AWS MasterClass: Databases in the Cloud with AWS RDS [Video]

By Manuj Aggarwal , TetraNoodle Team
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  1. Introduction

About this video

Amazon Web Services is a cloud computing platform that offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment services that help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale applications. Ever since its inception - the relational database management systems have gained tremendous popularity across the world. Recently NoSQL databases like MongoDB has also gained a lot of traction - but still, RDBMS remains the de-facto choice of engineers when it comes to storing structured data. According to some estimates - relational databases are used in more than 90% of the software projects out there. With the advent of cloud computing - solution designers and architects had to deal with some unique challenges while attempting to migrate their relational databases to the cloud. You see, relational databases need high-performance hardware and disks to perform at the peak level. But IaaS cloud computing services provide us with virtual servers - which store their data on network connected disks. So to manage relational data in the cloud - we needed a specialized PaaS (platform as a service) which provided adequate hardware and redundancy to relational databases. Amazon Relational Database Service (or Amazon RDS) is a distributed relational database service by Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS RDS is a web service running "in the cloud" designed to simplify the setup, operation, and scaling of a relational database for use in applications. Complex administration processes like patching the database software, backing up databases and enabling point-in-time recovery are managed automatically. Scaling storage and compute resources can be performed by a single API call. Introduction of AWS RDS along with its unique features has made it very simple for us to deploy and grow relational databases to a very large scale in the cloud. What's more - the tight integration that exists between most of the AWS services - makes it seamless to deploy multi-tier complex and scalable applications.

Style and Approach

This course will give you in-depth knowledge about AWS RDS and demonstrate some key features and guidelines you need to know to get started with it. We will kick things off with an overview of AWS RDS. After covering the basics of AWS RDS - we will dive deep and learn how to setup highly available, scalable and robust relational database clusters which span multiple AWS availability zones.

Publication date:
June 2018
Publisher
Packt
Duration
5 hours 17 minutes
ISBN
9781789539127

About the Authors

  • Manuj Aggarwal

    Manuj Aggarwal is an entrepreneur, investor, and technology enthusiast. Over the last few years, he has been a business owner, technical architect, CTO, coder, start up consultant, and more. Currently, he is the principal consultant, architect, and CTO of a software consulting company, TetraNoodle Technologies, based in Vancouver, Canada. He works with various start-ups on a number of cutting edge and interesting problems. Whether it is ideation and the refining of your start up idea, or building a dream team to execute the idea, he provides a diverse set of solutions that help these start-ups to succeed in their plans. He has been active in the software industry since 1997, and has worked with early-stage businesses through to Fortune 100 mega-corporations. He is passionate about sharing all the knowledge that he has acquired over the years. He is particularly interested in helping technical and non-technical entrepreneurs, founders, and co-founders of tech start-ups.

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  • TetraNoodle Team

    At TetraNoodle Team and its education arm, TetraTutorials, they work with several startups and build small to very high scale cloud solutions every day. They strive to put all their hands-on experience into these courses. Instead of superficial knowledge, they go into the depth of the topic and give you the exact, step-by-step blueprints on how to tame these complex topics into easy and digestible bite-sized videos. This real-world knowledge enables you to grasp these concepts easily, and you can apply this learning immediately into your projects. TetraNoodle technologies have been in the software business since 2001. They have been part of many prestigious projects and startups. Over the course of these years - they have gained a good insight into what makes for flexible, scalable and robust software solutions.

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