Types of Managed NoSQL on AWS - Part 2

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This lesson provides a high-level overview of the managed database offerings available from AWS.

It covers relational and non-relational databases, how they work, their strengths, and what workloads are best suited for them.

It includes an overview and the characteristics of non-relational databases as well as what NoSQL means and why it’s important to application development.

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Learning Objectives

  • Gain a general understanding of databases within AWS
  • Learn about non-relational databases and how they can be used
  • Understand the characteristics of NoSQL databases and how they can be used for application development
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the different types of managed NoSQL databases on AWS

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for people that are relatively new to relational and non-relational databases and want to gain an understanding of what types of databases are available on AWS.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should ideally have a very basic knowledge of relational and non-relational databases and previous experience with AWS.

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AWS Certification Specialist
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Stephen is the AWS Certification Specialist at Cloud Academy. His content focuses heavily on topics related to certification on Amazon Web Services technologies. He loves teaching and believes that there are no shortcuts to certification but it is possible to find the right path and course of study.

Stephen has worked in IT for over 25 years in roles ranging from tech support to systems engineering. At one point, he taught computer network technology at a community college in Washington state.

Before coming to Cloud Academy, Stephen worked as a trainer and curriculum developer at AWS and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in cloud technologies.

In his spare time, Stephen enjoys reading, sudoku, gaming, and modern square dancing.

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