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Category: Amazon RDS

Security auditing in Amazon RDS for Oracle: Part 1

Due to compliance requirements and increasing security threats, security auditing has become more important to implement than ever before. Security auditing is an effective method of enforcing strong internal controls that enable you to monitor business operations to find any activities that may deviate from company policy and meet various regulatory compliance requirements. Security auditing […]

Schema and code validator for Oracle to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL migration

Database migration is a sequence of steps from assessment through cutover. One of the key challenges that a migration engineer or an application team may face is validating the migrated database objects like tables, indexes, constraints, procedures, and functions. It is a time-consuming manual task to validate database objects during heterogeneous migration. You have to […]

Deploy Amazon RDS databases for applications in Kubernetes

The Kubernetes container orchestration system provides numerous resources for managing applications in distributed environments. Many of these applications need a searchable storage system for their data that is secure, durable, and performant. Developers want to focus on continuously improving their apps rather than having to worry about the operational functions of their databases. They also […]

Physical migration of Oracle databases to Amazon RDS Custom using Data Guard

This blog post was reviewed and updated May 2022. In the first post of this series, we showed you how to perform a physical migration of an Oracle database into Amazon RDS Custom using the RMAN duplicate tool. In this post, we walk through the steps to migrate Oracle databases into Amazon RDS Custom using […]

Physical migration of Oracle databases to Amazon RDS Custom using RMAN duplication

This blog post was reviewed and updated May 2022. Organizations are moving their self-managed Oracle databases to AWS managed database services to modernize their applications and gain access to cloud services. With Amazon RDS Custom, you now have the privileges needed to perform a physical migration of your Oracle database into Amazon Relational Database Service […]

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Profile Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL code using plprofiler

PostgreSQL is considered to be the primary open-source database choice when migrating from commercial databases such as Oracle. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Identifying slow queries and tuning for better performance is an important task for developers and database administrators managing […]

Restore Amazon RDS for Oracle to a self-managed infrastructure using RMAN duplication

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, scale a relational database in the cloud. It takes care of installation, storage provisioning, management, OS and database patching, backup and restore automatically. This helps you focus your efforts on where you can […]

Restore an Amazon RDS for Oracle instance to a self-managed instance

Fully managed database services often bring lots of benefits to customers for running their database workload in the cloud, such as easy administration and high scalability, availability, and durability. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle database […]

Hidden dangers of duplicate key violations in PostgreSQL and how to avoid them

A common coding strategy is to have multiple application servers attempt to insert the same data into the same table at the same time and rely on the database unique constraint to prevent duplication. The “duplicate key violates unique constraint” error notifies the caller that a retry is needed. This seems like an intuitive approach, […]

Automate PostgreSQL log exports to Amazon S3 using extensions

Do you want to copy or archive your Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition logs directly to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)? Does your organization have the regulatory requirements to audit all the DDL or DML activity against your RDS for PostgreSQL database? With the addition of […]