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Database Types

Explore database types with this course covering database types, solutions, tools and more.

9 videos  //  64 minutes of training

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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.

Course syllabus

Database TypesDuration: 8:10

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.

Relational DatabasesDuration: 7:54

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.

Database Hosting MethodsDuration: 4:41

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.

High Availability SolutionsDuration: 6:12

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.

Scalability SolutionsDuration: 4:47

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.

Database SecurityDuration: 8:06

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.

AuroraDuration: 6:29

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.

RedshiftDuration: 8:17

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.

DynamoDBDuration: 9:53

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

Meet the author

Tom Carpenter


Tom Carpenter is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry. He started in entry-level systems support and quickly moved into the role of a systems analyst and network engineer. He founded the technical content development and training company SysEdCo in 1997, which he continues to operate. Having written more than 20 books for the IT industry, he brings a wealth of experience to any topic and holds many certifications from both vendors and vendor-neutral certification organizations. He is also the head of certification development for the CWNP program and heavily involved in objectives development and exam creation within the certification industry. Tom uses AWS to run several business websites as well as test labs used for content creation and management. According to Tom, "AWS is everything I did in the 90s, and more, in the cloud!” Tom lives in Ohio with his lovely wife Julie and enjoys anything related to technology, learning and human potential.

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