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Tag: Amazon Relational Database Service

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – New Minor Versions, Logical Replication, DMS, and More

simplifies the process of setting up, operating, and scaling a relational database in the cloud. With support for six database engines (, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB) RDS has become a foundation component for many cloud-based applications. We launched support for PostgreSQL in late 2013 and followed up that launch with support […]

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Amazon RDS Update – MariaDB is Now Available

We launched the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) almost six years ago, in October of 2009. The initial launch gave you the power to launch a MySQL database instance from the command line. From that starting point we have added a multitude of features, along with support for the SQL Server, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, and […]

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Now Available – Amazon Aurora

We announced last year at (see Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon for more info).  With storage replicated both within and across three Availability Zones, along with an update model driven by quorum writes, Amazon Aurora is designed to deliver high performance and 99.99% availability while easily and efficiently scaling to […]

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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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General Purpose (SSD) Storage for Amazon RDS

In June of this year I introduced you to the new SSD-backed Elastic Block Storage option for . Just a few months after release, this new option (formally known as General Purpose (SSD)) is already being used for about 90% of the newly created EBS volumes. Our customers have told us that they love the […]

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MySQL Cache Warming for Amazon RDS

Among many other responsibilities, a relational database system must make efficient use of main memory (RAM) for buffering and caching purposes. RAM is far faster and easier to access than SSD or magnetic storage; a properly sized and tuned cache or buffer pool can do wonders for database performance. Today we are improving Amazon RDS […]

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Amazon RDS Now Supports T2 Instances

We launched the T2 instance type last month. This new instance type provides a solid level of baseline performance and the ability to burst above the baseline as needed. As I wrote in my blog post, these instances are ideal for development, testing, and medium-traffic web sites. Today we are bringing the benefits of the […]

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