databases.

After watching this course you will be able to:

  • Create your own parameter groups and apply them to an RDS database.
  • Understand how parameter groups affect RDS instances and in what situations they are beneficial.

This lecture will talk about some of the more advanced ideas around Amazon RDS and databases in general, so it is highly recommended that you have a moderate to strong background in Amazon RDS and Relational databases

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Please note that, at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate.  AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as part of its ongoing drive to innovate and enhance its services.

As a result, minor discrepancies may appear in the course content over time.  Here at Cloud Academy, we strive to keep our content up to date in order to provide the best training available. So, if you notice any information that is outdated, please contact support@cloudacademy.com.  This will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle.

 

About the Author

William Meadows is a passionately curious human currently living in the Bay Area in California. His career has included working with lasers, teaching teenagers how to code, and creating classes about cloud technology that are taught all over the world. His dedication to completing goals and helping others is what brings meaning to his life. In his free time, he enjoys reading Reddit, playing video games, and writing books.