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Category: Amazon RDS

Achieve a high-performance migration to Amazon RDS for Oracle from on-premises Oracle with AWS DMS

Many customers deploy the Oracle Database to an on-premises data centers running general purpose hardware or a highly customized Oracle Exadata hardware. These Oracle database customers are now looking to migrate to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle, which is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, […]

Best practices and parameter configuration for enhanced performance on Amazon RDS Custom for SQL server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system and database (DB) environment. It helps automate the setup, operation, and scaling of databases in the cloud while granting access to the database and underlying operating […]

Reduce data archiving costs for compliance by automating Amazon RDS snapshot exports to Amazon S3

Many customers use AWS Backup to automatically create Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS and Aurora) database snapshots. RDS database snapshots are a convenient way to protect your data and make it easy to recover in the event of an accident or disaster. If you’re using RDS Snapshots for long-term archival to meet compliance requirements […]

Deploy Amazon RDS Proxy for SQL Server with IAM authentication

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy service. You don’t need to provision or manage any additional infrastructure to start using RDS Proxy. In addition to this, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) completely manages maintenance activities for RDS Proxy such as upgrades and patching, which are carried out gradually in […]

Set up Always Encrypted with Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Customers within a variety of industries (healthcare and life sciences, financial services, and retail, among others) require a stronger security posture. Particularly, if the databases being hosted contain sensitive data such as credit card numbers or national identification numbers (for example, US Social Security numbers), providing a solution that allows you to encrypt this data […]

Key considerations while migrating bulk operations from Oracle to PostgreSQL

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. Amazon DMA has assisted thousands of customers globally to migrate their workloads (database and application) to AWS databases and analytics services. In this post, we […]

Multitenant best practices for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system and database environment. Amazon RDS Custom now supports the Oracle Multitenant option on Oracle Database version 19c using Enterprise Edition. With this release, an RDS Custom for […]

Migrate Oracle bulk binds to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

To migrate an Oracle database to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, you usually need to perform both automated and manual tasks. The automated tasks include schema conversion and data migration, which can be handled with the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), respectively. The manual tasks involve post-schema AWS […]

How to use CloudWatch Logs Insights on Amazon RDS for Oracle log files for real-time analysis

Most database engines log error messages, warnings, traces, and audit statements. Database observability and monitoring are achieved by tracking this log information and taking proactive and reactive actions, such as allocating space when it is low, or stopping sessions causing exclusive locks or connection storms. In Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle, alert […]

Introducing Optimized Reads for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

In March 2022, we introduced a new Multi-AZ deployment option for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL, called Multi-AZ DB clusters. This deployment option increases read capacity with two readable standby instances, and improves write transaction latency and failover times. The optimization of transaction latency uses local storage on purpose-built Amazon Elastic Compute […]