Apparently You Can Use Route53 as a Blazingly Fast Database

Apparently You Can Use Route53 as a Blazingly Fast Database

So, why would you use Amazon Route53 as a database? Performance: Querying a TXT record is blazingly fast. High availability: Unlike any other AWS service, Route53 has guaranteed availability. Apparently You Can Use Route53 as a Blazingly Fast Database.

Exploring the pros and cons, and how it might be possible

Introduction

A few years ago, I stumbled on this wild story from Corey Quinn about how they’ve used  Amazon Route53 as a simple database:

Whether it is true or not, it’s impossible to tell, but Corey has often referred to Route53 as their database of choice.

As it turns out, this might be entirely fictitious, according to their blog article, which actually proposes a fairly decent and somewhat viable use case.

Corey also posted this comment on  Reddit, which might debunk the Route53-as-a-database myth:

“Holy crap my nonsense got traction. Please don’t take it as a good idea; most of my architectures are intentionally awful for amusement purposes.”

With that in mind, let’s dive into how and why you might actually use Route53 as a database.

Could Route53 (or any domain DNS configuration) really be used as a database?

When you think about it, DNS configuration is actually a very rudimentary NoSQL database. You can view and modify it at any time quite easily through your domain provider’s website, and you can view each “record” just like a row in a database table.

Many services use DNS TXT records to verify domain ownership. You would essentially add or modify a TXT record to store a key/value pair, which the service will then query.

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