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Category: Amazon RDS

Migrate Oracle’s XMLDOM package functions to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL using JSON format

Migrating from Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL may be challenging if the application is using the DBMS_XMLDOM package to access XML type objects. This is because the DBMS_XMLDOM package isn’t supported in Aurora PostgreSQL or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Moreover, converting procedures to Aurora PostgreSQL […]

Use a self-hosted Active Directory with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server

Applications utilizing SQL Server can take advantage of integration with Active Directory (AD) and use Windows Authentication. This allows database access to be controlled at the domain level and can simplify account administration. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server supports using AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory for Windows Authentication, and […]

Build Oracle Enterprise Manager with a repository in an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle database

As you migrate Oracle workloads to AWS, you may want to implement Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control, Oracle’s management platform, which provides a single pane of glass for managing Oracle environments. In this post, we provide the architecture and process to implement OEM 13.5 with high availability (HA) with an Amazon Relational Database Service […]

Understanding statistics in PostgreSQL

July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. PostgreSQL has become the preferred open-source relational database for many enterprise developers and startups, and powers leading business and mobile applications. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Database statistics play a key role in […]

Build high availability for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle using read replicas

A high availability solution for the database stack is an important aspect to consider when migrating or deploying Oracle databases in the AWS Cloud to help ensure that the architecture can meet the service level agreement (SLA) of the application. Unavailability of a critical database can lead to application outage, interruption to business operations, inaccessibility […]

Migrate from Oracle RAC to AWS: Alternatives on AWS

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) are a way of accessing a database from multiple database servers. This provides some added high availability (HA) features over a single-instance database. In this post, we talk about why you might choose Oracle RAC for your Oracle databases, and the different ways to implement similar architecture on AWS while […]

Securely assess database schema migrations using AWS SCT, Amazon RDS for Oracle, and AWS Secrets Manager

Database migration is a multi-step process comprised of assess, mobilize, and modernize phases with different tools and technologies involved. You can use tools such as AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to accelerate each of these phases. An important part of AWS SCT is the report that it […]

Scale modern serverless applications with Amazon RDS Proxy for SQL Server

Many applications, including those built on modern serverless architectures, can have a large number of open connections to the database server and may open and close database connections at a high rate, exhausting database memory and compute resources. Databases can also suffer from transient failures, impacting application availability. Finally, applications need to maintain database credentials to […]

Connect an on-premises application server to Amazon RDS on Outposts

AWS Outposts rack brings native AWS services to virtually any customer data center or on-premises facility. Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to customer premises. In this post, we detail the connectivity required to connect on-premises applications to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on Outposts. For […]

Convert­ Oracle partitions and sub-partitions to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Organizations are looking to migrate on-premises Oracle database workloads to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Most heterogeneous database migrations present unique challenges. One among them is converting Oracle schemas with partitioned (and sub-partitioned) tables to PostgreSQL-compatible partitioned tables. PostgreSQL declarative partitioning is a flexible way to manage […]