AWS Database Blog

Migrating from SAP ASE to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Enterprise customers often have legacy applications running on an older variant of databases, which impedes the applications’ scalability. In this high-speed cloud computing world, businesses are anxiously looking for solutions to migrate these databases to the cloud. Amazon Aurora is a highly available and managed relational database service with automatic scaling and high-performance features. The […]

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Accessing Amazon Managed Blockchain services from blockchain applications running in shared Amazon VPCs

Many AWS customers use AWS Organizations and shared virtual private clouds (VPCs) to reduce operational costs and optimize the use of shared resources. For example, shared VPCs allow you to segregate ownership between systems management and application development teams. For more information, see VPC sharing: A new approach to multiple accounts and VPC management. Using […]

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Effectively migrating LOB data to Amazon S3 from Amazon RDS for Oracle with AWS DMS

In this post, I walk through an effective way to migrate and continuously replicate tables with LOB columns from Amazon RDS for Oracle to Amazon S3 using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). This service helps you migrate on-premises databases to AWS quickly and securely. In this post, we explore its heterogeneous replication feature.

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How Contura Energy built a letter of credit application on Amazon Managed Blockchain

This is a guest post from Sammy Jordan, Assistant Treasurer at Contura Energy, in partnership with Emile Baizel, Sr. Blockchain Architect at AWS. In their own words, “Contura Energy is a Tennessee-based coal supplier with affiliate mining operations across major coal basins in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We export metallurgical coal, a key raw material in steelmaking, to customers on five continents and approximately 25 countries.” Contura chose to run the blockchain network on Amazon Managed Blockchain because it’s a fully managed service that scales automatically, as needed, and removes a lot of the heavy lifting needed to operate a blockchain network. Additionally, you can easily integrate Managed Blockchain with other AWS services, and Managed Blockchain simplifies growing and administering the blockchain network. Network governance and inviting new members can be done via the AWS Management Console, and each member is billed separately based on their own usage.

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How Minted scaled their online marketplace on Cyber Monday 2019 by migrating to AWS cloud and Amazon Aurora

This is a guest post by Minted. In their own words, “Minted is an online marketplace for independent artists. Connecting a global creative community directly to consumers, Minted uses technology that enables products to be shared by independent artists who typically lack access to traditional retail outlets. Products available on Minted include works of art, […]

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Using logical replication to replicate managed Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora to self-managed PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL version 10 introduced several exciting features and improvements to the existing landscape of PostgreSQL. One such feature is logical replication using a publish and subscribe framework. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. This post discusses how to use the existing framework to create a self-managed read […]

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Amazon RDS for SQL Server reduces prices on Enterprise Edition in the Multi-AZ configuration

We’re pleased to announce that Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server is reducing the price for both the On-Demand and Reserved DB Instances prices on Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ. The On-Demand prices have been reduced by an average by 25% across the latest generation of instance classes, which include the M5, R5, T3, X1, X1e, and Z1d. The Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ On-Demand price reduction is retroactive to July 1, 2020. The impacted Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ Reserved DB Instances purchased after August 1, 2020 will have the updated prices.

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Cross-Region disaster recovery of Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. For your enterprise workloads, which depend on Amazon RDS for SQL Server, you need an effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy to help you stay up and running if an unexpected […]

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Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances from 11.2.0.4 to 19c

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle provides newer versions of databases so you can keep your DB instances up-to-date. These versions can include bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements. When Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new version, you can choose how and when to upgrade your DB instances. As you may […]

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Customizing security parameters on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can now use database (DB) parameters to configure security protocols and ciphers on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. You can configure various security protocols and ciphers available for your RDS SQL Server instance. You can also choose to enable or disable certain TLS versions or ciphers, such as RC4 stream cipher, based on your […]

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