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Category: Amazon Aurora

Dive into new functionality for PostgreSQL 11

In this post, I take a close look at three exciting features in PostgreSQL 11: partitioning, parallelism, and just-in-time (JIT) compilation. I explore the evolution of these features across multiple PostgreSQL versions. I also cover the benefits that PostgreSQL 11 offers, and show practical examples to point out how to adapt these features to your applications.

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Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL logs: Part 2

The first post in this series, Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL Logs: Part 1, discussed the importance of PostgreSQL logs and how to tune various parameters to capture more database activity details. PostgreSQL logs provide useful information when troubleshooting database issues. This post focuses on different methods to access PostgreSQL logs. The PostgreSQL logs […]

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Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL logs: Part 1

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. With more than 30 years of development work, PostgreSQL has proven to be a highly reliable and robust database that can handle a large number of complicated data workloads. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. One […]

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Running sysbench on RDS MySQL, RDS MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora MySQL via SSL/TLS

sysbench is an ideal tool for running synthetic benchmarking on MySQL compatible databases. The Amazon Aurora Performance Assessment Technical Guide helps you assess the performance of Amazon Aurora MySQL by using sysbench. However, if you want to run sysbench on MySQL-compatible databases running on RDS or Aurora via SSL/TLS, you also need to consider some […]

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Sending notifications from Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Enterprise customers execute many day-to-day batch jobs on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL databases, and need notification methods such as email or text after completing such jobs to keep track of their activity. Because Aurora PostgreSQL is a managed service, it restricts access to database extensions such as pgsmtp and pgplpythonu for security reasons. This raises the […]

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Validating database objects after migration using AWS SCT and AWS DMS

Database migration can be a complicated task. It presents all the challenges of changing your software platform, understanding source data complexity, data loss checks, thoroughly testing existing functionality, comparing application performance, and validating your data. AWS provides several tools and services that provide a pre-migration checklist and migration assessments. You can use the AWS Schema […]

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Reducing Aurora PostgreSQL storage I/O costs

Cost reduction is one of the biggest drivers for many IT departments to explore migration of on-premises workloads to the cloud. This post shares experiences in cost management, with a focus on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL tuning. History I recently had the privilege of leading the implementation of our Auto Telematics Application in AWS. To provide […]

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IAM role-based authentication to Amazon Aurora from serverless applications

Storing user names and passwords directly in applications is not a best practice. Saving credentials as plaintext should never occur in a secure application. As a solution, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies can assign permissions that determine who is allowed to manage Amazon Aurora resources. For example, you can use IAM to determine […]

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Optimizing and tuning queries in Amazon RDS PostgreSQL based on native and external tools

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. The product of more than 30 years of development work, PostgreSQL has proven to be a highly reliable and robust database that can handle a large number of complicated data workloads. PostgreSQL is considered to be the primary open-source database choice when migrating from […]

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Performing SQL database client-side encryption for multi-Region high availability

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Aurora natively provide encryption at rest to protect the underlying storage of database instances, automated backups, Read Replicas, and snapshots. However, some customers may have greater data protection requirements which require encrypting data in use. For example, encryption is required where tokenization solutions do not fit, such as when […]

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