Introduction to Amazon RDS & DynamoDB

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This lesson introduces you to two widely-used AWS database services: the Amazon Relational Database Service — known as RDS — and Amazon DynamoDB. It provides a foundational understanding of both, allowing you to understand the differences between them and how you might use them within your own environment. You'll learn about the main features of the services and watch demonstrations from the AWS platform on how to create each type of database.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about Amazon RDS, its features, and its use case
  • Create an Amazon RDS database
  • Learn about DynamoDB, its features, and its use case
  • Create a DynamoDB database

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for anyone looking to understand the basic principles of Amazon RDS and DynamoDB. Anyone in an architect or database administration role will also find this lesson beneficial.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have a basic understanding of both the AWS platform and databases in general.

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