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Category: Amazon RDS

Create a heterogeneous linked server from Amazon RDS for SQL Server to an Oracle database

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports the Oracle database engine as an external data source to implement heterogeneous linked server configuration and run distributed queries. With this feature, you can now create a linked server configuration between Amazon RDS for SQL Server and an Oracle database instance running in your […]

Migrate Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS to a new AWS Region

At times you may need to migrate your workloads from one AWS Region to another Region. In this post, we highlight best practices for cross-Region migration of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora . We provide prescriptive guidance on migration of various components related to the RDS databases. We also discuss the […]

Migrate ROW CHANGE TIMESTAMP from IBM Db2 for z/OS to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition

Customers migrate their mission-critical legacy on-premises databases based on IBM Db2 for z/OS to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition for its scalability, performance, agility and availability. In heterogeneous database migrations, not all features in the source database are supported or available in the target database. One such […]

Enable Kerberos authentication with Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Part 1

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle allows you the flexibility to configure the database authentication method that can help you meet your security needs. A common and traditional method is to use database authentication via user names and passwords, but this method requires more effort from both administrators and users to manage, […]

Support JSON data using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Java Spring Boot on AWS

Many customers choose Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition to store JSON business objects along with relational transactional data. You can also use the Spring Boot Java framework to implement microservice applications. The Spring Boot framework provides rich features, including auto configuration, dependency injection, metrics measurement, health checks, […]

Migrate on-premises SQL Server to Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using native backup and restore and Amazon S3

Amazon Relational Database Services (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. Amazon RDS Custom is now available for the SQL Server database engine. Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server automates the setup, operation, […]

Achieve database-level point-in-time recovery on Amazon RDS for SQL Server using access to transaction log backups feature

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server makes it simple to set up and operate SQL Server deployments in the cloud by managing time-consuming database administration tasks, including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling. Customers running their Microsoft SQL Server workloads on Amazon RDS for SQL Server ask us how they […]

Enable change data capture on Amazon RDS for MySQL applications that are using XA transactions

XA transactions are not a very familiar concept to lots of people and therefore hardly used. An XA transaction is a two-phase commit protocol that supports distributed transactions that updates multiple relational databases. It involves a transaction manager that monitors this global transaction. XA makes sure that transactional updates are committed in all of the […]

Migrate Oracle hierarchical queries to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

We have seen a number of organizations are migrating their database workloads from commercial database engines to the Amazon Aurora database environment. These organizations have reduced their overall efforts on common database administration tasks, data center maintenance, and have moved away from proprietary database features and commercial licenses. AWS provides the AWS Schema Conversion Tool […]

Validate database objects after migrating from SAP ASE to Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL

In this post, we focus on database object validation for the heterogenous migration from SAP ASE to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition. For schema conversion and migration, you can use AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT). AWS SCT helps convert your database schema […]