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Category: Amazon RDS

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 […]

Managed disaster recovery and managed reader farm with Amazon RDS for Oracle using Oracle Active Data Guard

Many AWS users are taking advantage of the managed database offerings in the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) portfolio to remove much of the undifferentiated heavy lifting from their day-to-day activities. With Amazon RDS for Oracle, users can significantly reduce the administrative overhead of managing and maintaining an Oracle database. Amazon RDS for Oracle […]

Scheduling and running Amazon RDS jobs with AWS Batch and Amazon CloudWatch rules

Database administrators and developers traditionally schedule scripts to run against databases using the system cron on the host where the database is running. As a managed database service, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) does not provide access to the underlying infrastructure, so if you migrate such workloads from on premises, you must move these jobs. […]

Building data lakes and implementing data retention policies with Amazon RDS snapshot export to Amazon S3

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) helps you easily create, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. In January 2020, AWS announced the ability to export snapshots from Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, and Amazon Aurora MySQL into Amazon S3 in Apache Parquet format. […]

Best practices for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL cross-Region read replicas

October 2023: This post was reviewed and updated for accuracy. One of the managed service offerings of Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is cross-Region read replicas. Cross-Region read replicas enable you to have a disaster recovery solution, scaling read database workload, and cross-Region migration. You can create a cross-Region read replica by using the Amazon RDS […]

Migrating PostgreSQL from on-premises or Amazon EC2 to Amazon RDS using logical replication

PostgreSQL is one of the most advanced popular open-source relational database systems. With more than 30 years of development work, PostgreSQL has proven to be a highly reliable and robust database that can handle a large number of complicated data workloads. For many, PostgreSQL is the open-source database of choice when migrating from commercial databases […]

Using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

This blog post was last reviewed or updated March, 2022. You can now configure Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server. SSIS works on Single-AZ and Multi-AZ DB instances for both Standard and Enterprise editions using either the 2016 or 2017 SQL Server major versions. Previously, you […]