Databases

AWS DynamoDB vs MongoDB: A NoSQL Comparison

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In this post we explore 2 giants of the NoSQL Database world – DynamoDB from Amazon Web Services, and MongoDB.   We’ll take a look at what NoSQL actually means, then examine the  2 different offerings, looking at the pros & cons of each.  Each of course has their advantages and disadvantages – your choice is likely to be guided by your long term cloud strategy and the specific requirements of your application. First up, what exactly is NoSQL? What is… Read More »AWS DynamoDB vs MongoDB: A NoSQL Comparison

aws database migration

What is AWS Database Migration Service?

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AWS Database Migration Service is a simple and cost effective way to migrate live, petabyte scale databases both into and out of the AWS Cloud with virtually no downtime. Those databases could be hosted on premise, already in the AWS cloud, or in another cloud.

Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse

What is Amazon Redshift?

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Amazon Redshift is a Data Warehouse in the Cloud. Amazon Redshift is the AWS Data Warehousing solution enabling business intelligence in the AWS cloud.  Redshift enables customers to query petabytes of structured and semi structured data using standard SQL queries. AWS customers can start building a Redshift Data Warehouse for as little as $0.25 per hour, and can scale up their data warehouse in line with business requirements. How does Amazon Redshift Work? Redshift can be configured either as a… Read More »What is Amazon Redshift?

AWS Managed Apache Cassandra Service

Why Should you Care About Amazon Keyspaces (Managed Apache Cassandra Service)?

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**Updated 24th April 2020 when Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service went GA as Amazon Keyspaces** Last week at re:Invent 2019, AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced the launch of the preview for the new Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra service (launched in GA as Amazon Keyspaces).  But what exactly is it, and why should you care? Apache Cassandra is a free, datacenter scale No SQL database, originally designed by Facebook engineers to power the Facebook Inbox Search feature, and then later open sourced by… Read More »Why Should you Care About Amazon Keyspaces (Managed Apache Cassandra Service)?