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Category: Amazon Aurora

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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Use IAM authentication to connect with SQL Workbench/J to Amazon Aurora MySQL or Amazon RDS for MySQL

Introduction Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) enables you to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage database access for Amazon RDS for MySQL DB instances and Amazon Aurora MySQL DB clusters. Database administrators can associate database users with IAM users and roles. By using IAM, you can manage user access to all AWS resources from a single location, avoiding […]

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A quick introduction to migrating from an Oracle database to an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL database

In this post, we build an AWS CloudFormation stack to deploy resources to help demonstrate the process of migrating from an Oracle database to an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL database. Because this is a heterogeneous migration, we follow a two-phase approach similar to what is detailed in How to Migrate Your Oracle Database to PostgreSQL. The […]

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Analyzing Amazon RDS Database Workloads with Performance Insights

Sign Up to Preview Performance Insights with Additional Database Engines AWS recently announced general availability of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. With this release, AWS has also included the first release of a useful feature in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) called Performance Insights. Using a dashboard that visualizes database load—along with which SQL […]

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Monitor Amazon Aurora Database Activities Using DataSunrise Database Security

Radik Chumaren, Engineering Leader at DataSunrise DataSunrise is a database security software company that offers a breadth of security solutions, including activity monitoring, data masking (dynamic and static masking), a database firewall, and sensitive data discovery for diversified databases. Our goal is to protect databases against external and internal threats and vulnerabilities. We often see […]

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Using JSON with MySQL 5.7–compatible Amazon Aurora

What’s the big deal about JSON support in MySQL 5.7? MySQL 5.6 supports numeric, date and time, string (character and byte) types, and spatial data types. Although this is a broad set of supported types, these primitive data types can limit your flexibility to evolve an application. If you use MySQL 5.6, you have two […]

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Challenges When Migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL—and How to Overcome Them

David Rader is the vice president of engineering at OpenSCG. OpenSCG is an AWS Consulting Partner and a leading expert in PostgreSQL, helping customers migrate to, operate, and optimize PostgreSQL and other data platforms on premises and in the cloud. In previous posts, we looked at the overall approach for a successful database migration and […]

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How to Migrate from MySQL to Amazon Aurora using AWS SCT and AWS DMS

MySQL is a great open-source database engine, which a lot of companies use because it’s cost-effective. However, like any other open-source database, it takes a lot of work to get commercial-grade performance out of it. As the size of your database increases, the complexity of scaling and crash recovery in MySQL also increases. Scaling out […]

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Amazon Aurora under the hood: indexing geospatial data using Z-order curves

When designing high-performance database systems like Amazon Aurora, you typically want to work on things that deliver the most impact for the broadest set of workloads. But sometimes, it pays to focus on specialized use cases where you have the opportunity to change the game. In this post, let’s take a look at how Aurora […]

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Migrate Microsoft Azure SQL Database to Amazon Aurora

Increasingly, customers are looking to move databases from proprietary engines such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server to open source engines running on AWS. One of the preferred destinations for this data is Amazon Aurora. In this post, we walk through a migration of a Microsoft Azure SQL database to an Amazon Aurora MySQL cluster […]

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