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Set Oracle diagnostics system events on Amazon RDS for Oracle

With Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle, you can now set Oracle diagnostic events parameters requested by Oracle Support at the system level to enable Oracle to dump additional diagnostics information from the database instance on the Oracle database Ora-errors or process context of a malfunctioning process. You can set these events parameters […]

Security auditing in Amazon RDS for Oracle: Part 2

Security auditing is an effective method of enforcing strong internal controls that can enable you to monitor business operations to find activities that may deviate from company policy and meet various regulatory compliance requirements. Security auditing allows you to record the activity on the database for future examination and is one part of an overall […]

Security auditing in Amazon RDS for Oracle: Part 1

Due to compliance requirements and increasing security threats, security auditing has become more important to implement than ever before. Security auditing is an effective method of enforcing strong internal controls that enable you to monitor business operations to find any activities that may deviate from company policy and meet various regulatory compliance requirements. Security auditing […]

Schema and code validator for Oracle to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL migration

Database migration is a sequence of steps from assessment through cutover. One of the key challenges that a migration engineer or an application team may face is validating the migrated database objects like tables, indexes, constraints, procedures, and functions. It is a time-consuming manual task to validate database objects during heterogeneous migration. You have to […]

Deploy Amazon RDS databases for applications in Kubernetes

The Kubernetes container orchestration system provides numerous resources for managing applications in distributed environments. Many of these applications need a searchable storage system for their data that is secure, durable, and performant. Developers want to focus on continuously improving their apps rather than having to worry about the operational functions of their databases. They also […]

Physical migration of Oracle databases to Amazon RDS Custom using Data Guard

This blog post was reviewed and updated May 2022. In the first post of this series, we showed you how to perform a physical migration of an Oracle database into Amazon RDS Custom using the RMAN duplicate tool. In this post, we walk through the steps to migrate Oracle databases into Amazon RDS Custom using […]

Physical migration of Oracle databases to Amazon RDS Custom using RMAN duplication

This blog post was reviewed and updated May 2022. Organizations are moving their self-managed Oracle databases to AWS managed database services to modernize their applications and gain access to cloud services. With Amazon RDS Custom, you now have the privileges needed to perform a physical migration of your Oracle database into Amazon Relational Database Service […]

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Profile Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL code using plprofiler

July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. PostgreSQL is considered to be the primary open-source database choice when migrating from commercial databases such as Oracle. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Identifying slow queries and tuning for better performance is an […]

Restore Amazon RDS for Oracle to a self-managed infrastructure using RMAN duplication

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, scale a relational database in the cloud. It takes care of installation, storage provisioning, management, OS and database patching, backup and restore automatically. This helps you focus your efforts on where you can […]

Restore an Amazon RDS for Oracle instance to a self-managed instance

Fully managed database services often bring lots of benefits to customers for running their database workload in the cloud, such as easy administration and high scalability, availability, and durability. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle database […]