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
Why can't we just store all this information into a data warehouse?
Well, This was exactly what was happening for a long period of time. Unfortunately, as the speed of business has increased, and so has the sheer volume of data. Data warehouses were unable to keep up with the amount of curating and scaling required to support such volumes of data. It was becoming cost-prohibitive and slowing down query speed to try and maintain all of this data in an active database.
So the advent of the data lake became a necessity. We needed a place where we could store large volumes of information for cheap.
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