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Category: Amazon RDS

Secure your data with Amazon RDS for SQL Server: A guide to best practices and fortification

Securing SQL Server databases in the cloud is critical, and Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server (Amazon RDS) provides several security features to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your database instances. These features include data encryption at rest and in transit, secure user authentication and authorization mechanisms, network isolation, and fine-grained […]

Choose the right Amazon RDS deployment option: Single-AZ instance, Multi-AZ instance, or Multi-AZ database cluster

In addition to offering you a choice of seven well-known engines, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) also offers a number of deployment choices to assist you in selecting the option that best suits your workload. You can evaluate your requirements and then choose the right set of service offerings. In the latest set of […]

Joining historical data between Amazon Athena and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

While databases are used to store and retrieve data, there are situations where applications should archive or purge the data to reduce storage costs or improve performance. However, there are often business requirements where an application must query both active data and archived data simultaneously. Developers need a solution that lets them benefit from using […]

Achieve a high-performance migration to Amazon RDS for Oracle from on-premises Oracle with AWS DMS

Many customers deploy the Oracle Database to an on-premises data centers running general purpose hardware or a highly customized Oracle Exadata hardware. These Oracle database customers are now looking to migrate to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle, which is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, […]

Best practices and parameter configuration for enhanced performance on Amazon RDS Custom for SQL server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system and database (DB) environment. It helps automate the setup, operation, and scaling of databases in the cloud while granting access to the database and underlying operating […]

Reduce data archiving costs for compliance by automating Amazon RDS snapshot exports to Amazon S3

Many customers use AWS Backup to automatically create Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS and Aurora) database snapshots. RDS database snapshots are a convenient way to protect your data and make it easy to recover in the event of an accident or disaster. If you’re using RDS Snapshots for long-term archival to meet compliance requirements […]

Deploy Amazon RDS Proxy for SQL Server with IAM authentication

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy service. You don’t need to provision or manage any additional infrastructure to start using RDS Proxy. In addition to this, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) completely manages maintenance activities for RDS Proxy such as upgrades and patching, which are carried out gradually in […]

Set up Always Encrypted with Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Customers within a variety of industries (healthcare and life sciences, financial services, and retail, among others) require a stronger security posture. Particularly, if the databases being hosted contain sensitive data such as credit card numbers or national identification numbers (for example, US Social Security numbers), providing a solution that allows you to encrypt this data […]

Key considerations while migrating bulk operations from Oracle to PostgreSQL

AWS launched Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (Amazon DMA) to accelerate your journey to AWS databases and analytics services and achieve cloud adoption benefits such as cost savings and performance improvements. Amazon DMA has assisted thousands of customers globally to migrate their workloads (database and application) to AWS databases and analytics services. In this post, we […]

Multitenant best practices for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system and database environment. Amazon RDS Custom now supports the Oracle Multitenant option on Oracle Database version 19c using Enterprise Edition. With this release, an RDS Custom for […]