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Category: Amazon RDS*

Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS (Updated)

My colleague Mingxue Zhao sent me a guest post designed to make sure that you are aware of an important time / clock issue. Note: This post was first published on May 18, 2015. We made some important additions and corrections on May 25, 2015. — Jeff; The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) […]

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Data Encryption Made Easier – New Encryption Options for Amazon RDS

Encryption of stored data (often referred to as “data at rest”) is an important part of any data protection plan. Today we are making it easier for you to encrypt data at rest in database instances running MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database. Before today’s release you had the following options for encryption of data at […]

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Resource Groups and Tagging for AWS

For many years, AWS customers have used tags to organize their EC2 resources (instances, images, load balancers, security groups, and so forth), RDS resources (DB instances, option groups, and more), VPC resources (gateways, option sets, network ACLS, subnets, and the like) Route 53 health checks, and S3 buckets. Tags are used to label, collect, and […]

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Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS

We launched the service way back in 2009 to help you to set up, operate, and scale a MySQL database in the cloud. Since that time, we have added a multitude of options to RDS including extensive console support, three additional database engines ( Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL), high availability (multiple Availability Zones) and […]

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Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Update – Read Replicas, 9.3.5 Support, Migration, Three New Extensions

My colleague Srikanth Deshpande of the team sent along a guest post in order to bring you up to date on the latest and greatest features added to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL including Read Replications, data migration enhancements, and three new extensions. — Jeff; Read Replicas Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports Read Replicas, a […]

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New, Cost-Effective Memory-Optimized DB Instances for Amazon RDS

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) takes care of just about all of the heavy lifting once associated with setting up, running, and scaling a MySQL, Oracle Database, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL database. You can focus on your application while RDS handles database upgrades, fault tolerance, and many other issues that once required a system […]

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