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Category: Amazon RDS

Replicate and transform data in Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL across multiple Regions using AWS DMS

Global organizations that operate and do business in many countries need to be compliant with data sovereignty and other compliance rules like GDPR. For example, you may want to replicate data to other Regions while at the same time removing certain columns to adhere to privacy laws within a country. In this post, we demonstrate […]


Automate benchmark tests for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Optimizing a database is an important activity for new and existing application workloads. You need to take cost, operations, performance, security, and reliability into consideration. Conducting benchmark tests help with these considerations. With Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, you can run multiple benchmark tests with different transaction characteristics matching your data access patterns. In this post, […]

Post-migration steps and best practices for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks, such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications, so you can give them the […]

Migrating to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using transactional replication with native backup and restore: Part 3

If you have large mission-critical workloads running on an on-premises Microsoft SQL Server database, you may be looking for ways to migrate to AWS with minimal to near-zero downtime. In this post, we show you a solution for migrating your on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon Relational Database (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server using the […]

Set up highly available PgBouncer and HAProxy with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL readers

Relational database engines are typically monolithic by design, therefore the easiest method to horizontally scale a workload on them is to scale read operations with multiple read replicas. Some of the strongest motivations for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition adoption include low replication lag and the ability to spin up a reader node in minutes regardless […]

Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle database snapshots

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle provides the option to take manual DB snapshots of your databases. These DB snapshots may have to be retained for regulatory purposes or just as backups taken before any major database or application activities like upgrades or releases. When you create a DB snapshot, the snapshot is […]

Upgrade your Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL database, Part 2: Using the pglogical extension

This is the second of a two-part post. In Part 1, we discussed various approaches to upgrade Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition databases and explained the high-level steps in these approaches. In this post, we demonstrate how to upgrade an RDS for PostgreSQL database using the pglogical […]

Upgrade your Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL database, Part 1: Comparing upgrade approaches

If you need to upgrade your Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition database to a newer version, you can choose from in-place and out-of-place upgrade options. You may prefer either in-place upgrades (where you don’t have to create a new DB instance) or out-of-place upgrades depending on the […]

Speed up time series data ingestion by partitioning tables on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

In the post Designing high-performance time series data tables on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, we explained how to use partitioned tables as a strategy to improve performance when handling time series data. In this post, we focus on data ingestion and why partitioned tables help with data ingestion. PostgreSQL has had the ability to handle […]

Building a data discovery solution with Amundsen and Amazon Neptune

This blog post was last reviewed or updated May, 2022. September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. In this post, we discuss the need for a metadata and data lineage tool and the problems it solves, how to rapidly deploy it in the language you prefer using […]