AWS News Blog

Category: Database

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 Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) database instances running MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database. Before today’s release you had the following options […]

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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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New AWS Key Management Service (KMS)

Information security is always of paramount importance, whether data is stored on-premises or in the cloud. Since the early days of AWS, we’ve done our best to provide our customers with the information, services, and features that they need to have in order to make informed decisions about what kinds of applications and what kinds […]

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

We launched the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) 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 […]

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Sneak Preview – DynamoDB Streams

I would like to give you a quick, sneak preview of a new Amazon DynamoDB feature. We will be demonstrating it at AWS re:Invent and making it available to curious developers and partners for testing and feedback. Many AWS customers are using DynamoDB as the primary storage mechanism for their applications. Some of them use […]

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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 Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) 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 […]

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Amazon Redshift Update – 4 New Features + 16 New SQL Commands & Functions

It is time for a brief update on Amazon Redshift, our fast, easy-to-use, petabyte-scale, cost-effective (as little as $1000 per Terabyte per year) data warehouse service. We have added resource tagging, better query management, enhancements to data load and unload, and 16 new SQL commands and functions. Let’s take a look at each of these […]

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Sweet Treats for DynamoDB Users

My friends on the DynamoDB team sent me a tasty bribe (courtesy of Seattle’s Trophy Cupcakes) in a successful attempt to get me to tell you about some features that I didn’t have time to tell you about earlier this month! As you may know from my previous post, we launched support for JSON, increased […]

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