AWS Database Blog

Category: Amazon Aurora

How New Innovations migrated their residency management platform from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

New Innovations has built a business around shared ideas and beliefs that all point to a larger purpose—empowering medical educators and administrators to provide quality medical education. Intelligence is advancing to the point where there is no separation between task and technology, and the result is that medical trainees and educators can be relieved of mundane administrative duties. Our partners in medical education work with us so that one day this ideal future becomes a reality.

The future is not far away, and thanks to AWS and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, our company has been able to build an infrastructure that scales to meet our customers’ demands. AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) made our transition to Aurora PostgreSQL a seamless experience for both our customers and our software developers, while minimizing the risk. We used AWS DMS to fully migrate 700+ instances of Microsoft SQL Server to Aurora PostgreSQL. In addition, Amazon RDS Performance Insights now gives us excellent visibility into our database layer and allows us to respond quickly to any abnormalities.

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How to use Amazon Aurora to drive 3x latency improvement for end users

Born on AWS InfoScout was born on AWS, being along for the journey since its inception in 2011. It all started with a single Amazon EC2 instance to collect receipts uploaded from friends and family. Seven years later, we now manage 150+ AWS instances to support our mobile applications, data pipelines, machine learning models, and […]

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How Autodesk Increased Database Scalability and Reduced Replication Lag with Amazon Aurora

Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with their software. Autodesk has successfully […]

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How to plan and optimize Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility for consolidated workloads

Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility is a popular choice for customers looking to consolidate database workloads. Aurora MySQL is a relational database engine that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. It also delivers up to five times the throughput of the standard MySQL community […]

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Best practices for migrating RDS for MySQL databases to Amazon Aurora

MySQL is the most popular open-source database in the world. However, many customers find that the undifferentiated heavy lifting of backups, high availability, and scaling of MySQL databases to be complex, time-consuming, or both. This is one of the leading reasons why customers move their existing MySQL footprint to Amazon RDS for MySQL. Amazon RDS […]

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Failover with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Replication, failover, resilience, disaster recovery, and backups—it can be challenging to achieve any or all of these in a traditional or non-cloud-based architecture. In addition, they sometimes require a considerable re-engineering effort. Due to the high implementation and infrastructure costs that are involved, some businesses are compelled to tier their applications so that only the […]

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Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now generally available

Today we are pleased to announce general availability of Performance Insights. Already available since October 2017 as an open preview with Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility, Performance Insights makes it easy to view the load on an Amazon RDS database. Using Performance Insights, you can more easily identify bottlenecks and discover what to do when […]

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Database Migration

How to migrate BLOB and CLOB tables from Oracle to PostgreSQL using Ora2pg and AWS DMS

Many enterprises are considering migrating their Oracle databases to PostgreSQL because of the close compatibility between the platforms and the enterprises’ desire to reduce licensing costs. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility make it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud in a cost-efficient manner. AWS […]

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How to set up a single pgpool endpoint for reads and writes with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Amazon Aurora provides endpoints for the primary DB instance (the cluster endpoint) and for Read Replicas (the reader endpoint). Aurora updates the cluster endpoint automatically so that it always points to the primary instance. The reader endpoint load balances read operations across all available Read Replicas. Amazon Aurora Replicas typically have less than 100 ms […]

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Migrate to the MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora while protecting personal data using encryption

Security is a top priority at AWS, and the same is true for our customers. We spend a significant amount of resources protecting personal data and are constantly enhancing our capabilities to make data protection easier for our customers. All AWS services including the MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora comply with the European Union’s General […]

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