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­­­Automating Cross-Region and Cross-Account Snapshot Copies with the Snapshot Tool for Amazon Aurora

This post covers how to install the Snapshot Tool for Amazon Aurora to automate copying snapshots across AWS accounts and Regions. Although this is not a comprehensive list, here are a few situations where you might find this tool useful: To keep a copy of your data in a different account for security purposes. To […]

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Migrating a SQL Server Database to a MySQL-Compatible Database Engine

This post provides an overview of how you can migrate your Microsoft SQL Server database to a MySQL-compatible database engine such as Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL. The following are the two main parts of a database migration: Schema conversion: Converting the schema objects is usually the most […]

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SCT Workflow

Categorizing and Prioritizing a Large-Scale Move to an Open Source Database

The AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) are tools that help facilitate and simplify migrating your commercial database to a variety of engines on Amazon RDS. AWS SCT specifically helps simplify proprietary database migrations to open source. It does this by automatically converting your source database schema and a majority […]

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Monitoring Amazon Aurora Audit Events with Amazon CloudWatch

Chayan Biswas is a product manager at Amazon Web Services. The Advanced Auditing capability in Amazon Aurora allows you to capture detailed logs of database (DB) activity. You can choose what kind of information is collected: connects, queries, and tables affected by the queries, or any combination thereof. You can review these audit logs to […]

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Capturing Data Changes in Amazon Aurora Using AWS Lambda

Re Alvarez-Parmar is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. He helps enterprises achieve success through technical guidance and thought leadership. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two kids and exploring outdoors. At Amazon, we are constantly improving our services to help customers solve their operational problems. One of the features […]

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Amazon Aurora Under the Hood: Quorum Membership

Anurag Gupta runs a number of AWS database services, including Amazon Aurora, which he helped design. In this under the hood series, Anurag discusses the design considerations and technology underpinning Aurora. This post is the last in a four-part series discussing how Amazon Aurora uses quorums. In the first post, I described the benefits of […]

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Amazon Aurora Under the Hood: Reducing Costs Using Quorum Sets

Anurag Gupta runs a number of AWS database services, including Amazon Aurora, which he helped design. In this under the hood series, Anurag discusses the design considerations and technology underpinning Aurora. This post is the third in a four-part series discussing how Amazon Aurora uses quorums. I hope the discussion is useful to you as […]

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Amazon Aurora Under the Hood: Quorum Reads and Mutating State

Anurag Gupta runs a number of AWS database services, including Amazon Aurora, which he helped design. In this under the hood series, Anurag discusses the design considerations and technology underpinning Aurora. In my last post, I talked about the benefits of using a quorum model. I discussed how such systems are resilient in the face […]

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Amazon Aurora under the hood: quorums and correlated failure

Anurag Gupta runs a number of AWS database services, including Amazon Aurora, which he helped design. In this Under the Hood series, Anurag discusses the design considerations and technology underpinning Aurora. Amazon Aurora storage is a highly distributed system that needs to meet the stringent performance, availability, and durability requirements of a high-end relational database. […]

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Level Up Your Games with Amazon Aurora

Dhruv Thukral is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Amazon Aurora is rapidly becoming the relational database of choice for some of the largest and fastest-growing gaming companies in the world. Companies like Zynga and Double-Down Interactive in the Americas, and Grani and Gumi in Asia Pacific, use Amazon Aurora. Aurora gives them the […]

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