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Category: Amazon RDS

Work with files in Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

An Oracle to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL migration into the AWS Cloud can be a 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 […]

Analyze database performance with Amazon CloudWatch metric streams

February 9, 2024: Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose has been renamed to Amazon Data Firehose. Read the AWS What’s New post to learn more. With the announcement of Amazon CloudWatch Metric Streams, you can now stream near-real-time metrics data to a destination such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Metric Streams supports two primary use […]

Implement high availability for Oracle Enterprise Manager in the AWS Cloud

As you migrate Oracle workloads to AWS, you may want to implement Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control in AWS. OEM is Oracle’s management platform, which provides a single pane of glass for managing Oracle environments. In this post, we provide two solutions to implement OEM high availability in AWS. The first solution is Oracle’s […]

Load and unload data without permanently increasing storage space using Amazon RDS for Oracle read replicas

Generally, DBAs use Oracle Data Pump to move data around for activities like migrating existing data from Oracle on-premises to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle or refreshing Oracle on-premises by exporting data from Amazon RDS for Oracle. As of this writing, after you create an RDS DB instance, you can’t decrease the […]

Implement Oracle Database Resident Connection Pool with Amazon RDS for Oracle

This post describes how to configure Oracle Database Resident Connection Pool (DRCP) in an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle environment. You can use DRCP with application servers that can’t do middle-tier connection pooling. You can also use DRCP to manage hundreds or thousands of database connections from clients spread across multiple application […]

Monitor errors in Amazon Aurora MySQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL using Amazon CloudWatch and send notifications using Amazon SNS

May 2023: This post was reviewed and updated for accuracy. Monitoring databases is essential for any DBA, from dev-test databases to mission-critical databases. You want to capture system and user-defined events for monitoring and troubleshooting problems related to your database instance. MySQL records these events in error logs. In this post, we show you how […]

Schedule jobs with pg_cron on your Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora for PostgreSQL databases

Scheduling jobs is an important part of every database environment. On a traditional on-premises database, you can schedule database maintenance jobs on the operating system where the database runs. When you migrate your databases to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) or Amazon Aurora, you lose the ability to log in to the host and […]

Managed disaster recovery with Amazon RDS for SQL Server using cross-Region automated backups

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports managed disaster recovery (DR) using Amazon RDS cross-Region automated backups. This feature extends the existing Amazon RDS backup functionality, giving you the ability to set up automatic replication of system snapshots and transaction logs from a primary AWS Region to a secondary Region. The […]

Automate post-database creation scripts or steps in an Amazon RDS for Oracle database

In some cases, Database Administrators (DBAs) need to run post-database creation steps such as running SQL statements for creating users and database objects, resetting passwords, or standardizing Oracle database builds. This is mainly done during the database creation phase of new application deployment or during database refreshes that occur in non-production environments. AWS CloudFormation gives […]