AWS Database Blog

Category: RDS for MySQL

How to use CloudWatch metrics to decide between General Purpose or Provisioned IOPS for your RDS database

In this blog post, I talk about how you can use Amazon CloudWatch metrics to understand when you might benefit from provisioned IOPS, also known as IO1 volumes, for highest performance mission-critical database workloads. I start by setting up a test case that simulates a nonbursting consistent high-write workload. I compare performance between a database […]

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Powering up Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server – How Under Armour runs Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

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 an SMTP server. The solution described here will help you use Database Mail if your SQL Server workload is on Amazon RDS. You can use Database Mail […]

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Tuning Amazon RDS for MySQL with Performance Insights

Amazon RDS Performance Insights brings an intuitive tuning interface to Amazon RDS to help you discover and investigate performance issues on your RDS databases. The look and feel of Performance Insights is the same across all database engine types, such as RDS for MySQL, RDS for PostgreSQL, and Amazon Aurora. However, every engine has a […]

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Recover from a disaster with delayed replication in Amazon RDS for MySQL

Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports a delayed replication, which allows you to set a time period that a replica database lags behind a source database. In a standard MySQL replication configuration, there is minimal delay between the source and the replica. Now you have the option to introduce an intentional delay. A delay is […]

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Best practices for migrating RDS for MySQL databases to Amazon Aurora

MySQL is the most popular open-source database in the world. However, many customers find that the undifferentiated heavy lifting of backups, high availability, and scaling of MySQL databases to be complex, time-consuming, or both. This is one of the leading reasons why customers move their existing MySQL footprint to Amazon RDS for MySQL. Amazon RDS […]

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Build a notification mechanism to manage Amazon RDS manual snapshots

It’s no secret that data is an essential part of running a business, no matter how large or small a business may be. Many companies host their business data using relational databases. As a result, backup and recovery are important aspects of keeping the business running. Amazon RDS customers use a mixture of strategies to […]

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Cal Poly’s software engineering capstone class builds MySQL capture and replay on AWS

At California Polytechnic State University, the software engineering school’s capstone class was created in support of the university’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy. Students in the class experience over the course of a full school year what it’s like to work on a collaborative industry project. This is Dr. David Janzen’s tenth year teaching this course, […]

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How to set up a Binlog Server for Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB using MariaDB MaxScale

One of the key features of Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB is the ability to create Read Replicas. You can easily create up to five replicas for a single master database instance via the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI. Amazon RDS then handles all the work of making a […]

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How to use IAM multifactor authentication with Amazon RDS

A common request that we get from customers is how to protect their resources from an accidental or malicious deletion, such as instances, snapshots, clusters, and so on. Doing this is especially important when you are using a common AWS account for multiple users or teams. Although you want the flexibility to innovate within the […]

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