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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By : Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide

By: Yohan Wadia, Naveen Kumar Vijayakumar

Overview of this book

AWS is at the forefront of Cloud Computing today. Many businesses are moving away from traditional datacenters and toward AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. Because of its versatility and flexible design, AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of simple and complicated tasks such as hosting multitier websites, running large scale parallel processing, content delivery, petabyte storage and archival, and lots more. Whether you are a seasoned sysadmin or a rookie, this book will provide you with all the necessary skills to design, deploy, and manage your applications on the AWS cloud platform. The book guides you through the core AWS services such as IAM, EC2, VPC, RDS, and S3 using a simple real world application hosting example that you can relate to. Each chapter is designed to provide you with the most information possible about a particular AWS service coupled with easy to follow hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
AWS Administration – The Definitive Guide
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Chapter 8. Database-as-a-Service Using Amazon RDS

In the previous chapter, you learnt a lot about the concepts of Auto Scaling and Elastic Load Balancing, and how you can leverage them to host highly scalable and fault tolerant applications.

In this chapter, we are going to shift our attention from all those web servers and EC2 instances and talk about more on the database offerings provided by AWS, with some special emphasis on Amazon RDS. This chapter will help you understand the overall concept of RDS and even demonstrate how you can leverage RDS in your own application's hosting environment. We will also be studying some of AWS's other popular database-as-a-service options along the way; so let's get started without any further ado!