The times when a web application could only choose RDS for MySQL as a relational database on AWS are long gone. Numerous engines and deployment options for RDS, Aurora, and serverless options are just the appetizer.
AWS offers over 15 managed databases, each with multiple options, pricing models, and deployment patterns for various use cases. There has never been a better time to be a developer. But there has never been a more complicated time to make the right choice. How can you balance a simple architecture with FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)? When is it beneficial to use a serverless option for a relational database? We will conclude with an exciting unconventional demo.
Here are the slides of my talk at ADDO last week.