AWS provides a rich database environment comprising of a wide selection of In-memory data stores, SQL & NoSQL databases, Search, and Data Warehousing technologies. Plus there are many storage options such as EBS, EC2 Instance Storage, HDFS, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier etc. with different performance and durability characteristics. AWS Solutions architects have helped a wide variety of customers build successful database solutions on AWS. In this presentation we'll outline various database and storage options and discuss AWS DB Architecture Patterns & Best Practices. You will be able to learn how to architect your database tier by using the right database and storage technologies to achieve the required functionality, performance, availability and durability - at the right cost.