AWS Cloud Foundation (ACF)

Module 8: Databases

The purpose of this module is to introduce students to four of the most commonly used AWS database
services. The module describes four different database services. The module focuses on the database
services that are described so that students can decide which database service to use for various use
cases. Databases are one of the core AWS service areas, and it is important for your students to
understand the advantages and disadvantages of each service. The module concludes with an activity
that gives students an opportunity to apply what they learned to a real-world scenario. After providing
this conceptual foundation, the module describes the following database services:
• Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
• Amazon Dynamo DB
• Amazon Redshift
• Amazon Aurora

At the end of this module, students should be able to:
• Explain Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)
• Identify the functionality in AmazonRDS
• Explain Amazon Dynamo DB
• Identify the functionality in AmazonDynamo DB
• Explain Amazon Redshift
• Explain Amazon Aurora
• Perform tasks in an Amazon RDS database such as launching, configuring, and interactin