AWS Database Blog

Gowri Balasubramanian

Author: Gowri Balasubramanian

Achieving minimum downtime for major version upgrades in Amazon Aurora for PostgreSQL using AWS DMS

AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. When Amazon RDS or Aurora support a new major version of a database engine, for example, PostgreSQL 10 to 11, you can upgrade your DB instances to the new version. Major version upgrades can contain database changes that may not be […]

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Securing Amazon RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL database access with IAM authentication

AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. Both support IAM authentication for managing access to your database. You can associate database users with IAM users and roles to manage user access to all databases from a single location, which avoids issues caused by permissions being out of sync […]

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Migrating databases using RDS PostgreSQL Transportable Databases

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the feature Transportable Databases, a high-speed data import and export method supported on versions 11.5 and later and 10.10 and later. If you need to import a PostgreSQL database from one RDS PostgreSQL instance into another, you can use native tools such as pg_dump and pg_restore or load data […]

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How to archive data from relational databases to Amazon Glacier using AWS DMS

You can use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to migrate data from various sources to most widely used commercial and open-source databases. AWS DMS also supports Amazon S3 as a source and as a target for migrations. When you use Amazon S3 as a target, you can use AWS DMS to extract information from any database […]

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Choosing the Right DynamoDB Partition Key

This blog post covers important considerations and strategies for choosing the right partition key for designing a schema that uses Amazon DynamoDB. Choosing the right partition key is an important step in the design and building of scalable and reliable applications on top of DynamoDB. What is a partition key? DynamoDB supports two types of […]

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Should Your DynamoDB Table Be Normalized or Denormalized?

In the context of databases, the term normalization refers to the process of organizing the columns (attributes) and tables (relations) of a relational database to minimize data redundancy. The general recommendation for relational databases is to use a normalized schema. This blog post will cover the right approach for designing tables in Amazon DynamoDB. Understanding the […]

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