Category: Amazon RDS
July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. One of the key benefits of AWS is the flexibility to provision the number of resources an application needs and scale up or down as requirements change. This requires monitoring your current resource utilization and having a policy to take actions when required. Without these proactive measures […]
November 2022: This post was reviewed and updated for accuracy. Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 is an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora. Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 scales instantly from hundreds to hundreds-of-thousands of transactions in a fraction of a second. As it scales, it adjusts capacity in fine-grained increments to provide just the right amount […]
Join us at re:Invent 2020, a free 3-week virtual conference, from November 30 to December 18. This year’s virtual conference is going to be the industry event of the year, offering five keynotes, 18 leadership sessions, and unlimited access to hundreds of sessions, including 10 sessions on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). In this […]
July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. At Amazon, we listen to our customers and work backward from your needs. Our AWS Database Specialist Solutions Architect team helps you architect your database landscape. In this post, we address 11 frequently asked questions with videos from our Database Specialist Solutions Architects. Let’s begin the learning […]
The purpose of this post is to maintain continuous transactional replication from an on-premises or Amazon EC2 hosted SQL Server instance to an RDS for SQL Server DB instance in the Multi-AZ configuration when a host replacement occurs during maintenance activities or failover events.
We’re happy to announce that Amazon RDS for SQL Server now fully supports SQL Server Database Mail. Before this release, you needed to use a variety of work-arounds to enable Database Mail, such as using linked servers. With the release of Database Mail for SQL Server, you can enable Database Mail seamlessly by using database parameter groups. Database Mail is one of the heavily used features in Microsoft SQL Server. Database Mail enables you to send messages from the SQL Server to users by using a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server. In this post, you learn how to configure Database Mail and send emails from an RDS for SQL Server DB instance via Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES).
This post provides a solution for migrating your on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using the SQL Server backup and restore method in conjunction with AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to minimize downtime. This method is useful when you have to migrate the database code objects, including views, stored procedures, and functions, as part of the database migration.
This post discusses how to fine-tune some parameters in Amazon RDS for SQL Server to improve the performance of critical database systems. The recommended values are applicable to most environments; however, you can tune them further to fit your specific workloads. We recommend changing one or two parameters at a time and monitoring them to see the impact.
This post discusses cross-account design options and considerations for managing Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) secrets that are stored in AWS Secrets Manager. Amazon RDS is a managed service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database on AWS. Secrets Manager helps you securely store, encrypt, manage, rotate, and […]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2019 for Express, Web, Standard, and Enterprise Editions. You can use SQL Server 2019 features such as Accelerated Database Recovery, Intelligent Query Processing, Intelligent Performance, Monitoring improvements, and Resumable Online Index creations. The purpose of this post is to: Summarize the new features in SQL […]