AWS Classroom Series – 09/Jun/2021

Relational Databases in AWS

  • AWS supports fully managed relational databases called as AWS Relational Database Service (RDS).

  • Using RDS we can host the following RDBMS Engines

    • Aurora MySQL
    • Aurora PostgreSQL
    • Oracle
    • SQL Server
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • MariaDB
  • Scenario 1: Hosting the Database on-premises Preview

  • Scenario 2: Host the Database on AWS EC2 Server Preview

  • Scenario 3: Hosting the Databases using AWS RDS Preview

  • AWS RDS provides the following benefits

    • No infra management
    • Instant provisioning
    • Scale
    • Highly Available
  • Storage limits are

    • MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle => 16 TB
    • Aurora => 64 TB

AWS RDS Architectures

  • Single AZ Deployment: Preview

  • High Availability: Multiple AZs Preview

  • In the case of Multi-AZ Architecture,

    • primary database is known as master database which handles all the traffic
    • The standby database is always kept ready and is in a state whenever master goes down, it takes the role of master.
    • AWS exposes the RDS master as a DNS record Preview Preview

Create a RDS MySQL instance with Single AZ

  • Steps: Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview
  • Options Preview
  • Once the Database is created, the connection b/w application and database can be configured using connection string which requires
    • Endpoint
    • port
    • username
    • password
  • Java Connection string for MySQL Refer Here
  • .net connection string from mysql Refer Here

Client Components for Database Engines

  • mysql => mysql workbench
  • PostgreSQL => pgAdmin
  • SQL Server => SQL Server Management Studio
  • Oracle => Oracle SQL Developer Refer Here


  • Create a free tier PostgreSQL RDS database

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