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Learning AWS - Second Edition by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Using AWS services

AWS makes available a bunch of ready-to-use services that you can integrate into your application. Leveraging existing services can help reduce the infrastructure, you need to maintain, scale, and pay for, while getting the benefits of scalability and high-availability out of the box. In most cases, this will result in a leaner and more efficient architecture. For example, use Amazon RDS, DynamoDB, ElastiCache for Redis or Amazon Redshift instead of running your own databases. Similarly, use Amazon Elasticsearch service instead of setting up your own Elasticsearch cluster. This strategy makes a lot of sense as AWS has experts for each service who have loads of experience running these services at scale on the cloud.

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