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Introduction

The course is part of these learning paths

DevOps Engineer – Professional Certification Preparation for AWS
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Working with AWS Databases
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Certified Developer – Associate Certification Preparation for AWS
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Contents

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When to use RDS Multi-AZ & Read Replicas
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Introduction
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RDS Multi AZ
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Summary
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Description

Learn when to use RDS Multi-AZ and Read Replicas with this concise course from Cloud Academy. In this course, you will be able to uncover the reasons behind RDS multi-AZ and will come away with being able to know when to implement and use this feature within your own environment.

Understanding how this works is essential for you and your team as understanding the differences between Read Replicas and Multi-AZ’s is key when trying to design a resilient and performance optimized RDS database.

This short course is made up of two informative lectures along with a cohesive summary. If you would like to discover more content related to this subject matter, you will find all the related training content below.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the differences between Multi-AZ instances and Read Replicas.
  • Understand the different techniques and methods used to implement Multi-AZ across different DB engines.
  • Recognize the limitations and subtle differences between Read Replicas across different DB engine types. 

Intended Audience

  • Those who are responsible for maintaining and managing RDS databases within AWS.
  • Solution architects wishing to take the AWS Certified Developer - Associate certification.

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of Amazon RDS, including how to set up an RDS database within a single availability zone.
  • Be familiar with AWS global infrastructure, regarding regions and availability zones. More information on this can be found in this blog post.

 

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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data centre and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 50+ courses relating to Cloud, most within the AWS category with a heavy focus on security and compliance

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.

Hello, and welcome to this course. Within it I shall uncover the reasons behind RDS Multi-AZ, and when to use and implement this feature within your own environment. In addition to this, I will also discuss what Read Replicas are, and what they're used for, and how these differ from a Multi-AZ deployment. Understanding the differences between these two features is key when trying to design a resilient and performance-optimized RDS database. Before we start, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Stuart Scott. 

I'm one of the trainers here at Cloud Academy specializing in AWS Amazon Web Services. Feel free to connect with me with any questions using the details shown on the screen. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com, where one of our cloud experts will reply to your question. This course has been designed for those who are responsible for maintaining and managing RDS databases within AWS. It would also be advantageous to solution architects and those wishing to take the AWS Certified Developer Associate certification. The lectures within this course are as follows: RDS Multi-AZ: This lecture will explain what Multi-AZ is, and its benefits, and how it works between the different database engine types. 

Next we have Read Replicas, and this lecture looks at the role and importance of Read Replicas within your RDS deployments. And then, finally, we have a summary lecture, and this will provide a high-level overview of the key points throughout the previous two lectures. The objectives of this course are as follows: To understand the differences between Multi-AZ instances and Read Replicas. To understand the different techniques and methods used to implement Multi-AZ across different database engine types. 

And to understand the limitations and subtle differences between Read Replicas across different database engine types. To gain the most from this course, you should already have an understanding of Amazon RDS, includåing how to set up an RDS database within a single availability zone. You should also be familiar with AWS Global Infrastructure regarding regions and availability zones. 

For more information on this topic, please take a look at the following blog post. Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy are valuable to both us as trainers and any students that take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact support@cloudacademy.com. That brings me to the end of this lecture. Comin' up next, I will start by explaining what RDS Multi-AZ is.