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Category: Amazon RDS

Using Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

We’re happy to announce that Amazon RDS for SQL Server now fully supports SQL Server Database Mail. Before this release, you needed to use a variety of work-arounds to enable Database Mail, such as using linked servers. With the release of Database Mail for SQL Server, you can enable Database Mail seamlessly by using database parameter groups. Database Mail is one of the heavily used features in Microsoft SQL Server. Database Mail enables you to send messages from the SQL Server to users by using a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server. In this post, you learn how to configure Database Mail and send emails from an RDS for SQL Server DB instance via Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES).

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Migrating your SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using AWS DMS

This post provides a solution for migrating your on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using the SQL Server backup and restore method in conjunction with AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to minimize downtime. This method is useful when you have to migrate the database code objects, including views, stored procedures, and functions, as part of the database migration.

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Best practices for configuring performance parameters for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

This post discusses how to fine-tune some parameters in Amazon RDS for SQL Server to improve the performance of critical database systems. The recommended values are applicable to most environments; however, you can tune them further to fit your specific workloads. We recommend changing one or two parameters at a time and monitoring them to see the impact.

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Design patterns to access cross-account secrets stored in AWS Secrets Manager

This post discusses cross-account design options and considerations for managing Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) secrets that are stored in AWS Secrets Manager. Amazon RDS is a managed service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database on AWS. Secrets Manager helps you securely store, encrypt, manage, rotate, and […]

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Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports SQL Server 2019

Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2019 for Express, Web, Standard, and Enterprise Editions. You can use SQL Server 2019 features such as Accelerated Database Recovery, Intelligent Query Processing, Intelligent Performance, Monitoring improvements, and Resumable Online Index creations. The purpose of this post is to: Summarize the new features in SQL […]

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Implementing table partitioning in Oracle Standard Edition: Part 1

Oracle table partitioning is a commonly used feature to manage large tables and improve SELECT query performance. Oracle partitioning is only available in the Oracle EE Extra cost option. This post demonstrates how to implement a partitioning feature for tables in Oracle Standard Edition (Oracle SE) using a single view accessing multiple sub-tables and the INSTEAD OF trigger.

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Analyzing performance management in Oracle SE using Amazon RDS for Oracle

Organizations are aggressively adopting cloud as a standard and actively evaluating their database needs. Amazon RDS for Oracle is a managed service that makes it easy to quickly create Oracle Database instances, enabling you to migrate existing on-premises workloads to the cloud. Migration from on-premises Oracle Database to Amazon RDS for Oracle is quick because […]

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Managing your SQL plan in Oracle SE with Amazon RDS for Oracle

Organizations are aggressively adopting the cloud as the standard and actively evaluating their database needs. Amazon RDS for Oracle is a managed service that makes it easy to quickly create Oracle Database instances, enabling you to migrate existing on-premises workloads to the cloud. Migration from on-premises Oracle Database to Amazon RDS for Oracle is quick […]

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Effectively migrating LOB data to Amazon S3 from Amazon RDS for Oracle with AWS DMS

In this post, I walk through an effective way to migrate and continuously replicate tables with LOB columns from Amazon RDS for Oracle to Amazon S3 using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). This service helps you migrate on-premises databases to AWS quickly and securely. In this post, we explore its heterogeneous replication feature.

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Using logical replication to replicate managed Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora to self-managed PostgreSQL

  PostgreSQL version 10 introduced several exciting features and improvements to the existing landscape of PostgreSQL. One such feature is logical replication using a publish and subscribe framework. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. This post discusses how to use the existing framework to create a self-managed […]

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