CHAPTER 8

Databases on AWS

In this chapter, you will

•  Learn about relational databases and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

•  Understand Amazon Aurora

•  Learn about Amazon Redshift

•  Learn about Amazon DynamoDB

•  Learn about Amazon ElastiCache

Understanding Relational Databases

A database management system (DBMS) is the software that controls the storage, organization, and retrieval of data. A relational database management system (RDBMS), as defined by IBM researcher Dr. E.F. Codd, adapts to the relation model with well-defined object stores or structures. These stores and structures, commonly known as operators and integrity rules, are clearly defined actions meant to manipulate and govern operations on the data and structures ...

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