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Category: Amazon Aurora

Failover with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Replication, failover, resilience, disaster recovery, and backups—it can be challenging to achieve any or all of these in a traditional or non-cloud-based architecture. In addition, they sometimes require a considerable re-engineering effort. Due to the high implementation and infrastructure costs that are involved, some businesses are compelled to tier their applications so that only the […]

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Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now generally available

Today we are pleased to announce general availability of Performance Insights. Already available since October 2017 as an open preview with Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility, Performance Insights makes it easy to view the load on an Amazon RDS database. Using Performance Insights, you can more easily identify bottlenecks and discover what to do when […]

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Database Migration

How to migrate BLOB and CLOB tables from Oracle to PostgreSQL using Ora2pg and AWS DMS

Many enterprises are considering migrating their Oracle databases to PostgreSQL because of the close compatibility between the platforms and the enterprises’ desire to reduce licensing costs. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility make it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud in a cost-efficient manner. AWS […]

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How to set up a single pgpool endpoint for reads and writes with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Amazon Aurora provides endpoints for the primary DB instance (the cluster endpoint) and for Read Replicas (the reader endpoint). Aurora updates the cluster endpoint automatically so that it always points to the primary instance. The reader endpoint load balances read operations across all available Read Replicas. Amazon Aurora Replicas typically have less than 100 ms […]

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Migrate to the MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora while protecting personal data using encryption

Security is a top priority at AWS, and the same is true for our customers. We spend a significant amount of resources protecting personal data and are constantly enhancing our capabilities to make data protection easier for our customers. All AWS services including the MySQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora comply with the European Union’s General […]

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How to extract, transform, and load data for analytic processing using AWS Glue (Part 2)

One of the biggest challenges enterprises face is setting up and maintaining a reliable extract, transform, and load (ETL) process to extract value and insight from data. Traditional ETL tools are complex to use, and can take months to implement, test, and deploy. After the ETL jobs are built, maintaining them can be painful because […]

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How to encrypt Amazon Aurora using AWS KMS and your own CMK

When selecting a relational database engine, customers look at many different aspects, including management, performance, reliability, automation, and more recently, the ability to natively encrypt data at rest. Amazon Aurora provides a highly available, optimal, and scalable relational database engine that supports both MySQL and PostgreSQL. Amazon Aurora also supports native encryption of data at […]

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How Cloudability boosted performance, simplified tuning, and lowered costs with Amazon Aurora

Cloudability is a cloud cost-management platform that empowers enterprises to run with known cloud financials and full accountability. Our platform collects an avalanche of billing and utilization data points—33 million per resource, with over 275,000 services and options from each cloud vendor and more than 1,000 new services rolled out annually per cloud provider. Using […]

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Learn to master MySQL database migrations with Aurora

By Nathaniel Kangpan, SVP Technology & Data Services, Kepler Group I have yet to meet a client in the past 12 months that doesn’t already (a) have a team or two dipping their toes into cloud-based infrastructure, or (b) have the cloud on their roadmap for 2018. Total cost of ownership (TCO) savings for migrating […]

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How to migrate from Oracle to Amazon Aurora MySQL using AWS CloudFormation (Part 1)

Database migrations are challenging, especially for heterogeneous database migrations such as Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, Oracle to Amazon Aurora MySQL, or Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL. The schema structure, data types, and database code of source databases can be quite different from those of the target databases, requiring a schema and code transformation step before the […]

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