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Category: Amazon RDS

Convert the NUMBER data type from Oracle to PostgreSQL – Part 1

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. For more information about the migration process, see Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start? and the following posts on best practices, including […]

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SCRAM Authentication in RDS for PostgreSQL 13

The Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism (SCRAM) greatly improves the security of password-based user authentication by adding several key security features that prevent rainbow-table attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, and stored password attacks, while also adding support for multiple hashing algorithms and passwords that contain non-ASCII characters. PostgreSQL 10 added support for SCRAM authentication, and AWS customers have […]

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Key considerations in moving to Graviton2 for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora databases

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora support a multitude of instance types for you to scale your database workloads based on your needs (see Amazon RDS DB instance classes and Aurora DB instance classes, respectively). In 2020, AWS announced Amazon M6g and R6g instance types for Amazon RDS and recently announced the […]

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Build proactive database monitoring for Amazon RDS with Amazon CloudWatch Logs, AWS Lambda, and Amazon SNS

Customers running Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) want to shorten the process of accessing database logs and to receive proactive notifications of database alerts. Generally, database administrators have host access to the database servers, which gives them access to the database logs on the host file system, which are used for monitoring and validating […]

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Migrate SQL Server Reporting Services content to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

If you are looking to move your Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) workloads to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server , you will need to migrate your existing reports and SSRS content before you can start running your workloads. In Amazon RDS for SQL Server, just lifting and shifting an existing […]

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The following diagram illustrates a concurrent replica upgrade.

Best practices for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL major upgrades and replicas

When Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) supports a new version of a database engine, you can upgrade your DB instances to the new version. Latest engine versions released by PostgreSQL community contain fixes for bugs, security issues, and data corruption problems. Generally, Amazon RDS aims to support new engine versions shortly after their availability. […]

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With partitioning, the ingestion finishes nearly 50 minutes faster

Designing high-performance time series data tables on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

This post was updated May, 2022 to include resources for forecasting models and insights for time series data. Many organizations need to store time series data. Some organizations have applications designed to store and query large amounts of time series data such as collecting metrics from a fleet of internet of things (IoT) devices. Others […]

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The following diagram shows a simple setup where you have a single VPC.

Using Amazon RDS for SQL Server in a hybrid cloud environment

A common use case in an enterprise cloud database adoption strategy is to move your database workloads to the cloud first, while slowly moving the rest of your applications in batches. This post looks into the various possible scenarios and configurations you can use when accessing an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL […]

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Orchestrating database refreshes for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora

The database refresh process consists of recreating of a target database using a consistent data copy of a source database, usually done for test and development purposes. Fully-managed database solutions such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) or Amazon Aurora make it incredibly easy to do that. However, database administrators may need to run […]

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Automating File Transfers to Amazon RDS for Oracle databases

Many integrated Oracle applications use external files as input. Oracle databases access such files via a logical object called a database directory. Apart from accessing the application files, Oracle databases also use database directories to access data pump backups, external tables, reading logs, and more. In the traditional on-premises client-server architecture, the database administrator has […]

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