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Category: Amazon RDS

Integrating Amazon RDS for Oracle with Amazon S3 using S3_integration

Amazon RDS for Oracle gives you the full benefits of a managed service solution. You can use the lift-and-shift approach to migrate your legacy Oracle database to Amazon RDS for Oracle and, as a result, reduce the need to refactor and change existing application components. Data warehouse (DW) extraction is an integral part of most […]

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Your guide to Amazon RDS sessions, workshops, and chalk talks at AWS re:Invent 2019

AWS re:Invent is less than three weeks away. This post includes a complete list of Amazon RDS sessions, workshops, and chalk talks at AWS re:Invent 2019. Use the information on this page to help schedule your conference week in Las Vegas this year. Level 200 – Introductory DAT202-R – What’s new in Amazon Aurora Amazon […]

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Running sysbench on RDS MySQL, RDS MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora MySQL via SSL/TLS

sysbench is an ideal tool for running synthetic benchmarking on MySQL compatible databases. The Amazon Aurora Performance Assessment Technical Guide helps you assess the performance of Amazon Aurora MySQL by using sysbench. However, if you want to run sysbench on MySQL-compatible databases running on RDS or Aurora via SSL/TLS, you also need to consider some […]

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Amazon RDS now supports detailed backup storage billing

Recently, AWS announced the general availability of the Amazon RDS detailed backup storage billing feature. This feature applies to PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and SQL Server database engines. Before the release of this feature, Amazon RDS backup charges were presented as a single-line item per Region on the monthly bill. However, it was hard to […]

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Building an AWS CloudFormation custom resource to manage Amazon RDS point-in-time recovery

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 business logic and application features, leaving the heavy lifting to AWS. […]

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Securing data in Amazon RDS using AWS KMS encryption

This post has been reviewed and/or updated on June 2022. Data privacy is essential for organizations in all industries. Encryption services provide one standard method of protecting data from unauthorized access. However, encryption changes data in a way that makes it unreadable without the correct decryption key. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) can encrypt […]

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Best practices for Amazon RDS PostgreSQL replication

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL enables you to easily configure replicas of your source PostgreSQL instance to clear your read load and to create disaster recovery (DR) resources. You can configure Read Replicas within the same Region as the source or in a different Region. When you use an RDS PostgreSQL Read Replica instance, you both […]

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Best storage practices for running production workloads on hosted databases with Amazon RDS or Amazon EC2

AWS offers multiple options to host your databases serving OLTP workloads – host your own managed database on Amazon EC2 instances or use Amazon RDS managed by AWS. RDS manages high availability, automated backups, database upgrades, OS patches, security, and read replica. RDS also offers the cloud-native option Amazon Aurora database engine, which is compatible […]

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Deliver Amazon RDS Performance Insights counter metrics to a third-party Application Performance Monitoring service provider using Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Stream

This blog post was last reviewed or updated February, 2022. The updated version shown below is based on working backwards from a customer need to use RDS Performance Insights metrics in their APM tool for database observability. Amazon RDS Performance Insights is a feature that monitors Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) database instances so […]

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Select the right encryption options for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora database engines

Customers are increasingly choosing to encrypt their AWS Cloud databases and data stores by default. This trend is only gaining speed with the evolving meaning of sensitive data (personally identifiable information [PII], etc.) within various regulatory frameworks. Customers also ask AWS for guidance on how to best adopt the latest database encryption options, while maintaining […]

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