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Database Fundamentals for AWS - Part 1 of 2

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Description

If you're new to AWS, it can be a little daunting to determine which database service is the right option for your solution. This is the first course in a two-part series on database fundamentals for AWS, which will help you make the right decision when choosing an AWS database service.

This course covers Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune. 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, feel free to share your thoughts with us at support@cloudacademy.com. The second course in this two-part series covers Amazon Redshift, Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, Amazon DocumentDB, and Amazon Keyspaces. You can find that course here.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain a solid understanding of the following Amazon database services: Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, ElastiCache, and Neptune
  • Create an Amazon RDS database
  • Create a DynamoDB database
  • Create an ElastiCache cluster
  • Create an Amazon Neptune database

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 this course, which is going to introduce you to a variety of database services that are on offer and the differences between them. If you're new to AWS, it can be a little daunting to determine which database service is the right option for your solution.

This course is the first of two courses dedicated to the database fundamentals of AWS. Within this first course, I'll cover the following AWS database services. Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon Neptune. Some of these you may already be familiar with and others might be completely new to you. But don't worry. By the end of this course, you will have an understanding of each. In part two of the series, I will be covering the following services. Amazon Redshift, Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, known as QLDB, Amazon DocumentDB and Amazon Keyspaces.

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 with 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 architecture. 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 can 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 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. And this would allow us to update the course during its next release cycle, thank you.

Lectures

Amazon Relational Database Service - DEMO: Creating an Amazon RDS Database - Amazon DynamoDB - DEMO: Creating a DynamoDB Database - Amazon ElastiCache - DEMO: Creating an ElastiCache Cluster - Amazon Neptune - DEMO: Creating an Amazon Neptune Database

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 reaching over 100,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

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.