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Category: Amazon RDS

Troubleshoot network connectivity to Amazon RDS Custom databases using VPC Reachability Analyzer

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where AWS resources such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom DB instances can be launched in a virtual network you define. When creating an Amazon RDS Custom DB instance, you have the option to create […]

Amazon RDS Proxy multiplexing support for PostgreSQL Extended Query Protocol

Today, we are announcing Amazon RDS Proxy multiplexing support for PostgreSQL Extended Query Protocol. In this post, you learn about PostgreSQL’s Extended Query Protocol for communication between client and server, its benefits, and how multiplexing support for Extended Query Protocol can improve the connection pooling capability of RDS Proxy, which in turn reduces the overhead […]

Automatically scale Amazon RDS storage using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Lambda

Customer databases are constantly growing. When you increase storage for a database in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), you can’t make further storage modifications for either 6 hours or until storage optimization has completed on the instance, whichever is longer. Amazon RDS storage autoscaling increases storage by 10 GiB, 10% of currently allocated storage, […]

Optimize cost and boost performance of RDS for MySQL using Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Customers often face the challenge of optimizing the cost of their database environments, while having to improve their application performance and response times, as both their data volumes and user base grow. Internet-scale applications that have large volumes of data and high volumes of throughput need underlying data architectures that can support microsecond latencies. Improving […]

Architect and migrate business-critical applications to Amazon RDS for Oracle

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it straightforward to set up, operate, and scale Oracle deployments in the cloud. In this post, we share the story of a database migration for a business-critical application from a vital database instance running inside Oracle SuperCluster to Amazon […]

Migrate Oracle global unique indexes in partitioned tables to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

When you migrate from Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL, you may need to deal with partitioned tables and ensure global uniqueness across partitions. Oracle Database supports global indexes. A global index contains keys from multiple table partitions in a single index partition. Each table partition […]

Determining the optimal value for shared_buffers using the pg_buffercache extension in PostgreSQL

In OLTP databases, the buffer cache is memory allocated for storing cached data and dirty pages. Cached data speeds up the retrieval of frequently accessed information, and reading from these cached pages minimizes disk I/O operations. Setting appropriate values for shared_buffers is important for optimal PostgreSQL performance and can lead to significant reductions in overall […]

Migrate from Oracle PL/JSON to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL JSONB

In today’s data-driven world, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) has emerged as a popular format for exchanging and storing data due to its simplicity and flexibility. As a result, database systems have evolved to include native support for JSON data types, enabling developers to work with JSON seamlessly within their applications. Oracle’s PL/JSON, an open-source package, […]

Accelerate HNSW indexing and searching with pgvector on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

It’s important to understand strategies for how to use pgvector with your Generative AI applications so you can find the optimal configurations. This can include the selection of your database instance family, how you ingest your data, and even the version of pgvector you’re using. We ran a series of tests to see how pgvector […]

Set up Amazon CloudWatch alarms on Amazon RDS Enhanced Monitoring OS metrics

Monitoring is an important aspect of database management. Database administrators, application teams, and architects want to proactively eradicate performance issues before they affect users or cause an outage. To achieve this, they need the right level of visibility into database health indicators. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) provides monitoring tools, such as Enhanced Monitoring […]