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Introduction to Aurora PostgreSQL cluster cache management

Amazon Aurora is a relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. The PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Aurora delivers up to three times the throughput of standard PostgreSQL running on the same hardware. This enables existing PostgreSQL applications and tools to run […]

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Migration tips for developers converting Oracle and SQL Server code to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. It is considered to be one of the top database choices when customers migrate from commercial databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora. In addition to providing managed PostgreSQL services, AWS also […]

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Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) customers: Update your TLS certificates by February 5, 2020

If you are an Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) customer, you might have received emails from AWS notifying you about rotating your TLS certificates. The TLS certificates for Amazon DocumentDB clusters will expire on March 5, 2020 as part of standard maintenance and security best practices for Amazon DocumentDB. All Amazon DocumentDB customers who use TLS to connect to […]

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Disaster recovery on Amazon RDS for Oracle using AWS DMS

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) helps you migrate data from databases on-premises to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). You can also use it to migrate data between heterogeneous or homogeneous database engines, among other things. Businesses of all sizes use AWS to enable faster disaster recovery (DR) of their critical IT systems without having […]

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Make a New Year’s resolution: Follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices

As the new year begins, we encourage you to make a resolution to follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices. Following these best practices can help you maximize performance and minimize throughput costs when working with DynamoDB. Click the following links to learn more about each best practice in the DynamoDB documentation. Design and use partition keys […]

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2019: The year in review for Amazon Neptune

Amazon Neptune celebrated its 18-month birthday last month. It has been a humbling experience to learn the innovative ways customers want to use graph. NBCUniversal is using Amazon Neptune to manage a graph for serving curated, personalized content. Thomson Reuters is using graph to understand complex regulatory models. Netflix has improved data infrastructure reliability by […]

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Amazon RDS customers: Update your SSL/TLS certificates by February 5, 2020

If you are an Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora customer, you might have received emails from AWS notifying you about rotating your SSL/TLS certificates. The current SSL/TLS certificates for RDS DB instances will expire on March 5, 2020 as part of standard maintenance and security best practices for RDS. In order to avoid interruption to your applications which use SSL/TLS […]

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Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS to major and minor versions of PostgreSQL

Open-source PostgreSQL occasionally releases new minor and major versions that include fixes for frequently encountered bugs, security issues, and data corruption problems. Generally, Amazon RDS aims to support new engine versions within five months of their availability. You also must upgrade your RDS PostgreSQL instances when a particular version is no longer supported. In this […]

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