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Category: MySQL compatible

Achieve cost-effective multi-Region resiliency with Amazon Aurora Global Database headless clusters

Many organizations with critical workloads and global footprints need a strategy to tolerate Region-wide outages. This requires making a trade-off between availability, Recovery Time Objective (RTO), and cost. You should consider using a tiered approach to meet your compliance and budgetary needs. When developing a cross-Region disaster recovery (DR) strategy, an important consideration is the […]

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Migrate self-managed MariaDB to Amazon Aurora MySQL

Amazon Aurora is a fully managed MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database, offered as part of the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). With a managed service like Aurora, customers can free their teams from time-consuming database tasks like server provisioning, patching, and backups. Amazon Aurora provide continuous monitoring, self-healing storage, and automated scaling to help […]

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Improve application availability with the AWS JDBC Driver for Amazon Aurora MySQL

In this post, we demonstrate how to use the Amazon Web Services (AWS) JDBC Driver for MySQL, which allows an application to take advantage of the features of clustered MySQL databases. You can use this driver as a drop-in replacement for the MySQL Connector/J Driver to connect to an Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition cluster. Amazon […]

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How Panasonic Avionics used Amazon Aurora MySQL to modernize their environment

This is a guest post by Jeremy Welch, Data Software Engineer Sr. Staff on the Cloud, Data Management And Governance team with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, in partnership with AWS Sr. Database Solutions Architect Saikat Banerjee and Sr. Partner SA (Database) Venkatesh Periyathambi. Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC) is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and […]

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Migration options for MySQL to Amazon RDS for MySQL or Amazon Aurora MySQL

MySQL is one of the most popular open-source relational databases in the world. Many customers choose to run their MySQL workload in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL because it takes care of heavy lifting tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, configuration, monitoring, backups, and scaling. Amazon Aurora is a great […]

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How Twilio modernized its billing platform on Amazon Aurora MySQL

This is a guest post co-written by Mayank Lahiri (Ph.D), Software Architect at Twilio Inc. Twilio, a trailblazer in customer engagement and communication services, sustains exponential growth of its billing platform on Amazon Aurora. Twilio enables software engineers to programmatically make and receive phone and video calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and […]

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Use the TempTable storage engine on Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora MySQL

MySQL 8.0 has introduced TempTable as the new, default internal temporary table storage engine to speed up query processing. The MySQL query optimizer creates temporary tables internally to store intermediate datasets while processing complex queries. In AWS, you can deploy MySQL 8.0 using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, a managed service for […]

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Amazon Aurora MySQL 3 with MySQL 8.0 compatibility is now generally available

  Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud. Aurora combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Amazon Aurora MySQL is compatible with MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7, and is now also compatible with MySQL 8.0. Today, we made Aurora MySQL […]

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How Liberty Mutual built a highly scalable and cost-effective document management solution

With more than 45,000 employees in 29 countries, Liberty Mutual is the sixth largest global property and casualty insurer, and currently ranks 71st on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the US. The expectations of customers continue to increase as the pace of change accelerates, the nature and magnitude of risk change, and […]

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Automate the Amazon Aurora MySQL blue/green deployment process

Blue/green deployment techniques provide near zero-downtime release and rollback capabilities. This requires two identical environments that are running different versions of your application. This also extends to the underlying data layer, where you need two identical Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition database clusters running in sync with the same dataset for seamless testing. After completing tests […]

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