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Category: Amazon RDS

Enabling distributed transaction support for domain-joined Amazon RDS for SQL Server instances

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server now supports distributed transactions using Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC). With MSDTC, you can run distributed transactions involving RDS for SQL Server DB instances. This post goes over the most common ways to run distributed transactions when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server using AWS Directory Service […]

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Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can now configure Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in the Tabular model on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. SSAS works in the Single-AZ configuration for both Standard and Enterprise editions using either the 2016 or 2017 SQL Server Major version. If you run SSAS on Amazon EC2, you can save on costs by […]

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Converting the SYSDATE function from Oracle to PostgreSQL

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a complex, multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. For more information about the migration process, see Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start?, Migration process and infrastructure considerations, Source database […]

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Using in-Region read replicas in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports in-Region read replicas, which give you the ability to offload your read workloads from your primary database instance to a replica. Read replicas use the built-in distributed availability groups feature and are available for Enterprise Edition. A distributed availability group is an availability group that spans two separate […]

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Getting started with Amazon RDS managed databases in your on-premises VMware environment

Amazon RDS on VMware extends the managed database experience of AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) to your on-premises VMware environment using the Amazon RDS technology that hundreds of thousands of customers enjoy. This post demonstrates how VMware administrators and database administrators can deploy RDS on VMware environments. It discusses how to prepare your on-premises vSphere […]

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Recap of Amazon RDS and Aurora features launched in 2019

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity. At the same time, it automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications so you […]

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Making better decisions about Amazon RDS with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

If you are using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), you may wonder about how to determine the best time to modify instance configurations. This may include determining configurations such as instance class, storage size, or storage type. Amazon RDS supports various database engines, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and Amazon Aurora. Amazon CloudWatch can […]

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PostgreSQL 12 – A deep dive into some new functionality

The PostgreSQL community continues its consistent cadence of yearly major releases with PostgreSQL 12. PostgreSQL 12 introduces features opening up new development opportunities while simplifying the management of some already robust capabilities, such as new ways to query JSON data, enhancements to indexes, and better performance with partitioned tables. In this post, I take a […]

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Moving on from Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Versions 9.4

Historically, the PostgreSQL community releases a new major version yearly, and with that, has a defined end of life (EOL) policy of older major versions. This allows version and upgrade decisions to be made on dates known well into the future. The community EOL policy is to support a major version for 5 years after […]

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Migrating legacy PostgreSQL databases to Amazon RDS or Aurora PostgreSQL using Bucardo

If you are using PostgreSQL earlier than 9.4, you are using an unsupported version of PostgreSQL, and may have limited options to migrate or replicate your databases in Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. This is primarily because PostgreSQL versions older than 9.4 can’t perform logical replication. Bucardo is an open-source utility that can replicate […]

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