Improving Application Performance and Resiliency Using Amazon RDS Proxy
Amazon RDS Proxy is a highly available proxying service for use with MySQL and PostgreSQL Amazon RDS databases. Using Amazon RDS Proxy, you can increase the scalability and resilience of your Amazon RDS database-backed applications.
Learning how to create and configure an Amazon RDS Proxy will make you more effective at deploying performant and fault-tolerant applications in the public AWS cloud.
In this hands-on lab, you will create a new Amazon RDS Proxy and test its connection pooling feature.
Please note, this lab creates an Amazon Aurora MySQL cluster from scratch which takes over ten minutes to complete. You will also create an RDS proxy which typically takes up to 5 minutes, but can take up to 20 minutes. Please make sure you have enough time available before starting the lab.
Upon completion of this beginner-level lab, you will be able to:
- Create an Amazon RDS Proxy
- Inspect an RDS Proxy using the AWS command-line interface
- Run a connection load test
- Candidates for AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate certification
- Cloud Architects
- Data Engineers
- DevOps Engineers
- Software Engineers
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
- Amazon RDS and Amazon RDS Proxy
- The AWS command-line interface
- The Bash command-line shell
The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:
- Database Fundamentals for AWS - Part 1 of 2
- Introduction to the AWS CLI
- Linux Command Line Byte Session
September 19th, 2023 - Updated the instructions and screenshots to reflect the latest UI
March 1st, 2023 - Resolved Environment Error
Andrew is a Labs Developer with previous experience in the Internet Service Provider, Audio Streaming, and CryptoCurrency industries. He has also been a DevOps Engineer and enjoys working with CI/CD and Kubernetes.
He holds multiple AWS certifications including Solutions Architect Associate and Professional.