AWS Database Blog

AWS Database Migration Service and Amazon DynamoDB: What You Need to Know

This post describes the performance aspects of migrating data to Amazon DynamoDB using AWS DMS, minimizing downtime, and converting the data that is more suitable for DynamoDB using either map to record or map to document types.

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Stream data into an Aurora PostgreSQL Database using AWS DMS and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose

Using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), you can migrate data from various sources to most widely used commercial and open-source databases. The service supports homogenous migrations such as Oracle to Oracle. It also supports heterogeneous migrations between different database platforms, such as Oracle to Amazon Aurora or Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL. In addition, […]

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Best Practices for Upgrading Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB

One key feature of Amazon RDS is that you can easily upgrade a database instance to a new minor or major version of your database engine. You can perform upgrades on demand by using the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI. You can decide to automatically upgrade to a new minor engine version when it […]

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Now available: New digital training to help you learn about AWS database services

AWS Training and Certification recently released free digital training courses to make it easier for you to build your cloud skills and learn about using AWS database services. This new training includes courses like AWS Database Services Overview. You can get free and unlimited access to more than 100 new digital training courses built by […]

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Accelerate Magento Content Services Deployment on Amazon Aurora with AWS Quick Start

We first released AWS Quick Start for Magento, a very popular open-source content management system, in September 2015. Since its initial launch, the Quick Start has consistently been among the top 10 Quick Starts that are most popular with our customers. In October 2017, we released an update to the AWS Quick Start for Magento […]

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Simplify Data Warehouse Migration to Amazon Redshift Using New AWS Schema Conversion Tool Features

The AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) makes heterogeneous database migrations more predictable by automatically converting the source database schema and most of the database code objects to a format compatible with the target database. To help with migration of on-premises data warehouses to Amazon Redshift, the new version of AWS SCT adds the following important […]

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Debugging Your AWS DMS Migrations: What to Do When Things Go Wrong? (Part 3)

Let’s start with a quick recap from our previous posts, Debugging Your AWS DMS Migrations: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, Part 1 and Part 2. There, we cover the initial steps to take to debug your AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) migrations for environmental issues and to use Amazon CloudWatch metrics to identify […]

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Client-Side Encryption and Decryption of Microsoft SQL Server Backups for Use with Amazon RDS

This blog post walks you through how to securely encrypt a Microsoft SQL Server backup file and restore the encrypted backup to an Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance. You perform this process using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). This post details the encryption and steps required […]

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Australia Finance Group’s Journey to Cloud Databases

Australia Finance Group (AFG) is one of the largest mortgage aggregators in Australia, according to the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia. AFG migrated their Oracle Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application to a managed database with Amazon RDS for Oracle. In this blog post, we describe their approach to migrating the database from Oracle […]

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Amazon RDS Under the Hood: Multi-AZ

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers bet their businesses on their data store and highly available access to it. For these customers, Multi-AZ configurations provide an easy-to-use solution for high availability (HA). When you enable Multi-AZ, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) maintains a redundant and consistent standby copy of your data. If you encounter problems […]

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