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Category: Amazon RDS

Migration tips for developers converting Oracle and SQL Server code to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. It is considered to be one of the top database choices when customers migrate from commercial databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora. In addition to providing managed PostgreSQL services, AWS also […]

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Disaster recovery on Amazon RDS for Oracle using AWS DMS

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) helps you migrate data from databases on-premises to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). You can also use it to migrate data between heterogeneous or homogeneous database engines, among other things. Businesses of all sizes use AWS to enable faster disaster recovery (DR) of their critical IT systems without having […]

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Amazon RDS customers: Update your SSL/TLS certificates by February 5, 2020

If you are an Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora customer, you might have received emails from AWS notifying you about rotating your SSL/TLS certificates. The current SSL/TLS certificates for RDS DB instances will expire on March 5, 2020 as part of standard maintenance and security best practices for RDS. In order to avoid interruption to your applications which use SSL/TLS […]

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Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS to major and minor versions of PostgreSQL

Open-source PostgreSQL occasionally releases new minor and major versions that include fixes for frequently encountered bugs, security issues, and data corruption problems. Generally, Amazon RDS aims to support new engine versions within five months of their availability. You also must upgrade your RDS PostgreSQL instances when a particular version is no longer supported. In this […]

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Securing Amazon RDS and Aurora PostgreSQL database access with IAM authentication

AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. Both support IAM authentication for managing access to your database. You can associate database users with IAM users and roles to manage user access to all databases from a single location, which avoids issues caused by permissions being out of sync […]

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Migrating databases using RDS PostgreSQL Transportable Databases

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the feature Transportable Databases, a high-speed data import and export method supported on versions 11.5 and later and 10.10 and later. If you need to import a PostgreSQL database from one RDS PostgreSQL instance into another, you can use native tools such as pg_dump and pg_restore or load data […]

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Implementing cross-region disaster recovery using Oracle GoldenGate for Amazon RDS for Oracle

Many AWS users take advantage of the managed service offerings available in the AWS portfolio to do the heavy lifting in their day-to-day activities. Amazon RDS is one of these services and is ideal for your relational database deployments. With RDS, you can significantly reduce the administrative overhead of managing and maintaining a relational database. […]

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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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Integrating Amazon RDS for Oracle with Amazon S3 using S3_integration

Amazon RDS for Oracle gives you the full benefits of a managed service solution. You can use the lift-and-shift approach to migrate your legacy Oracle database to Amazon RDS for Oracle and, as a result, reduce the need to refactor and change existing application components. Data warehouse (DW) extraction is an integral part of most […]

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