Databases are used everywhere around the world for many different reasons. Some use them to store a large amount of their data. Some use databases as an integrity factor. It ensures that the data contained inside this database is always correct. Some use a database for security. Rather than storing data in a spreadsheet or a text file, a database can be made very secure by allowing access only to specified users. There are many types of databases. The two main categories of database systems are SQL-based and NoSQL-based. There are many popular database management systems in the market. AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) is one of the popular cloud-based database management systems.
What Is AWS RDS?
According to official AWS documentation, “Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the AWS Cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks” . RDS stands for a relational database management system, as the name implies. Tables, columns, and rows are used to store data and information in the relational database paradigm. The RDS service is unique in that it is administered by Amazon Web Services. It indicates that the database does not have to be installed, configured, or maintained by the users. AWS takes care of managing and administrating the databases on behalf of the users. At the outset, users get to choose from a few database settings, such as: