Lesson Summary

Intermediate
6m 51s
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This lesson explores the cost metrics associated with the Amazon Relational Database Service, known as RDS. Minimizing cloud spend is always a priority when architecting and designing your cloud solutions, and care should be taken to understand where your costs come from and the steps you can take to reduce them.

This lesson looks at each of the components associated with RDS that incur a cost and how those costs are broken down. It looks at on-demand instances, reserved instances, database storage & I/Os, backup storage, backtrack storage, snapshot export, and data transfer.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the different database instance purchasing options and payment plans
  • Learn about primary storage and I/O pricing options
  • Explore the costs associated with backup storage and backtrack storage
  • Learn about the pricing for snapshot exports and data transfers

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone responsible for designing, operating, and optimizing AWS Database solutions. It would also be advantageous for individuals planning to take the AWS Certified Database - Specialty exam.

Prerequisites

To get the most from this lesson, you should have a basic understanding of the AWS global infrastructure. It would be beneficial, but not essential, to have a basic awareness of the database engines covered in this lesson, i.e. Amazon Aurora, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and SQL Server.

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