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Best practices for using a MySQL read replica to upgrade an Amazon RDS for MySQL database

December, 2022: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments to help you with safer, simpler, and faster updates to your Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS databases. Blue/Green Deployments create a fully managed staging environment that allows you to deploy and test production changes, keeping your current production database safe. Learn […]

Migrating an on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS on VMware using SQL Server native backup and restore

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on VMware delivers managed SQL Server databases in on-premises VMware environments. Managing SQL Server can be complex and time-consuming, but RDS on VMware makes it easy to provision, scale, and operate SQL Server in VMware vSphere clusters. You can migrate your existing on-premises SQL Server databases to RDS on […]

Federated query support for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most widely used database engines and is supported by a very large and active community. It’s a viable open-source option to use compared to many commercial databases, which require heavy license costs. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition are AWS managed offerings that […]

Migrating SQL Server to Amazon RDS using native backup and restore

Running Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) automates time-consuming administration tasks such as installation, disk provisioning and management, patching, minor and major version upgrades, and backup and recovery of your SQL Server databases. Amazon RDS also offers high availability using a Multi-AZ solution, replicating data synchronously across different Availability Zones. Currently, […]

Creating an Amazon CloudWatch dashboard to monitor Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora MySQL

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. A highly performant database is key to delivering latency SLAs, so monitoring is critical. Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and observability service built for DevOps engineers, developers, site reliability engineers (SREs), and IT managers. […]

Optimizing costs in Amazon RDS

One of the key benefits  of AWS is the flexibility to provision the number of resources an application needs and scale up or down as requirements change. This requires monitoring your current resource utilization and having a policy to take actions when required. Without these proactive measures in place, you can end up under-provisioning or […]

Best practices for working with Amazon Aurora Serverless v1

November 2022: This post was reviewed and updated for accuracy. Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 is an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora. Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 scales instantly from hundreds to hundreds-of-thousands of transactions in a fraction of a second. As it scales, it adjusts capacity in fine-grained increments to provide just the right amount […]

Explore what’s in store for Amazon RDS at re:Invent 2020

Join us at re:Invent 2020, a free 3-week virtual conference, from November 30 to December 18. This year’s virtual conference is going to be the industry event of the year, offering five keynotes, 18 leadership sessions, and unlimited access to hundreds of sessions, including 10 sessions on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). In this […]

Exploring frequently asked questions with AWS Database Solutions Architects

At Amazon, we listen to our customers and work backward from your needs. Our AWS Database Specialist Solutions Architect team helps you architect your database landscape. In this post, we address 11 frequently asked questions with videos from our Database Specialist Solutions Architects. Let’s begin the learning journey! Migrating to managed database services First, let’s […]