Many applications are now being hosted on public cloud platforms, and it becomes imperative to leverage the cloud to store their data and application parameters. And of the most popular cloud providers, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the most widely used. While AWS offers many solutions for storing application parameters, understanding which option best fits your application and use case can be difficult. In this article, we’ll dive into the best ways to store your application parameters in AWS.
Overview of Application Properties Storage
Let us take the example of AWS Lambda — a popular compute service that allows developers to run code without provisioning or managing servers. When writing code for Lambda functions, it’s common to use configuration properties to define how the function should operate. Configuration properties can include things like environment variables, database connection strings, and other settings that are specific to your application.