AWS Database Blog

Category: RDS for Oracle

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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New features to reduce and optimize vCPUs on Amazon RDS for Oracle Database

Many AWS users are taking advantage of the managed service offerings that are available in AWS to remove much of the undifferentiated heavy lifting from their day-to-day activities. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is one of the available managed services for your relational database deployments. With Amazon RDS, you can significantly reduce the administrative […]

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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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Australia Finance Group’s Journey to Cloud Databases

Australia Finance Group (AFG) is one of the largest mortgage aggregators in Australia, according to the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia. AFG migrated their Oracle Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application to a managed database with Amazon RDS for Oracle. In this blog post, we describe their approach to migrating the database from Oracle […]

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Amazon RDS Under the Hood: Multi-AZ

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers bet their businesses on their data store and highly available access to it. For these customers, Multi-AZ configurations provide an easy-to-use solution for high availability (HA). When you enable Multi-AZ, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) maintains a redundant and consistent standby copy of your data. If you encounter problems […]

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Part 2 – Role of the DBA When Moving to Amazon RDS: Automation

In Part 1 of this blog series, I talked about how Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) can help change the focus of your role as a database administrator (DBA) from routine, time-consuming tasks to project work that helps the business move faster. In this post, I discuss how you can push that advantage one step further and use AWS tools to do more through automation. An important aspect of being an effective DBA when your business is running at top speed is using code and automation whenever you can. AWS provides tools for you to make this easier.

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Part 1 – Role of the DBA When Moving to Amazon RDS: Responsibilities

This blog post is the first in a two-part series. In this first post, we discuss how moving to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) can change your role as a traditional DBA and bring more value to you, the business, key projects, and end users. In the next post, we will discuss how to use other AWS products to automate any remaining regular tasks in Amazon RDS.

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SQL

Testing Amazon RDS for Oracle: Plotting Latency and IOPS for OLTP I/O Pattern

Kevin Closson is a principal specialist solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we take the Amazon Leadership Principles to heart. One such principle is that leaders Earn Trust. Although this principle guides how leaders should act, I like to extend the idea into how we can help customers enjoy more […]

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VPC Configuration

Cross-Region Automatic Disaster Recovery on Amazon RDS for Oracle Database Using DB Snapshots and AWS Lambda

Sameer Malik is a specialist solutions architect and Christian Williams is an enterprise solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Many AWS users are taking advantage of the managed service offerings that are available in the AWS portfolio to remove much of the undifferentiated heavy lifting from their day-to-day activities. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) […]

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Implementing DB Instance Stop and Start in Amazon RDS

This post is from Matt Merriel at AWS partner Kloud, and Marc Teichtahl, manager for AWS Partner Solutions Architecture Australia and New Zealand. Kloud uses the new stop and start capabilities in Amazon RDS to lower costs for customers who don’t require 24×7 access to their databases during the testing and development phases of their […]

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