Database Types


  • Database Hosting Methods Video — 00:04:41
    • 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.

  • Database Types Video — 00:08:10
    • 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.

  • Redshift Video — 00:08:17
    • 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.

  • Database Security Video — 00:08:06
    • 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.

  • High Availability Solutions Video — 00:06:12
    • 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.

  • Relational Databases Video — 00:07:54
    • Understanding the capabilities of relational databases is the starting point to architecting a good AWS database implementation. This episode provides the fundamentals concepts and terminology of relational databases.

  • DynamoDB Video — 00:09:53
    • DynamoDB is a database solution used frequently for data stream capture and small, fast reads and writes. This episode introduces DynamoDB.

  • Aurora Video — 00:06:29
    • 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.

  • Scalability Solutions Video — 00:04:47
    • 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.


Course description

People outside of the tech industry don’t realize that there can be different types of databases. In this course, you’ll dive into the details of database types. Beginning with a review of the various types, the course will explore relational databases, database hosting methods, high availability solutions, scalability solutions, database security and specific databases.

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