Chapter 5: Selecting the Right Database Service
In this chapter, we will review the plethora of database services available in AWS. With so many choices at our disposal, it is easy to get analysis paralysis. So, in this chapter, we will first lay a foundation of how the databases and their use cases can be classified, and then use these classifications to help us pick the right service for our particular use case and our individual circumstances. In this chapter, we will help you navigate the variety of options and give you the confidence that you are using the right tool for the job.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- A brief history of databases
- Classifying databases using different methods
- Introducing different types ...