Ready for the real environment experience?
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a web service that allows you to create and manage a relational database in the AWS cloud. By using Amazon RDS, you can avoid the technical complexity of manually setting up and operating a highly available relational database.
By learning how to create a read-only replica instance, you can scale your applications and avoid performance bottlenecks.
In this hands-on lab, you will create a MySQL database and populate it with data. You will generate load and and run queries against the database and observe the affects.
Please note, this lab creates an Amazon RDS instance which can take up to 10 minutes to complete. Please make sure you have enough time available before starting this lab.
Upon completion of this beginner level lab, you will be able to:
- Create a MySQL database schema and apply it to an instance
- Run a timed query against a MySQL database instance
- Generate synthetic load on a MySQL database instance
- Create a read-only replica
- Candidates for the AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification
- Cloud Architects
- Data Engineers
- DevOps Engineers
Familiarity with the following will be beneficial but is not required:
- The Bash terminal
- Amazon RDS
The following courses and labs can be used to fulfill the prerequisites:
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.