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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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Strategy for Migrating Partitioned Tables from Oracle to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility

Sandeep Kariro is a big data architect and Akm Raziul is a database architect at Amazon Web Services. Enterprises have been using closed-source database systems for more than four decades. Managing data with these systems has been a critical part of running a successful business in every organization. You have to make a considerable investment […]

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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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Accelerate Alfresco Content Services Deployment on Amazon Aurora with AWS Quick Start

Linda Wu is a product manager at Amazon Web Services. When we built Amazon Aurora a few years ago, we had the following tenets in mind: Combine the speed and availability of a high-end commercial database with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source. Deliver full compatibility with the popular open-source database MySQL so that […]

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How to Stream Data from Amazon DynamoDB to Amazon Aurora using AWS Lambda and Amazon Kinesis Firehose

Aravind Kodandaramaiah is a partner solutions architect with the AWS Partner Program Introduction We find that customers running AWS workloads often use both Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Aurora. Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. Its flexible data model and reliable performance […]

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Eduphoria Uses Amazon Aurora to Give Educators Superpowers

Eduphoria is making great use of Amazon Aurora and other AWS database services. In this guest post, you can learn about how they use Amazon Aurora to scale their read workload while saving costs. This post was written by Aaron Dulaney, director of infrastructure operations at Eduphoria. At Eduphoria, we provide K–12 educators the tools […]

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Amazon Aurora Under the Hood: Fast DDL

Anurag Gupta runs a number of AWS database services, including Amazon Aurora, which he helped design. In the Under the Hood series, Anurag discusses the design considerations and technology underpinning Aurora. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. […]

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Reduce Resource Consumption by Consolidating Your Sharded System into Aurora

Ed Murray is a manager at Amazon Web Services. When faced with the prospect of scaling your relational workload, you have generally had two options available: scale up or scale out. Scaling up is easy—just buy a bigger database host. Scaling out is more difficult. It requires you to shard your database into several physically […]

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How to Migrate Your Oracle Database to Amazon Aurora

Ed Murray is a manager at Amazon Web Services. This blog post gives you a quick overview of how you can use the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to facilitate and simplify migrating your commercial database to Amazon Aurora. In this case, we focus on migrating from […]

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