Database Services in AWS
In the last chapter, I gave an overview of storage options available for static and application data files for the CMS website. I revisited AWS S3, introduced EC2 EBS volume options, and discussed how detached storage can simplify the management of your CMS, improve performance, and make your website more fault tolerant. Isolating services using the AWS platform also places the responsibility for availability of the core services such as compute and storage into the hands of Amazon, who has mastered the challenge of scaling architecture and service availability. In this chapter, I am going to talk about database services available in AWS. I'll introduce AWS RDS, discuss database types that can be hosted on RDS, walk through the manual and scripted setup of RDS services, and introduce remote management tools that may help with the administration of your RDS data source.