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Category: Amazon Aurora

Screenshot of the RDS Console showing a blue banner on the top of the page with the message "Failover of aurora-globaldb in progress". The "status" column shows "Failing over" for the cluster line and "Modifying" for the databases lines.

Managed planned failovers with Amazon Aurora Global Database

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. Aurora has a distributed architecture that replicates a shared storage volume across three Availability Zones to provide a high availability solution with no data loss and failover time measured […]

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Orchestrating database refreshes for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora

The database refresh process consists of recreating of a target database using a consistent data copy of a source database, usually done for test and development purposes. Fully-managed database solutions such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) or Amazon Aurora make it incredibly easy to do that. However, database administrators may need to run […]

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As we discussed earlier, the class column differentiates between bots and humans: class=1 is bot acceleration, class=0 is human acceleration.

Accelerating your application modernization with Amazon Aurora Machine Learning

Organizations that store and process data in relational databases are making the shift to the cloud. As part of this shift, they often wish to modernize their application architectures and add new cloud-based capabilities. Chief among these are machine learning (ML)-based predictions such as product recommendations and fraud detection. The rich customer data available in […]

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Any objects that the AWS SCT can’t convert automatically are marked with detailed information that you can use to convert it manually.

Migrating a commercial database to open source with AWS SCT and AWS DMS

You’re moving your applications to the AWS Cloud and you want to migrate from a commercial database engine to an open source database. One thought that may have rightfully crossed your mind is that changing database engines is not a simple task. Rather, it can be a complex, multi-step process that involves pre-migration assessments, converting […]

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Getting more with PostgreSQL purpose-built data types

When designing many applications today, developers rightfully think of the end-user first and focus on what the experience will be. How the data is ultimately stored is an implementation detail that comes later. Combined with rapid release cycles, “schema-less” database designs fit well, allowing for flexibility as the application changes. PostgreSQL natively supports this type […]

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Configuring an audit log to capture database activities for Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility

Organizations improve security and tracing postures by going through database audits to check that they’re following and provisioning well-architected frameworks. Security teams and database administrators often perform in-depth analysis of access and modification patterns against data or meta-data in their databases. During auditing, you may raise the following questions: Who accessed or modified the data? […]

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Migrating user-defined types from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Migrating from commercial databases to open source is a multistage process with different technologies, starting from assessment, data migration, data validation, and cutover. One of the key aspects for any heterogenous database migration is data type conversion. In this post, we show you a step-by-step approach to migrate user-defined types (UDT) from Oracle to Amazon […]

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We can also connect to the Aurora PostgreSQL cluster with the special endpoint without a password from the pgAdmin application.

Using external Kerberos authentication with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

In the first post in this series, Preparing on-premises and AWS environments for external Kerberos authentication for Amazon RDS, we built the infrastructure for a one-way forest trust between an on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain (trust: incoming) and an AWS Managed Microsoft AD domain (trust: outgoing) provided by AWS Directory Service. In this post, […]

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The following screenshot shows that external Kerberos authentication works for the special instance endpoint in pgAdmin for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL created in aws-acc-1 and aws-acc-2.

Using external Kerberos authentication with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

In the first post in this series, Preparing on-premises and AWS environments for external Kerberos authentication for Amazon RDS, we built the infrastructure for a one-way forest trust between an on-premises Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain (trust: incoming) and an AWS Managed Microsoft AD domain (trust: outgoing) provided by AWS Directory Service. In this post, […]

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The DataFileRead event highlights the waiting for a read from a relation data file.

Performance impact of idle PostgreSQL connections

The first post of this series, Resources consumed by idle PostgreSQL connections, talked about how PostgreSQL manages connections and how even idle connections consume memory and CPU. In this post, I discuss how idle connections impact PostgreSQL performance. Transaction rate impact When PostgreSQL needs data, it first looks for the required page in its own […]

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