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Category: Amazon RDS

Effectively migrating LOB data to Amazon S3 from Amazon RDS for Oracle with AWS DMS

In this post, I walk through an effective way to migrate and continuously replicate tables with LOB columns from Amazon RDS for Oracle to Amazon S3 using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). This service helps you migrate on-premises databases to AWS quickly and securely. In this post, we explore its heterogeneous replication feature.

Using logical replication to replicate managed Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora to self-managed PostgreSQL

  PostgreSQL version 10 introduced several exciting features and improvements to the existing landscape of PostgreSQL. One such feature is logical replication using a publish and subscribe framework. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. This post discusses how to use the existing framework to create a self-managed […]

Amazon RDS for SQL Server reduces prices on Enterprise Edition in the Multi-AZ configuration

We’re pleased to announce that Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server is reducing the price for both the On-Demand and Reserved DB Instances prices on Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ. The On-Demand prices have been reduced by an average by 25% across the latest generation of instance classes, which include the M5, R5, T3, X1, X1e, and Z1d. The Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ On-Demand price reduction is retroactive to July 1, 2020. The impacted Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ Reserved DB Instances purchased after August 1, 2020 will have the updated prices.

Cross-Region disaster recovery of Amazon RDS for SQL Server

December 2022: Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports cross-Region read replicas. Amazon RDS for SQL Server makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment. For your enterprise workloads, which depend on Amazon RDS for SQL Server, you need an effective disaster recovery […]

Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances from 11.2.0.4 to 19c

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle provides newer versions of databases so you can keep your DB instances up-to-date. These versions can include bug fixes, security enhancements, and other improvements. When Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new version, you can choose how and when to upgrade your DB instances. As you may […]

Customizing security parameters on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can now use database (DB) parameters to configure security protocols and ciphers on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. You can configure various security protocols and ciphers available for your RDS SQL Server instance. You can also choose to enable or disable certain TLS versions or ciphers, such as RC4 stream cipher, based on your […]

Setting up passwordless login from Amazon EC2 Windows and Linux instances to Amazon RDS Oracle database instances

In today’s world, every organization uses a centralized location to store and manage user credentials. The most commonly used service for this is Microsoft Active Directory (AD). Organizations use LDAP protocol to authenticate users to their peripheral devices, but fewer companies use this centralized credential store to allow users to log in to their databases. […]

Understanding autovacuum in Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL environments

January 2024: This post was reviewed and updated for accuracy. PostgreSQL has become the preferred open-source relational database for many enterprise developers and startups, and powers leading business and mobile applications. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora as fully managed relational database services. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL […]

Improving application availability with Amazon RDS Proxy

One of the benefits of Amazon RDS Proxy is that it can improve application recovery time after database failovers. While RDS Proxy supports both MySQL as well as PostgreSQL engines, in this post, we will use a MySQL test workload to demonstrate how RDS Proxy reduces client recovery time after failover by up to 79% […]

Managing inactive Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL users

July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. Data is one of the most precious assets for any organization, and keeping data secure is always the top priority. One common security requirement for databases is to restrict user access—if a database user is compromised, it can cause significant damage to your data. You should follow […]