RDS vs. EC2
Amazon RDS Costs
Data Lakes in AWS
The course is part of this learning path
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
What is the difference between a data lake and a data warehouse?
When first getting into this space there might be some confusion between data lakes and data warehouses. That is fairly common.
The main difference between a data lake and a data warehouse is specificity and structure.
A data lake is a formless blob of information, it is a pool of knowledge where we try to capture any relevant data from our business so that we can perform analytics on it.
A data warehouse is a specialized tool that allows you to perform analysis on a portion of that data, so you can make meaningful decisions from it. Generally, it is a subset of the data from the data lake with a specialized purpose. Your data warehouse Is an optimized database that is dealing with normalized, transformed, and cleaned-up versions of the data from the data lake.
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