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Category: Amazon RDS

Hidden dangers of duplicate key violations in PostgreSQL and how to avoid them

A common coding strategy is to have multiple application servers attempt to insert the same data into the same table at the same time and rely on the database unique constraint to prevent duplication. The “duplicate key violates unique constraint” error notifies the caller that a retry is needed. This seems like an intuitive approach, […]

Automate PostgreSQL log exports to Amazon S3 using extensions

Do you want to copy or archive your Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition logs directly to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)? Does your organization have the regulatory requirements to audit all the DDL or DML activity against your RDS for PostgreSQL database? With the addition of […]

Migrate from Amazon RDS for Oracle to Aurora PostgreSQL or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL using this self-service guide

Today, we’re introducing the Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (DMA) Connect program which is designed to help you migrate from Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Migration to Amazon RDS for Oracle is a common first step for many customers making their foray into […]

Consolidate data from identical SQL Server databases into a single Amazon RDS for SQL Server database using AWS DMS

Organizations often choose from commonly used migration strategies for their on-premises to cloud migration. The choice depends on various factors, including target state goals and business outcomes (for more information, see Your cloud transformation journey). In this post, we discuss a re-platforming strategy where you consolidate data from multiple on-premises SQL Server database servers to […]

Automate Amazon RDS backups using the Oracle RMAN utility and upload backup files to Amazon S3

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle creates automated snapshots and allows creation of user-initiated manual snapshots in a Region. In addition, Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Oracle native backup tools like Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) and Oracle Data Pump. Many organizations spend considerable time and resources to manage and maintain database backups to […]

Implementing table partitioning in Oracle Standard Edition: Part 2

Organizations are adopting the cloud as a standard and actively evaluating their database needs. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a managed service that makes it easy to quickly create Oracle database instances, enabling you to migrate existing on-premises workloads to the cloud. Migration from on-premises Oracle Database to Amazon RDS for […]

Migration options for MySQL to Amazon RDS for MySQL or Amazon Aurora MySQL

MySQL is one of the most popular open-source relational databases in the world. Many customers choose to run their MySQL workload in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL because it takes care of heavy lifting tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, configuration, monitoring, backups, and scaling. Amazon Aurora is a great […]

IAM authentication with Amazon RDS for MariaDB

In 2018, we introduced the ability to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication to manage database access for Amazon Relational Database Service for MySQL (Amazon RDS for MySQL), Amazon Relational Database Service for PostgreSQL (Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL), Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition, and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. This feature allows you to use […]

Rethink Oracle Standard Edition Two on Amazon RDS for Oracle

Organizations are adopting the cloud as the standard and actively evaluating their database needs. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a managed service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle deployments in the cloud. This helps migrate your legacy Oracle database to Amazon RDS for Oracle and, as […]

Integrate Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle with Amazon EFS

As customers migrate their Oracle databases to the AWS Cloud, they often need a shared file system to be available on their Oracle database systems either to share files between the database and application servers or as a staging location to keep backups, data loads, and more. Amazon RDS Custom automates database administration tasks and […]