AWS Database Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

How caresyntax uses managed database services for better surgical outcomes

This is a guest post from Ken Wu, Chief Technology Officer, and Steve Gordon, Director of Engineering at caresyntax. caresyntax provides the needed tools to make surgery smarter and safer. Our solutions use IoT, analytics, and AI technologies to automate clinical and operational decision support for surgical teams and support all outcome contributors. We help […]

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Setting up passwordless login from Amazon EC2 Windows and Linux instances to Amazon RDS Oracle database instances

In today’s world, every organization uses a centralized location to store and manage user credentials. The most commonly used service for this is Microsoft Active Directory (AD). Organizations use LDAP protocol to authenticate users to their peripheral devices, but fewer companies use this centralized credential store to allow users to log in to their databases. […]

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Multi-region SQL Server deployment using distributed availability groups

A multi-region architecture for SQL Server is often a topic of interest that comes up when working with our customers. The fundamental reasons why customers adopt a multi-region architecture approach for SQL Server deployments is: Business continuity and disaster recovery Geographically distributed customer base and improving latency for end-users This post explains the architecture patterns […]

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Migrating your on-premises SQL Server Windows workloads to Amazon EC2 Linux

For decades, IT administrators could only run their SQL Server workloads on Windows. However, as of SQL Server 2017, SQL Server is now available to run in the Linux operating system. For IT administrators, this represents an opportunity to run SQL Server workloads on their preferred operating system, save on Windows Server licensing costs, and […]

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Deploying Always On availability groups between Amazon EC2 Windows and Amazon Linux 2 instances

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 supports Always On availability groups between Windows and Linux to create read-scale workloads without high availability (HA). Unfortunately, you cannot achieve HA between Windows and Linux because there is no clustered solution that can manage that cross-platform configuration. To use HA with Always On availability groups, consider using a Windows Server […]

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Best storage practices for running production workloads on hosted databases with Amazon RDS or Amazon EC2

AWS offers multiple options to host your databases serving OLTP workloads – host your own managed database on Amazon EC2 instances or use Amazon RDS managed by AWS. RDS manages high availability, automated backups, database upgrades, OS patches, security, and read replica. RDS also offers the cloud-native option Amazon Aurora database engine, which is compatible […]

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How to configure SQL Server 2017 on Amazon Linux 2 and Ubuntu AMIs

When you deploy Microsoft SQL Server on AWS, you have many choices for how to optimize the performance, availability, reliability, and costs of your applications. Amazon offers multiple SQL Server versions, broad compute options, and numerous licensing options to optimize usage and reduce costs. You can choose the pay-as-you-go model and use the AWS license-included […]

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How to architect a hybrid Microsoft SQL Server solution using distributed availability groups

Migrating monolithic mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server databases from on-premises to AWS (that is, to SQL Server based on Amazon EC2) is often a challenging task. The challenge comes mostly from the following: A prolonged downtime window during cutovers that can have an adverse impact on the business Challenges involved in keeping the databases (both on-premises […]

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Bootstrapping Your Large Production On-Premises SQL Server Databases to Amazon EC2

This blog post explains how to use PowerShell and native Microsoft SQL Server backups to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database to an Amazon EC2 instance. In general, we recommend that where possible you should make every attempt to migrate your on-premises SQL Server databases to Amazon RDS. You can find more details on how […]

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New, Memory-Optimized Amazon EC2 Instance Types Drive Database Workloads

Perfectly sized instances for maximizing Microsoft SQL Server Standard In September, Amazon Web Services announced availability of the new Amazon EC2 x1e.32xlarge instance type with 128 vCPU and 3,904 GiB of memory. Since that announcement, we have heard from customers that they want more instance configuration choices with fewer vCPUs, while maintaining a high ratio […]

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