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Category: MySQL compatible

Introducing binlog I/O cache in Amazon Aurora MySQL to improve binlog performance

Binlog replication is a popular feature serving multiple use cases, including offloading transactional work from a source database, replicating changes to a separate dedicated system to run analytics, and streaming data into other systems, but the benefits don’t come for free. Binary logging can limit database performance (higher commit latency and lower throughput) because the […]

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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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Building globally distributed MySQL applications using write forwarding in Amazon Aurora Global Database

AWS released Amazon Aurora Global Database in 2018. Aurora Global Database enables two primary use cases. The first use case is supporting a disaster recovery solution that can handle a full regional failure with a low recovery point objective (RPO) and a low recovery time objective (RTO), while minimizing performance impact to the database cluster […]

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Best practices for exporting and importing data from Amazon Aurora MySQL to Amazon S3

You can build highly distributed applications using a multitude of purpose-built databases by decoupling complex applications into smaller pieces, which allows you to choose the right database for the right job. Amazon Aurora is the preferred choice for OLTP workloads. Aurora makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the […]

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Migrating to Amazon Aurora MySQL with fallback option using GTID-based replication

When migrating production applications, it is often important to have a fallback option. This blog post demonstrates how to use global transaction identifier (GTID)-based replication to migrate Amazon RDS MySQL workloads to Amazon Aurora MySQL. We also discuss how to use a fallback mechanism in case you encounter any issues. For more information about GTID-based […]

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Migrating Autodesk’s mission-critical database from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL

This is a guest post from Tulika Shrivastava, Software Architect from Autodesk, in partnership with Rama Thamman from AWS. In their own words, “Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. If you’ve ever driven a car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve […]

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

Important Update: On 06/16/2021 AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) introduced multi-Region keys, a new capability that lets you replicate keys from one AWS Region into another. With multi-Region keys, you can more easily move encrypted data between Regions without having to decrypt and re-encrypt with different keys in each Region. Multi-Region keys are supported […]

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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 announced […]

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