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This article serves as a glossary for the AWS Database Shapes, part of the AWS Simple Icons library. Each is pre-loaded into Gliffy, so you can create AWS architecture diagrams with just a few drags-and-drops.
The table below contains the most current AWS Simple Icons in the Database set — all listed by service category and complete with a brief introduction to the product or service symbolized.
AWS Database Services includes 15 unique engines built to fit specific business needs. They’re managed by Amazon, saving teams time on tasks like configuration and backups. These services have their own icons, as well as additional icons specific to each service.
MySQL DB Instance
Oracle DB Instance
Oracle DB Instance Alt.
Another basic building block of Amazon RDS is the PostgreSQL instance. A database instance is an isolated database environment in the cloud. Amazon RDS supports PostgreSQL DB engines, so you can use this icon to represent a PostgreSQL instance in your diagram.
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RDS DB Instance
SQL Server Instance
Amazon DynamoDB is a fully-managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. DynamoDB lets you offload the administrative burdens of operating and scaling a distributed database so that you don't have to worry about hardware provisioning, setup and configuration, replication, software patching, or cluster scaling. DynamoDB also offers encryption at rest, which eliminates the operational burden and complexity involved in protecting sensitive data.
Global Secondary Index
Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator
Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is a fully managed, highly-available, in-memory cache for DynamoDB. It provides up to ten-times the performance – from milliseconds to microseconds – even at millions of requests per second. DAX does all the heavy lifting required to add in-memory acceleration to your DynamoDB tables, without requiring developers to manage cache invalidation, data population, or cluster management.
Dense Compute Node
Dense Storage Node
AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) helps you migrate databases to AWS easily and securely. You can migrate your data to and from most widely used commercial and open-source databases, such as Oracle, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. The service supports homogeneous migrations such as Oracle to Oracle, and also migrations between different database platforms.
Database Migration Workflow/Job
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