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Database Fundamentals for AWS - Part 2 of 2

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Description

This is the second course in a two-part series on database fundamentals for AWS. This course explores four different AWS database services — Amazon Redshift, Amazon QLDB, Amazon DocumentDB, and Amazon Keyspaces — and the differences between them. As well as getting a theoretical understanding of these, you will also watch guided demonstrations from the AWS platform showing you how to use each database service.

If you have any feedback relating to this course, please feel free to share your thoughts with us at support@cloudacademy.com. The first course in this two-part series covers Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune. If you're looking for more information on these AWS database services, you can find that course here.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a solid understanding of the following Amazon database services: Redshift, Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB), DocumentDB, and Keyspaces.
  • Create an Amazon Redshift cluster
  • Create a ledger using Amazon QLDB
  • Create an Amazon DocumentDB cluster
  • Create a keyspace and table in Amazon Keyspaces for Apache Cassandra

Intended Audience

  • Individuals responsible for designing, operating, and optimizing AWS database solutions
  • Anyone preparing to take the AWS Certified Database Specialty exam

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of database architectures and the AWS global infrastructure. For more information on this, please see our existing blog post here. You should also have a general understanding of the principles behind different EC2 Instance families.

Transcript

Hello, and welcome to the second course in this two-part series, which is going to introduce you to four different AWS database services and the differences between them. I will be looking at the fundamentals of Amazon Redshift, Amazon QLDB, Amazon DocumentDB, and Amazon Keyspaces.

The first course in this series was dedicated to Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune. So if you're looking for more information on these AWS database services, then please see our existing course here.

Before we start, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Stuart Scott, and I'm the AWS content and security lead here at Cloud Academy. Feel free to connect with me to ask any questions using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com, where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question.

This course has been designed to help those who are responsible for designing, operating, and optimizing AWS database solutions. Also, it would be advantageous to anyone who is looking to take the AWS Certified Database Specialty exam.

The objective of this course is to provide you with an overall understanding of the different options you have when you're looking for a database solution to host within AWS and the ability to help you determine which database service would be best suited for your expected workloads.

As a prerequisite to this course, you should have a basic understanding of database architectures and the AWS global infrastructure. For more information on this, please see our existing blog post here.

You should also have a general understanding of the principles behind different EC2 Instance families.

Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com.

Please note that at the time of writing this content, all course information was accurate. AWS implements hundreds of updates every month as a 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 do contact support@cloudacademy.com, and this will allow us to update the course during its next release cycle. Thank you.

About the Author

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 80+ courses relating to Cloud, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.