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Category: Database

Amazon RDS: Announcing Read Replicas

It is possible to characterize the workload handled by a relational database in terms of the ratio of reads to writes. Some applications seem to use about the same number of reads and writes. Others write a little bit of data and read a lot. This read-heavy behavior is frequently seen in web applications. Different […]

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Amazon RDS: Support For SSL Connections

By popular demand, the Relational Database Service (RDS) now supports SSL encrypted connections! We now generate an SSL certificate for each DB Instance. If you need a certificate for an existing instance you’ll need to reboot it using the AWS Management Console, the RDS command-line tools, or the RDS APIs. Here are a few things […]

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