Move to managed databases



The past fifteen years have seen an incredible shift of application workloads from on-premises data centers or colocation facilities to cloud-based computing by using services from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Companies have been able to innovate faster, serve customers better, and keep their IT spend lower by migrating to cloud-based computing.

But a simple "lift and shift" to the cloud is not enough. More and more customers are looking for ways to innovate even faster by focusing on their core competencies. They are looking for a cloud provider that can be a partner as they work to deliver customer value. For many, this means more than simple compute and storage options. As a result, companies are using higher level services such as fully managed databases and serverless compute to get the most out of their cloud provider.

In this course, you learn how to move from existing, self-managed, open-source, and commercial databases to fully managed AWS databases of the same engine. First, you learn about why you would want to move to managed databases and the key factors to consider in choosing a managed database. Then, based on your use cases, proceed with lessons about how to move to the following fully managed AWS databases:

  • Amazon RDS
  • Amazon DocumentDB
  • Amazon Keyspaces
  • Amazon ElastiCache

AWS experience: Intermediate

Time to complete: 4–6 hours

Move to Managed Databases - Introduction (1:39)

Looking to check your learning progress? See the same course on AWS Training and Certification (requires account).

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