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Category: Amazon EC2

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 […]

Build purpose-built database AMIs using Amazon EC2 Image Builder

Managing virtual machine images that you standardize through configuration, consistent security patching, and hardening (also called “golden images”) is a time-consuming task. System administrators and database administrators responsible for these tasks have to define the characteristics of these images (such as which software to pre-install, which versions to use, and which security configurations to apply). […]


Automate benchmark tests for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Optimizing a database is an important activity for new and existing application workloads. You need to take cost, operations, performance, security, and reliability into consideration. Conducting benchmark tests help with these considerations. With Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, you can run multiple benchmark tests with different transaction characteristics matching your data access patterns. In this post, […]

Implement Oracle GoldenGate high availability in the AWS Cloud

The need to move data from one location to another in an asynchronous manner is a goal for many enterprises. Use cases might include migrating data to a reporting database, moving applications from on premises to the cloud, storing a redundant copy in another data center, configuring active/active databases across geographic locations, and performing heterogeneous […]