Persisting Data

Often in AWS we need to store data in persistent storage. Persistent storage will retain the data once the server has shut down or been turned off. A few different types of persistent storage are listed below:

  • Amazon S3 Object Storage
  • Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) a high performance block storage service
  • Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) a relational database in the cloud
  • Amazon DynamoDB a fully managed key-value document database.
  • Amazon DocumentDB(with MongoDB compatibility) a fully managed document database
  • Amazon Redshift a managed cloud data warehouse for structured data

In this section we are going to look at saving our data to Amazon DynamoDB.