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Category: Aurora

Monitor Amazon Aurora Database Activities Using DataSunrise Database Security

Radik Chumaren, Engineering Leader at DataSunrise DataSunrise is a database security software company that offers a breadth of security solutions, including activity monitoring, data masking (dynamic and static masking), a database firewall, and sensitive data discovery for diversified databases. Our goal is to protect databases against external and internal threats and vulnerabilities. We often see […]

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Using JSON with MySQL 5.7–compatible Amazon Aurora

What’s the big deal about JSON support in MySQL 5.7? MySQL 5.6 supports numeric, date and time, string (character and byte) types, and spatial data types. Although this is a broad set of supported types, these primitive data types can limit your flexibility to evolve an application. If you use MySQL 5.6, you have two […]

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How to Migrate from MySQL to Amazon Aurora using AWS SCT and AWS DMS

MySQL is a great open-source database engine, which a lot of companies use because it’s cost-effective. However, like any other open-source database, it takes a lot of work to get commercial-grade performance out of it. As the size of your database increases, the complexity of scaling and crash recovery in MySQL also increases. Scaling out […]

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Amazon Aurora under the hood: indexing geospatial data using Z-order curves

When designing high-performance database systems like Amazon Aurora, you typically want to work on things that deliver the most impact for the broadest set of workloads. But sometimes, it pays to focus on specialized use cases where you have the opportunity to change the game. In this post, let’s take a look at how Aurora […]

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Migrate Microsoft Azure SQL Database to Amazon Aurora

Increasingly, customers are looking to move databases from proprietary engines such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server to open source engines running on AWS. One of the preferred destinations for this data is Amazon Aurora. In this post, we walk through a migration of a Microsoft Azure SQL database to an Amazon Aurora MySQL cluster […]

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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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Audit Amazon Aurora Database Logs for Connections, Query Patterns, and More, using Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight

Amazon Aurora offers a high-performance advanced auditing feature that logs detailed database activity to the database audit logs in Amazon CloudWatch. If you are using Aurora 1.10.1 or greater, you can use advanced auditing to meet regulatory or compliance requirements by capturing eligible events like tables queried, queries issued, and connections and disconnections. You can […]

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Amazon Aurora as an Alternative to Oracle RAC

Written by David Yahalom, CTO and co-founder of NAYA Tech—a leading database, big data, and cloud professional and consulting service provider, located in San Jose, CA. In this post, I discuss how Amazon Aurora can serve as a powerful and flexible alternative to Oracle RAC. Both Oracle RAC and Amazon Aurora are designed to provide increased high availability and performance scalability for your databases.

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­­­Automating Cross-Region and Cross-Account Snapshot Copies with the Snapshot Tool for Amazon Aurora

This post covers how to install the Snapshot Tool for Amazon Aurora to automate copying snapshots across AWS accounts and Regions. Although this is not a comprehensive list, here are a few situations where you might find this tool useful: To keep a copy of your data in a different account for security purposes. To […]

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Migrating a SQL Server Database to a MySQL-Compatible Database Engine

This post provides an overview of how you can migrate your Microsoft SQL Server database to a MySQL-compatible database engine such as Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL. The following are the two main parts of a database migration: Schema conversion: Converting the schema objects is usually the most […]

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