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Category: Amazon RDS

Optimized bulk loading in Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

In this post, we present several bulk data loading strategies optimized for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL. Although general optimization guides for bulk data loading into PostgreSQL are widely available, we illustrate how to apply these strategies in an Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL context. First, a word of caution. No combination of […]

Validate database objects after migrating from IBM Db2 LUW to Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL

Migrating your database from IBM Db2 LUW to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition is a complex, multistage process, which usually includes assessment, database schema conversion, data migration, functional testing, performance tuning, and many other steps spanning across the stages. You can use AWS […]

Upgrading from Amazon RDS for MariaDB version 10.2

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MariaDB 10.2 major version is reaching end of life (EOL) on October 15, 2022. The end-of-life process ends standard support for this version. We recommend that you upgrade all MariaDB 10.2 DB instances to MariaDB 10.3 or higher as soon as possible. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) […]

Use native SQL Server log shipping and PowerShell scripts to synchronize data to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. Enterprises are migrating their Microsoft SQL Server workloads to AWS fully managed database services like Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server, which makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployment in the cloud. There are a few native Microsoft SQL Server […]

Handle empty strings when migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL

An Oracle-to-PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. AWS offers services that make PostgreSQL database deployments easy to set up, manage, and scale for the cloud in a cost-efficient manner. These services are Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) […]

Configure SQL Server replication between Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server and Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system (OS) and database (DB) environment. Amazon RDS Custom is now available for the SQL Server database engine. Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server automates setup, operation, […]

Migrate your SAP ASE (Sybase ASE) database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Customers running their workload on SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Sybase ASE) databases often ask us how they can modernize their workload as they move to AWS with minimum application changes. Customers who want to keep Transact-SQL (T-SQL) as their preferred database programming language and Tabular Data Stream (TDS) as their communication protocol can take advantage […]

Enable near real-time notifications from Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL by using database triggers, AWS Lambda, and Amazon SNS

In this post, we show you how to push a database DML (Data Manipulation Language) event from an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition table out to downstream applications, by using a PostgreSQL database trigger, an AWS Lambda, and Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). Aurora PostgreSQL is a PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud that […]

Gartner recognizes Amazon RDS in new report

Industry analyst firm Gartner has published Solution Scorecard for Amazon Relational Database Service, with AWS earning an industry-best 95 rating, including 100% of required criteria by Gartner for an operational database platform as a service (dbPaaS). The report focuses on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), the AWS managed relational database service designed to dramatically […]

Deploy Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts with Multi-AZ high availability

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) recently announced support of highly available configurations with Multi-AZ instance deployments for PostgreSQL and MySQL on AWS Outposts. In this post, we go over the process for creating an RDS database instance with Multi-AZ instance deployments. Overview of Multi-AZ deployments With Multi-AZ instance deployments on Outposts, Amazon RDS creates […]