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AWS Development Essentials by Uchit Vyas, Prabhakaran Kuppusamy

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Chapter 4. Managed Services and the Databases

A database is a critical part of any application. It is also a single point of failure; that is, if the database fails because of any hardware or network issues, then the application will become inaccessible. So, managing the database is a very big responsibility and small-scale or start-up companies will have to allocate a high-end server to host the database server. Database services offered by AWS are not only used by start-up companies but also by bigger organizations, as these databases are fully managed by Amazon. So Amazon will take care of the updating, patch installation, and backup of the database software. AWS offers four different kinds of databases. Out of these, two will be taken as part ...

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