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Optimizing Your Modernization Journey with AWS

By : Mridula Grandhi
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Optimizing Your Modernization Journey with AWS

By: Mridula Grandhi

Overview of this book

AWS cloud technologies help businesses scale and innovate, however, adopting modern architecture and applications can be a real challenge. This book is a comprehensive guide that ensures your switch to AWS services is smooth and hitch-free. It will enable you to make optimal decisions to bring out the best ROI from AWS cloud adoption. Beginning with nuances of cloud transformation on AWS, you’ll be able to plan and implement the migration steps. The book will facilitate your system modernization journey by getting you acquainted with various technical domains, namely, applications, databases, big data, analytics, networking, and security. Once you’ve learned about the different operations, budgeting, and management best practices such as the 6 Rs of migration approaches and the AWS Well-Architected Framework, you’ll be able to achieve operational excellence in cloud adoption. You’ll also learn how to deploy some of the important AWS tools and services with real-life case studies and use cases. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to successfully implement cloud migration and modernization on AWS and make decisions that best suit your organization.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Part 1: Migrating to the Cloud
Part 2: Cloud Modernization – Application, Data, Analytics, and IT
Part 3: Security and Networking Transformation
Part 4: Cloud Economics, Compliance, and Governance

Modernizing data using AWS

Modernizing your data warehouses and infrastructure can be a multi-year journey involving many teams. There are several factors involved in making an informed choice of the data model you need for your applications and the database technology to rely on. This is an early decision, keeping in mind the long-term impact you will drive from the decision. In this section, you will learn about different data models, how to choose the right data model for your application, and AWS’s data ecosystem.

Choosing the right database type

The right tool for the right job is a key strategy to be successful in data transformation efforts. There are many options to choose from when it comes to cloud-native databases. Choosing the right database is a decision that needs to consider several factors such as access characteristics, application performance, type of operations, and data patterns. The following are some guidelines you can consider when picking the right...