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Category: Amazon RDS

Managing object dependencies in PostgreSQL – Overview and helpful inspection queries (Part 1)

In PostgreSQL, object binding (or dependencies) encompasses the relationships existing among various database elements. These interdependencies hold significant importance when it comes to the management and modification of objects within the database. They ensure that adjustments made to one object don’t inadvertently disrupt other dependent objects. For instance, when a view relies on a table, […]

Scale your relational database for SaaS, Part 2: Sharding and routing

This post is a continuation of our series on scaling your relational database for software as a service (SaaS). SaaS providers commonly use relational databases, such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora, in their solutions. In Part 1, we looked at some common ways to scale or optimize your relational database […]

Scale your relational database for SaaS, Part 1: Common scaling patterns

One of the challenges that software as a service (SaaS) providers face as their business grows is how to maintain their tenants’ experience. This includes ensuring acceptable performance and response times as the tenant base grows. Relational databases, such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora, are commonly used by SaaS providers. […]

Monitor Amazon RDS for Oracle instances using Oracle Enterprise Manager

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it straightforward to set up, operate, and scale Oracle database deployments in the AWS Cloud. Amazon RDS automation manages time-consuming, repetitive administration tasks like provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and compute scaling, allowing you to focus on tasks and […]

Manage AWS DMS with PowerShell

When planning and implementing database migrations to the AWS, one of the phases is data migration, which may involve the usage of a data migration and replication tool such as AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). AWS DMS is a cloud service that enables the migration of relational databases, data warehouses, NoSQL databases, and other […]

Use Single-AZ read replicas in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

In-Region read replicas and cross-Region read replicas are two popular read-scale availability options available in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server. Amazon RDS customers use read replicas to offload their analytical or read-intended transactional workloads from a primary database instance. Previously, read replicas required the primary database instance to be in a […]

Enhance PostgreSQL database security using hooks with Trusted Language Extensions

PostgreSQL has the ability to authenticate user names and passwords using native credentials, though it lacks the ability to enforce specific password complexity and other advanced authentication policies without external identity services like LDAP or Kerberos. Trusted Language Extensions (TLE) for PostgreSQL (pg_tle), an open-source development kit used to build and package extensions, lets you […]

Set up notifications for Amazon RDS pending maintenance actions

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a fully managed database service provided by AWS, enabling you to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. Although Amazon RDS offers seamless database management, it’s critical to stay informed about pending maintenance actions that might impact database availability. Amazon RDS regularly undergoes maintenance activities […]

Monitor query performance with Performance Insights on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is a powerful feature of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that provides real-time and historical insights into your database performance. Whether you’re troubleshooting performance bottlenecks, identifying slow queries, or optimizing your system, Performance Insights is able to help. With Performance Insights, you gain a deeper understanding of your database’s behavior. […]

Performance optimization of full load and ongoing replication tasks from self-managed Db2 to Amazon RDS for Db2

AWS recently announced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Db2 as a supported target for AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). This addition allows you to move your database workloads from self-managed Db2 LUW databases to Amazon RDS for Db2 or another self-managed Db2 LUW instance. By using the migration capabilities of AWS DMS, […]