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Category: Amazon RDS

Build high-performance functions in Rust on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL now supports trusted PL/Rust, allowing developers to safely build high-performance database functions in the Rust programming language. PL/Rust is an open-source project that lets you write Rust code that runs directly inside a PostgreSQL database, and provides support for PostgreSQL features such as running queries, writing trigger […]

Automate the configuration of Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using AWS Systems Manager

In our previous post Use a self-hosted Active Directory with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server, we explained the manual steps to join Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server to a self-hosted Active Directory. We highlighted the importance of using repeatable, idempotent scripts because changes would be lost on new instances, […]

Migrate generated columns to PostgreSQL using AWS Database Migration Service

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. In this post, we share Amazon DMA’s approach to migrate generated columns to PostgreSQL implementations, such as Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible […]

Handle IDENTITY columns in AWS DMS: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how the IDENTITY column is used in different relational database management systems. In this post, we focus on how AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) handles tables with IDENTITY column. For the source database, AWS DMS captures the IDENTITY column as a regular column. For the target […]

Handle IDENTITY columns in AWS DMS: Part 1

In relational database management systems, an IDENTITY column is a column in a table that is made up of values generated automatically by the database at the time of data insertion. Although different systems handle the implementation of IDENTITY columns differently, they share some common characteristics. In most cases, the value of the IDENTITY column […]

a-tune accelerates their AWS migrations using migration strategy and implementation plans from Amazon Database Migration Accelerator

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. In this post, we share how the Amazon DMA team helped a-tune accelerate their migrations to AWS Databases and Analytics services. a-tune offers data and […]

Migrate Oracle database workloads from Amazon RDS for Oracle to Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle

Customers who prefer to host their Oracle database workloads in a managed service such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle or Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle do so because of the benefits offered by managed services. One of the major features that customers love about Amazon RDS for Oracle is the ease […]

Track engine version upgrades in Amazon RDS for Oracle using the customer visible events

In Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), an RDS event indicates a change in the environment. These events are delivered in real-time to Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon EventBridge. RDS events are notifications that are triggered by specific database events in Amazon RDS. These events can include automated backups, security updates, maintenance windows, and other changes […]

Make configuration changes to an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle instance: Part 3

With the flexibility of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle, you can customize your database, underlying server, and operating system configurations to support the various requirements of your workloads. In this series, we discuss best practices and step-by-step instructions to perform common customizations on Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle without breaking the […]

Federated query support for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – Part 2

This post is a continuation of Federated query support for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – Part 1. To recap, in 2003, the SQL standard added a new specification called SQL/MED (SQL Management of External Data). In 2011, PostgreSQL 9.1 was released with read-only support of this standard, and PostgreSQL 9.3 added […]