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Data Lakes in AWS
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This section of the Solution Architect Associate learning path introduces you to the AWS database services relevant to the SAA-C03 exam. We then understand the service options available and learn how to select and apply AWS database services to meet specific design scenarios relevant to the Solution Architect Associate exam.
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- Understand the various database services that can be used when building cloud solutions on AWS
- Learn how to build databases using Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, DocumentDB, Keyspaces, and QLDB
- Learn how to create Elasticache and Neptune clusters
- Understand AWS database costs
- Learn about data lakes and how to build a data lake in AWS
Hello, and welcome to this course on databases in AWS, where we’re here to help you on your journey to prepare for the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification.
Before we get started, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Danny Jessee, and I am one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy, specializing in AWS – Amazon Web Services – and AWS certifications. In this course, the AWS team will be presenting a series of lectures that introduce the various database services currently available in AWS that may be covered on the exam.
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This course has been specifically curated to help you pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam and is ideal for anyone who is looking to learn more about the various database services in AWS in preparation for the exam.
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to database services in AWS for solution architects, including:
- Managed relational databases using the Amazon Relational Database Service, or RDS, along with purchasing options and pricing; and
- Managed NoSQL databases including Amazon DynamoDB.
You’ll also learn about several other data structure stores and database services offered by AWS and see demonstrations of each of the following in action:
- Amazon ElastiCache;
- Amazon Neptune;
- Amazon Redshift;
- Amazon DocumentDB;
- Amazon Keyspaces; and
- The Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, or QLDB.
Finally, we’ll wrap up the course with a discussion of data lakes on AWS, including defining what a data lake is, as well as explaining the differences between data lakes and data warehouses.
Together with the other courses in this learning path, we’ll cover all of the key tools, technologies, and concepts from the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam guide and ensure that you are fully prepared to sit this exam.
The AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certification has been designed for anyone who has experience designing cloud solutions that use AWS services to meet current and future business requirements, as well as architectures that are secure, resilient, high-performing, and cost-optimized in accordance with the AWS Well-Architected Framework. All of the AWS Cloud concepts introduced in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.
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