Getting Basic DBMS Using RDS
IN THIS CHAPTER
Defining the RDS feature set
Working with RDS
Building a server to support applications that use RDS
Adding load balancing and scaling features
Business thrives on data — lots of data — most of it in extremely complex forms. It isn’t a recent phenomenon either. Some of the most persuasive arguments for creating computers in the first place focused on the need to manage data efficiently. So you shouldn't be surprised to find that AWS supports the Relational Database Service (RDS) and that it provides robust support for complex data setups. In fact, you can likely use the same DBMS in the cloud that you use on your local servers. The major difference between the two, of course, is that cloud-based data storage offers greater convenience while the private network data storage tends to offer better security. Obviously, there are a great many other differences, which this chapter covers.
RDS is complex enough that you likely have team members who do nothing but perform management tasks. However, just about every developer spends ...