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Category: Amazon Aurora

Build highly available MySQL applications using Amazon Aurora Multi-Master

Do you have transactional applications that have high uptime requirements? Do you want a relational database in the cloud to help you meet those requirements? The newly launched Amazon Aurora Multi-Master, is designed for applications that need a relational database resilient to node failures and highly available for both reads and writes. Amazon Aurora is […]

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Use the Data API to interact with an Amazon Aurora Serverless MySQL database

Amazon Aurora Serverless is an on-demand, automatically scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora (MySQL-compatible edition). The database automatically starts up, shuts down, and scales capacity based on your application’s needs. It enables you to run your database in the cloud without managing any database instances. It’s a simple, cost-effective option for infrequent, intermittent, or unpredictable workloads. Recently, AWS […]

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Select the right encryption options for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora database engines

Customers are increasingly choosing to encrypt their AWS Cloud databases and data stores by default. This trend is only gaining speed with the evolving meaning of sensitive data (personally identifiable information [PII], etc.) within various regulatory frameworks. Customers also ask AWS for guidance on how to best adopt the latest database encryption options, while maintaining […]

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Improve Business Continuity with Amazon Aurora Global Database

As your business grows increasingly global, your database needs similarly expand. Resources must be just as available to your team in Zurich as they are to your office in Beijing, with the same speed, security, and ease of access. Amazon Aurora Global Database expands your Amazon Aurora database across the planet. Aurora builds its storage volumes […]

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Migrating mission-critical SaaS production workloads to Aurora MySQL from RDS Classic

Sumo Logic started around the same time as the AWS stack was starting to mature. The company initially chose infrastructure that was tried and tested, but also cutting-edge at the time, namely Amazon RDS for MySQL instances. However, over time, that choice started to cost us a significant number of developer hours. Developers spent time […]

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Use cases for query plan management in Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

This blog post is the second in a series. The previous blog post talks about the need for the stable, consistent database performance amid changes that otherwise can cause regression on execution plans of the SQL statements. It also demonstrates how query plan management (QPM) for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility helps you overcome plan […]

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Introduction to Aurora PostgreSQL Query Plan Management

Like all AWS services, the roadmap for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL is driven mostly by customer feedback and requests for product enhancement. The feedback from several enterprise customers who have migrated their databases from Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora suggests two things. Enterprises that run their database workloads for critical applications require optimal […]

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Level Up Your Games with Amazon Aurora

Dhruv Thukral and Yahav Biran are solutions architects at Amazon Web Services. Amazon Aurora is a relational database that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Amazon Aurora offers two types of modes: provisioned and serverless. AWS gaming customers that use Aurora have typically observed higher […]

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How to use ProxySQL with open source platforms to split SQL reads and writes on Amazon Aurora clusters

The blog post How to set up a single pgpool endpoint for reads and writes with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL introduces an architecture that uses the read and write split capabilities of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL endpoints. This type of architecture works great for Aurora PostgreSQL clusters, but what if you are using Amazon Aurora MySQL clusters […]

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Using Amazon Aurora to seamlessly increase capacity of WordPress database backends

WordPress powers 30 percent of all websites. It is the content management system that we’ve built our business on at Pagely. Our managed WordPress hosting runs entirely on Amazon Web Services. In the same way that Amazon has freed customers from the worries of managing physical hardware and data centers, Pagely enables clients to stop worrying about managing WordPress and instead focus on their mission. Pagely’s dedicated support and experience with successfully running WordPress at scale pairs nicely with Amazon’s technology offerings.

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