AWS Database as a service

Background

AWS Database as a service

The educational institution is about to launch their web application for student advisors. The users have asked for a system that guarantees high uptime and can be trusted for any potential data loss due to crash or security hacks.

Also, they had a requirement to develop a server less application to be used by student counselors for serving and routing counseling request.

This application is to be deployed by our team as an ECS application.

Challenge

Due to the limitations of deploying a MySQL database on an on-prem location, the need arose to find a proper solution to deploy the application and databases on the public cloud. Due to the limitations faced by the team around having enough knowledge on implementation of MySQL on the public cloud along with ability to automate CI/CD of an ECS application, usage of services such as AWS ECS, AWS ECR, AWS ALB, AWS CODEBUILD, AWS CODE PIPELINE, AWS Open Search, and S3, High Plains Computing team was chosen to assist the client’s development team to ensure the success of the project.

Solution

After a careful review of all business requirements and available technology and tools, the client decided to implement AWS RDS MySQL for database to ensure that the application feeding from the database can meet all customer requirements. Some of the key benefits of implementing AWS RDS MySQL database were identified as:

AWS RDS Benefits

  • Easier setup and maintenance
  • No time needed to administer the database
  • Development team could now focus on developing innovative business application instead of spending time managing databases
  • Automated backup of database relieves team members of the headaches associated with data loss
  • Use of Multi-AZ deployment now ensures high availability that was not possible before
  • High level of security for database, encryption of data using keys that are controlled by AWS KMS

Result

One of the most important decisions clients make when it comes to database is where to host it. In the past, most businesses kept their databases on-premises, but today, more and more organizations are leveraging the cloud. There are many benefits to using the cloud for database infrastructure, including increased flexibility, scalability, and security.

With an on-premises database, you are limited by the resources of your own server. If you experience a sudden spike in traffic or need to add more users, you may have to invest in additional hardware. With an AWS database as a service, you can quickly scale up or down as needed, without having to make a long-term commitment or invest in expensive new hardware.

Security is another key consideration. When your database is hosted on-premises, it is more vulnerable to attacks. Hackers may target your server in an attempt to gain access to sensitive data. However, when you store your data in the cloud, it is protected by the security measures of the provider. This can give you peace of mind knowing that your data is safe and secure.

The cloud offers many advantages for businesses of all sizes. If you are considering moving your database to the cloud, be sure to weigh all of the benefits carefully before making a decision.

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