Chapter 11

Getting Basic DBMS Using RDS

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Defining the RDS feature set

check Working with RDS

check Building a server to support applications that use RDS

check 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 ...

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