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Category: Amazon EC2

Run a WAX Blockchain node using AWS CDK

WAX is a blockchain-based system designed for the unique demands of the gaming industry. It provides high transaction throughput and near-instant block finality. With WAX, game developers can decouple in-game digital assets from a single in-game world and let gamers use them in new contexts such as building walls of fame, creating personal online trophy […]

Join SQL Server on AWS to Microsoft Entra Domain Services

Windows Authentication offers a secure and efficient mechanism for authentication management in Microsoft SQL Server. Many customers use Microsoft Entra ID (previously Azure AD) as their identity provider for Windows authentication. With the launch of support to join Amazon RDS for SQL Server to self-managed Active Directory, you can now join your Amazon Relational Database […]

Connect to MySQL and MariaDB from Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL using the mysql_fdw extension

When dealing with multiple database engines or schemas that share data with each other, you’re faced with the difficulty of establishing cross-engine database connectivity. To overcome this challenge, PostgreSQL offers foreign data wrappers (FDW), which are libraries that facilitate communication with external data sources by abstracting the complexities of data source connection and data retrieval. […]

Code conversion patterns to migrate Sybase SQL Anywhere database schemas to Amazon RDS for SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon EC2

SAP SQL Anywhere (also known as Sybase SQL Anywhere) is a database which is widely used in Information Technology and Services industry. Migration from SAP SQL Anywhere to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is challenging because as of writing this post, […]

Accelerate large database ­­­migrations to Amazon RDS Custom Oracle ­­­using Tsunami UDP

One of the steps in migrating a database to the cloud involves transferring existing data from the source (on premises) to the target (cloud). For medium and large databases, such as those ranging from hundreds of gigabytes to 5 terabytes, speed of data transfer matters. One of the challenges is to minimize the downtime of […]

Deploy an Ethereum development environment using Amazon EC2 and Amazon Managed Blockchain

In this post, you learn how to deploy a cloud-based development environment with which to build, test, and deploy smart contracts on the public Ethereum Goerli testnet via a dedicated Ethereum full node managed using Amazon Managed Blockchain. You can also use the steps outlined in this post to create a development environment on the […]

Implement active-active replication with RDS Custom for Oracle: Part 2 – High Availability & Disaster Recovery

In this post, we advance the architecture that was discussed in Implement active-active replication with RDS Custom for Oracle: Part 1 – High Availability, where we implemented an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle solution with multi-master and high availability. This post will show you how to add high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) using Oracle […]

Understand and build a hybrid database with Amazon RDS and AWS Outposts

Many customers are faced with the challenge of building and operating a hybrid infrastructure to support workloads that must run both in the cloud and on premises. In many cases, these hybrid workloads rely on a relational database to support the workload, which can be particularly challenging to build and support across a hybrid infrastructure. […]

Monitor deadlocks in SQL Server on Amazon EC2 and set notifications using Amazon CloudWatch

July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. Many of our customers running SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances want to capture specific events (systems and user-defined) for monitoring and troubleshooting issues with SQL Server. SQL Server logs these events in its error logs and agent logs. A deadlock is an […]

Use Oracle Real Application Testing features with Amazon EC2

Customers running on an on-premises environment often face the challenges of scalability, performance, cost, and reliability. To increase resiliency, performance, and scalability, AWS has become the new norm to help and offer companies the benefits of the AWS Cloud. In this post, we use Oracle Real Application Testing (Oracle RAT) to help you evaluate differences […]