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Category: PostgreSQL compatible

Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL logs: Part 2

The first post in this series, Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL Logs: Part 1, discussed the importance of PostgreSQL logs and how to tune various parameters to capture more database activity details. PostgreSQL logs provide useful information when troubleshooting database issues. This post focuses on different methods to access PostgreSQL logs. The PostgreSQL logs […]

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Working with RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL logs: Part 1

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. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. One […]

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Sending notifications from Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Enterprise customers execute many day-to-day batch jobs on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL databases, and need notification methods such as email or text after completing such jobs to keep track of their activity. Because Aurora PostgreSQL is a managed service, it restricts access to database extensions such as pgsmtp and pgplpythonu for security reasons. This raises the […]

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Validating database objects after migration using AWS SCT and AWS DMS

Database migration can be a complicated task. It presents all the challenges of changing your software platform, understanding source data complexity, data loss checks, thoroughly testing existing functionality, comparing application performance, and validating your data. AWS provides several tools and services that provide a pre-migration checklist and migration assessments. You can use the AWS Schema […]

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Reducing Aurora PostgreSQL storage I/O costs

Cost reduction is one of the biggest drivers for many IT departments to explore migration of on-premises workloads to the cloud. This post shares experiences in cost management, with a focus on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL tuning. History I recently had the privilege of leading the implementation of our Auto Telematics Application in AWS. To provide […]

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Optimizing and tuning queries in Amazon RDS PostgreSQL based on native and external tools

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. The product of 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 […]

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Use cases for query plan management in Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

This blog post is the second in a series. The previous blog post talks about the need for the stable, consistent database performance amid changes that otherwise can cause regression on execution plans of the SQL statements. It also demonstrates how query plan management (QPM) for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility helps you overcome plan […]

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Introduction to Aurora PostgreSQL Query Plan Management

Like all AWS services, the roadmap for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL is driven mostly by customer feedback and requests for product enhancement. The feedback from several enterprise customers who have migrated their databases from Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora suggests two things. Enterprises that run their database workloads for critical applications require optimal […]

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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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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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