AWS Database Blog

Category: Database

Synopsis of several compelling features in PostgreSQL 16

In this post, we explore the new features in PostgreSQL 16 and discuss how they improve performance and query speed. This includes new replication features, including logical decoding on standbys and parallel application of logical replication, SQL/JSON functionality, new monitoring tools, such as the pg_stat_io system view, and security features.

Optimize data validation using AWS DMS validation-only tasks

AWS DMS provides the capability to validate your data as you migrate from various supported sources to AWS. Data integrity and accuracy is one of key requirements we often hear about from our customers that determines a successful migration project. In this post, we delve deep into AWS DMS data validation feature. We explore its benefits, configurations, and use cases.

Migrate from SAP ASE to SAP ASE on Amazon EC2 using AWS DMS and SAP ASE native methods

In this post, we provide different options for data migration from an SAP ASE on-premises database to SAP ASE on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) based on the size of data, application downtime, and data compliance. The migration methods include using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and SAP ASE native features.

How to clone master user permissions in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

When you create a new Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server instance, the master user is granted certain privileges for that database instance. We strongly recommend that you do not use the master user directly in your applications. Instead, adhere to the principles of least privilege and best practices by using a database user created with the minimal permissions required for your application. In this post, we discuss how to clone the master user to a new login and review it for the minimal permissions required.

Understanding Amazon Aurora MySQL storage space utilization

Storage in Amazon Aurora MySQL is managed differently from traditional MySQL databases. In this post, we explore the different types of storage available in Amazon Aurora MySQL, how Aurora uses those storage types, and how to monitor storage consumption. We also explore some of the database queries and Amazon CloudWatch metrics for Aurora that you can use to estimate Aurora storage billing.

How London Stock Exchange Group optimised blue/green deployments for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL Global Database

In this post we share how the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Capital Markets Business unit improved their Blue/Green software deployment methodology, by using continuous logical database replication. We show you the process of implementing a Blue/green deployment architecture using Aurora PostgreSQL Global Database. Specifically, we explore best practices and considerations when configuring the architecture. Blue/green deployment serves as a robust and efficient approach to make sure applications stay resilient and synchronized throughout the process.