AWS Database Blog

Category: Amazon Aurora

Using Amazon Aurora to seamlessly increase capacity of WordPress database backends

WordPress powers 30 percent of all websites. It is the content management system that we’ve built our business on at Pagely. Our managed WordPress hosting runs entirely on Amazon Web Services. In the same way that Amazon has freed customers from the worries of managing physical hardware and data centers, Pagely enables clients to stop worrying about managing WordPress and instead focus on their mission. Pagely’s dedicated support and experience with successfully running WordPress at scale pairs nicely with Amazon’s technology offerings.

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Best practices for Amazon Aurora MySQL database configuration

After migrating or launching your new Amazon Aurora MySQL instance in the AWS Cloud, have you asked yourself one or more of the following questions? “What are the next steps? How can I make it run optimally?” “Is it recommended to modify any existing parameters?” “What parameters should I modify?” If so, I hope that […]

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Managing PostgreSQL users and roles

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. With more than 30 years of development work, PostgreSQL has proven to be a highly reliable and robust database that can handle a large number of complicated data workloads. PostgreSQL is considered to be the primary open-source database choice when migrating from commercial databases […]

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Creating a proof of concept using Amazon Aurora

As customers move to the cloud, they’re looking for the best tools to run their applications. When considering relational databases, Amazon Aurora is a frequent choice. This is no surprise, given that Amazon Aurora is MySQL and PostgreSQL wire-compatible and that it can provide greater throughput than either. Aurora provides up to five times the […]

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Deploy an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL DB cluster with recommended best practices using AWS CloudFormation

In this blog post, I cover how to build a quick start reference deployment of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL cluster. The cluster is based on AWS best practices for security and high availability and you can create it quickly by using AWS CloudFormation. I walk through a set of sample CloudFormation templates, which you can customize […]

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Using the MariaDB JDBC driver with Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility

This blog post demonstrates how to use the MariaDB JDBC driver, known as MariaDB Connector/J, to connect to an Amazon Aurora cluster. In this post, we use the automatic failover capability of the connector to switch rapidly and seamlessly between master and replica in a failover situation. You can download MariaDB Connector/J from the MariaDB […]

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Another Database Migration Playbook goes live—migrate from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL!

We’re excited to present the first edition of the Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL Compatibility Migration Playbook. AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) help you reduce the effort associated with migration from commercial engines to open-source and Amazon-managed databases. Thus, they help reduce cost and avoid […]

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Intuit story: Automate migration from on-premises MySQL to Amazon Aurora

Databases are core to many of our applications at Intuit. The database team has been working out which architecture to standardize on and what run books and tools to build in order to migrate and then operate in the cloud. We realized that the fastest way to resolve our questions would be to take one of our existing on-premises applications and run it through an actual migration to Amazon Aurora.

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How to solve some common challenges faced while migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Companies are experiencing exponential data growth year-over-year. Scaling the databases and the hardware infrastructure to keep up is becoming more and more challenging. If your workloads just are not suitable for non-relational data stores, how do you overcome the scaling challenges without spending tons of money in managing the underlying infrastructure? Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon […]

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