AWS Database Services Overview 7
What Are AWS Database Services?
Why not? Let’s take a step back and understand how databases were deployed and used when cloud databases were not available. Earlier, companies used to deploy databases on in-house servers. Obviously, they would need to hire people for the day-to-day maintenance and performance troubleshooting of these in-house databases, right?
Now, imagine yourself to be a startup enthusiast. You start an Ecommerce company; then, all your business revenue comes from your app, right? Therefore, it is extremely essential for your application to be up and running all the time with the maximum performance possible.
How would you ensure this?
You will have to:
- Make sure that all your servers are equipped with the latest hardware possible
- Continuously monitor your hardware for any faults or performance issues
- Continuously improve your application code, and think of new features to further expand your business
Seems like too much work? This is exactly why AWS Database Services came into the picture.
With AWS Database Services, you just have to focus on your application code and business expansion. The rest will be managed and taken care of by AWS, i.e., all the hardware up-gradations, security patches, and even the software up-gradations are taken care of by AWS, that too free of cost!
When I say free, I mean to say that you just have to pay AWS for the time you used their database services, nothing extra for the hardware up-gradations, etc.
That sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Imagine the amount of savings this model will bring to you: You don’t have to maintain a Database Maintenance team, no need to buy expensive hardware for your servers, and most importantly, you can just focus on your business problems and leave everything for AWS to handle.