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Category: Amazon RDS

Deploy Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts with Multi-AZ high availability

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) recently announced support of highly available configurations with Multi-AZ instance deployments for PostgreSQL and MySQL on AWS Outposts. In this post, we go over the process for creating an RDS database instance with Multi-AZ instance deployments. Overview of Multi-AZ deployments With Multi-AZ instance deployments on Outposts, Amazon RDS creates […]

Automate interval partitioning maintenance, and monitoring in Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Modernizing database workloads and architecture is the optimal way to increase efficiencies and reduce licensing and infrastructure costs. To achieve this, you can use an Amazon Aurora relational database to break free from legacy database solutions. Several large-scale companies are migrating Oracle databases to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora […]

Automate on-premises or Amazon EC2 SQL Server to Amazon RDS for SQL Server migration using custom log shipping

Enterprises are migrating their Microsoft SQL Server workloads to AWS fully managed database services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server, which makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployment in the cloud. AWS provides guidance on migrating from an on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for […]

PostgreSQL psql client tool commands equivalent to Oracle SQL*Plus client tool

When you’re working as an application developer or database administrator, you often need to deal with SQL statements to explore your database for various reasons. You need to connect to the database to build or run the SQL code, generate reports, and diagnose application problem related to the database. There are various ways to connect […]

TDE certificate rotation on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server supports Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) to encrypt stored data on your DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server. TDE automatically encrypts data before it’s written to storage, and decrypts data when the data is read from storage. TDE certificates expire depending on when the certificate is generated […]

Multi-user secrets rotation for Amazon RDS

Most database deployments have multiple database users who have varying degree of privileges on the data stored in the database, database structure, and administrative operations. In multi-user database environments, it’s important to grant and limit the privileges of different users based on their roles and needs. It’s also a best practice to limit the lifespan […]

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Save costs by automating the start and stop of Amazon RDS instances with AWS Lambda and Amazon EventBridge

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. In traditional databases, you have to spend more time performing administration, backup, patching, capacity planning, version upgrades, new server provisioning, and recovery tasks. You have to manually perform all these activities with an expert […]

Securely connect to an Amazon RDS or Amazon EC2 database instance remotely with your preferred GUI

This blog post was last updated July 2022, to reflect the new RemoteHostPortForwarding feature of AWS Systems Manager Session Manager. Database professionals have used GUI-based tools for many years. They’re feature rich, provide snazzy functionalities such as being able to right-click and view script object definitions (for example, tables to a query window), provide graphical […]

Set Oracle diagnostics system events on Amazon RDS for Oracle

With Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle, you can now set Oracle diagnostic events parameters requested by Oracle Support at the system level to enable Oracle to dump additional diagnostics information from the database instance on the Oracle database Ora-errors or process context of a malfunctioning process. You can set these events parameters […]

Security auditing in Amazon RDS for Oracle: Part 2

Security auditing is an effective method of enforcing strong internal controls that can enable you to monitor business operations to find activities that may deviate from company policy and meet various regulatory compliance requirements. Security auditing allows you to record the activity on the database for future examination and is one part of an overall […]