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Amazon Aurora vs Amazon RDS


Aurora RDS Type of database Relational database Features • MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible. • 5x faster than standard MySQL databases and 3x faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. • Use Parallel Query to run transactional and analytical workloads in the same Aurora database, while maintaining high performance. • You can distribute and load balance your unique workloads across different sets of Aurora DB instances using custom endpoints. • Aurora Serverless allows for on-demand, autoscaling of your Aurora DB instance capacity. • Has several database instance types for different kinds of workloads and support five database engines - MySQL, PostgreSQL, [...]

Amazon Aurora vs Amazon RDS2023-02-13T10:13:32+00:00

AWS DataSync vs Storage Gateway


Learn more about the use cases and differences between AWS Data Sync and Storage Gateway in this comparison table:   DataSync Storage Gateway Description AWS DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates the process of copying large amounts of data to and from AWS storage services over the Internet or over AWS Direct Connect. AWS Storage Gateway is a hybrid cloud storage service that gives you on-premises access to virtually unlimited cloud storage by linking it to S3. Storage Gateway provides 3 types of storage interfaces for your on-premises applications: file, volume, and tape. How [...]

AWS DataSync vs Storage Gateway2023-02-14T10:32:59+00:00

AWS Secrets Manager vs Systems Manager Parameter Store


Bookmarks AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store AWS Secrets Manager Similarities and Differences Managing the security of your applications is an integral part of any organization especially for infrastructures deployed in the cloud. One aspect of application security is how the parameters such as environment variables, database passwords, API keys, product keys, etc. are stored and retrieved. As a best practice, secret information should not be stored in plain text and not be embedded inside your source code. It is also recommended to set up an automated system to rotate passwords or keys regularly (which [...]

AWS Secrets Manager vs Systems Manager Parameter Store2023-03-10T08:30:19+00:00

Global Secondary Index vs Local Secondary Index


Bookmarks Global Secondary Index Local Secondary Index A secondary index is a data structure that contains a subset of attributes from a table, along with an alternate key to support Query operations. An Amazon DynamoDB table can have multiple secondary indexes. Global Secondary Index Read/Write Capacity Calculation (Provisioned Throughput Mode) Eventually consistent reads consume ½ read capacity unit. Therefore, each query can retrieve up to 8KB of data per capacity unit (4KB x 2). The maximum size of the results returned by a Query operation is 1 MB. The total provisioned throughput cost for a [...]

Global Secondary Index vs Local Secondary Index2023-02-15T09:38:16+00:00

Step Scaling vs Simple Scaling Policies vs Target Tracking Policies in Amazon EC2


Bookmarks Simple Scaling  Target Tracking Step Scaling  Creating a Step Scaling Policy for an Auto Scaling Group Amazon’s EC2 Auto Scaling provides an effective way to ensure that your infrastructure is able to dynamically respond to changing user demands. For example, to accommodate a sudden traffic increase on your web application, you can set your Auto Scaling group to automatically add more instances. And when traffic is low, have it automatically reduce the number of instances. This is a cost-effective solution since it only provisions EC2 instances when you need them. EC2 Auto [...]

Step Scaling vs Simple Scaling Policies vs Target Tracking Policies in Amazon EC22023-02-17T09:43:04+00:00

AWS Global Accelerator vs Amazon CloudFront


In this day and age, your site speed performance is an important factor when it comes to user experience. It is widely recommended for websites to have an average load time of 3 seconds as users tend to abandon the site if a page takes longer than 3 seconds to load. According to Amazon, just 100 milliseconds of extra load time cost them 1% in sales. Indeed, every second counts in our fast-paced digital world. Amazon Web Services has always been the global leader in Cloud Computing with its speed, performance, and reliability. With its breadth of services, AWS gives [...]

AWS Global Accelerator vs Amazon CloudFront2023-02-22T10:14:13+00:00

Amazon Cognito User Pools vs Identity Pools


Bookmarks Amazon Cognito User Pools Amazon Cognito Identity Pools With the proliferation of smartphones in our connected world, more and more developers are quickly deploying their applications on the cloud. One of the first challenges in developing applications is allowing users to log in and authenticate on your applications. There are multiple stages involved in user verification and most of these are not visible from the end-user. AWS provides an easy solution for this situation. User Identity verification is at the core of Amazon Cognito. It provides solutions for three key areas of user identification: [...]

Amazon Cognito User Pools vs Identity Pools2023-02-27T10:20:23+00:00

Redis (cluster mode enabled vs disabled) vs Memcached


Redis (cluster mode enabled) Redis (cluster mode disabled) Memcached Data Types string, sets, sorted sets, lists, hashes, bitmaps, hyperloglog, geospatial indexes string, sets, sorted sets, lists, hashes, bitmaps, hyperloglog, geospatial indexes string, objects (like databases) Data Partitioning (distribute your data among multiple nodes) Supported Unsupported Supported Modifiable cluster Only versions 3.2.10 and later  Yes Yes Online resharding Only versions 3.2.10 and later  No No Encryption 3.2.6, 4.0.10 and later 3.2.6, 4.0.10 and later Unsupported Sub-millisecond latency Yes Yes Yes FedRAMP, PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant 3.2.6, 4.0.10 and later 3.2.6, 4.0.10 and later No Multi-threaded (make use of multiple [...]

Redis (cluster mode enabled vs disabled) vs Memcached2023-02-16T06:47:46+00:00

Latency Routing vs Geoproximity Routing vs Geolocation Routing


Latency Routing Geoproximity Routing Geolocation Routing Definition Lets Route 53 serve user requests from the AWS Region that provides the lowest latency. It does not, however, guarantee that users in the same geographic region will be served from the same location. Latency-based routing is based on latency measurements performed over a period of time, and the measurements reflect changes in network connectivity and routing. Lets Amazon Route 53 route traffic to your resources based on the geographic location of your users and your resources.  You can also optionally choose to route more traffic or less to a given resource [...]

Latency Routing vs Geoproximity Routing vs Geolocation Routing2023-02-15T09:41:06+00:00

Backup and Restore vs Pilot Light vs Warm Standby vs Multi-site


You should select the most appropriate DR plan to meet your company RTO and RPO. Consider also your budget and which system elements are most critical for your business. Backup and Restore Pilot Light This DR plan provides the slowest system restoration after a DR event. You take frequent snapshots of your data such as those in Amazon EBS Volumes and Amazon RDS databases, and you store them in a durable and secure storage location such as Amazon S3. There are many ways for you to move data in and out of S3 Transfer over the network via S3 Transfer [...]

Backup and Restore vs Pilot Light vs Warm Standby vs Multi-site2021-08-25T06:13:54+00:00

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