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Amazon Web Services in Action by Michael Wittig and Andreas Wittig

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Chapter 9. Using a relational database service: RDS

This chapter covers

  • Launching and initializing relational databases with RDS
  • Creating and restoring database snapshots
  • Setting up a highly available database
  • Tweaking database performance
  • Monitoring a database

Relational databases are the de facto standard for storing and querying structured data, and many applications are built on top of a relational database system such as MySQL, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, or PostgreSQL. Typically, relational databases focus on data consistency and guarantee ACID database transactions (atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability). Storing and querying structured data like the accounts and transactions in an accounting application ...

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