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Amazon Aurora: Best Practices

by Kim Schmidt

Amazon Aurora has revolutionized relational databases. This course will teach you everything you need to know about Amazon Aurora’s amazing superiority over other RDBMS and how to work with it using best practices.

What you'll learn

Amazon Aurora is a relational database built for the cloud. In this course, Amazon Aurora: Best Practices, you’ll learn to leverage Aurora’s scalability, high performance, high availability, durability, and security while taking advantage of the management tasks that are managed for you. First, you’ll explore the architectural improvements that make Aurora a cut above the competition. Next, you’ll discover the feature improvements that this architecture enables, as well as how to efficiently and effectively design, deploy, access, monitor, use, and maintain Amazon Aurora clusters to improve performance, reduce costs, and jumpstart data transformation and innovation. Finally, you’ll learn how to utilize advanced functionalities like data migration, schema conversion, and troubleshooting techniques. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of Amazon Aurora needed to utilize AWS’s relational database for traditional relational database functionalities, and also know what it can for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What is Amazon Aurora?

Amazon Aurora is a relational database service offered by AWS.

What will I learn in this Amazon Aurora course?

In this course, you will learn how Aurora works, how to connect to the different endpoints, how to use automated backups, automated and manual monitoring tools, and machine learning capabilities.

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform that offers over 175 services to individuals and organizations.

Is Amazon Aurora Serverless?

Amazon Aurora's serverless offering acts as an "on-demand", auto scaling configuration where the database will start up, shut down, and scale to the appropriate capacity based on your application's needs.

What are some benefits of learning amazon aurora?

Some of the benefits of learning Amazon Aurora is that it is a relational database provided from AWS and that the engine is compatible with MySQL. Aurora is cost-effective, Highly scalable, and easy to use.

About the author

Kim Schmidt has been working in the technology industry for more than 12 years with an extremely broad array of titles and using very diverse technologies. She holds many industry certifications and awards. Companies Kim has worked for or with include Microsoft, Dun & Bradstreet, Google, Amazon Web Services, and a couple of Augmented Reality companies. Kim is the Founder and CEO of DataLeader, an AWS Partner and Vendor company. DataLeader focuses on AWS Big Data Architecture, Data Solutions,... more

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