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Category: Amazon RDS

Best practices for configuring parameters for Amazon RDS for MySQL, part 1: Parameters related to performance

With Amazon RDS for MySQL, you can deploy scalable MySQL servers in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity. Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including backups, software patching, monitoring, scaling, and replication. Most Amazon RDS for MySQL users don’t need to change the values […]

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The most-viewed AWS Database Blog posts in 2018

The following 10 posts were the most viewed AWS Database Blog posts that we published during 2018. You can use this list as a guide to catch up on your Database Blog reading, or read a post again that you found particularly useful. Query your AWS database from your serverless application How the AWS Schema […]

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Best practices for migrating an Oracle database to Amazon RDS PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL: Target database considerations for the PostgreSQL environment

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a complex multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. This blog post is the third in a series that discusses high-level aspects about the components to consider for a database migration. The series doesn’t […]

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Best practices for migrating an Oracle database to Amazon RDS PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL: Source database considerations for the Oracle and AWS DMS CDC environment

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in AWS Cloud can be a complex multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. To better understand details of the complexities involved, see the AWS Database Blog post Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start? This blog […]

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Best practices for migrating an Oracle database to Amazon RDS PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL: Migration process and infrastructure considerations

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a complex multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. This blog series covers the environment and configuration setups for your source Oracle database, the AWS Database Migration (AWS DMS) service, and the target PostgreSQL […]

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How to use CloudWatch metrics to decide between General Purpose or Provisioned IOPS for your RDS database

In this blog post, I talk about how you can use Amazon CloudWatch metrics to understand when you might benefit from provisioned IOPS, also known as IO1 volumes, for highest performance mission-critical database workloads. I start by setting up a test case that simulates a nonbursting consistent high-write workload. I compare performance between a database […]

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Powering up Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server – How Under Armour runs Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

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 an SMTP server. The solution described here will help you use Database Mail if your SQL Server workload is on Amazon RDS. You can use Database Mail […]

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