Modern-day application stores a lot of information and data to understand customer expectations and deliver personalized solutions. All these pieces of information are stored in databases. Now, developers can leverage data from databases using various methods. What confuses them most is the choice of service or method they need to pick in order to manage their database. They can pick either relational or non-relational methods of managing databases. In terms of tools and services, there exists a plethora of services in the market that developers can pick. All these options are enough to make a developer trip over! In this article, I have tried to address whether one should pick Amazon RDS or Dynamo DB. But before we can proceed to that, let’s have a quick look at the difference between relational and non-relational databases.
Understanding Relational vs. Non-Relational Databases
There are two different approaches to constructing a database — relational and non-relational databases.