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Category: Amazon RDS

Enable notifications for block corruption on Amazon RDS for Oracle

Consistency is one of the most crucial characteristics of relational database systems. Even though every system has their own mechanisms for providing consistency based on the database engine, sometimes you may lack consistency for several reasons, such as I/O hardware and firmware, OS issues, the database engine software, and recovering from UNRECOVERABLE or NOLOGGING database […]

Demystifying Amazon RDS backup storage costs

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL database. Amazon RDS provides two different methods for backing up and restoring […]

Migrate your SQL Server workload with CLR integration to AWS

Common language runtime (CLR) integration is an option to host .NET code within SQL Server programmatic objects like stored procedures, functions, and triggers, and adding user-defined data types. Since its introduction in SQL Server 2005, CLR integration has gained popularity within the SQL Server community for its additional flexibility and options to import .NET code […]

Backup and restore strategies for large databases on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Many of our customers use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server for their large mission-critical SQL Server databases. Customers have asked for the optimal solution to safeguard their large databases on Amazon RDS for SQL Server to help them meet their requirements for Recovery Point Objective (RPO), which is the maximum acceptable […]

Migrate Oracle’s XMLDOM package functions to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL using JSON format

Migrating from Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL may be challenging if the application is using the DBMS_XMLDOM package to access XML type objects. This is because the DBMS_XMLDOM package isn’t supported in Aurora PostgreSQL or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Moreover, converting procedures to Aurora PostgreSQL […]

Use a self-hosted Active Directory with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server

Applications utilizing SQL Server can take advantage of integration with Active Directory (AD) and use Windows Authentication. This allows database access to be controlled at the domain level and can simplify account administration. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server supports using AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory for Windows Authentication, and […]

Build Oracle Enterprise Manager with a repository in an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle database

As you migrate Oracle workloads to AWS, you may want to implement Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control, Oracle’s management platform, which provides a single pane of glass for managing Oracle environments. In this post, we provide the architecture and process to implement OEM 13.5 with high availability (HA) with an Amazon Relational Database Service […]

Understanding statistics in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL has become the preferred open-source relational database for many enterprise developers and startups, and powers leading business and mobile applications. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Database statistics play a key role in improving the performance of the database. The query […]

Build high availability for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle using read replicas

A high availability solution for the database stack is an important aspect to consider when migrating or deploying Oracle databases in the AWS Cloud to help ensure that the architecture can meet the service level agreement (SLA) of the application. Unavailability of a critical database can lead to application outage, interruption to business operations, inaccessibility […]

Migrate from Oracle RAC to AWS: Alternatives on AWS

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) are a way of accessing a database from multiple database servers. This provides some added high availability (HA) features over a single-instance database. In this post, we talk about why you might choose Oracle RAC for your Oracle databases, and the different ways to implement similar architecture on AWS while […]