AWS Database Design Course

This course defines relational databases, describes the database options AWS provides, and details how to determine which is best for specific applications

1 hour, 10 minutes

Course description

In this course, the different types of databases available in AWS are described, starting with basics of relational databases and moving on to hosting, scaling and securing databases, and then diving into specifics on using Aurora, RedShift and DynamoDB in AWS.


Data security policies

Video - 00:07:00

It would be remiss to discuss database design without addressing policies. We discussed security in general earlier and now will will explain why policies are important.

Video - 00:10:00

DynamoDB is a database solution used frequently for data stream capture and small, fast reads and writes. This episode introduces DynamoDB.

Video - 00:08:00

When you need a data warehouse solution, Redshift may be the answer. A custom-built database solution offered in AWS, Redshift works well on massive data stores and allows you to analyze it quickly.

Video - 00:06:00

The AWS Aurora relational database is the OLTP database solution unique to AWS. In this episode you will learn about Aurora and its features and capabilities.
Database security

Video - 00:08:00

When implementing databases, it is important to consider security. Databases store data, and data may be sensitive at varying levels. In this episode, database security is explored.
Scalability solutions

Video - 00:05:00

How do you grow a database when it's not keeping up with the workload? AWS offers different scalability solutions and they are presented in this episode to assist the architect in selecting the best option.
High availability solutions

Video - 00:06:00

Availability means that a resource is there when you need it and where you need it. With databases, this is of ultimate importance. In this episode you will explore the high availability solutions for databases in AWS.
Database hosting methods

Video - 00:05:00

You can host databases in AWS in two primary ways. One method is managed more by AWS and the other is managed more by your organization. This episode helps you understand the pros and cons of each.
Relational databases

Video - 00:08:00

Understanding the capabilities of relational databases is the starting point to architecting a good AWS database implementation. This episode provides the fundamental concepts and terminology of relational databases.
Database types

Video - 00:08:00

AWS supports several different database types. Varying applications have varying database type requirements. When you understand these types, you can select the best database service for your design.

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

Mike Meyers, affectionately called the "Alpha Geek," is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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