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Category: RDS for SQL Server

Use cross-Region read replicas with Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server

Starting today, you can now create cross-Region read replicas with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server. This feature gives you the ability to deploy a read-only DB instance in a secondary AWS Region. With cross-Region read replica, data is asynchronously sent from your primary database instance to a cross-Region read replica in […]

Create a heterogeneous linked server from Amazon RDS for SQL Server to an Oracle database

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports the Oracle database engine as an external data source to implement heterogeneous linked server configuration and run distributed queries. With this feature, you can now create a linked server configuration between Amazon RDS for SQL Server and an Oracle database instance running in your […]

Migrate on-premises SQL Server to Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using native backup and restore and Amazon S3

Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system and database (DB) environment. Amazon RDS Custom is now available for the SQL Server database engine. Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server automates the setup, operation, […]

Achieve database-level point-in-time recovery on Amazon RDS for SQL Server using access to transaction log backups feature

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server makes it simple to set up and operate SQL Server deployments in the cloud by managing time-consuming database administration tasks, including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling. Customers running their Microsoft SQL Server workloads on Amazon RDS for SQL Server ask us how they […]

Migrate your SQL Server workload with CLR integration to AWS

Common language runtime (CLR) integration is an option to host .NET code within SQL Server programmatic objects like stored procedures, functions, and triggers, and adding user-defined data types. Since its introduction in SQL Server 2005, CLR integration has gained popularity within the SQL Server community for its additional flexibility and options to import .NET code […]

Backup and restore strategies for large databases on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Many of our customers use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server for their large mission-critical SQL Server databases. Customers have asked for the optimal solution to safeguard their large databases on Amazon RDS for SQL Server to help them meet their requirements for Recovery Point Objective (RPO), which is the maximum acceptable […]

Use a self-hosted Active Directory with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server

Applications utilizing SQL Server can take advantage of integration with Active Directory (AD) and use Windows Authentication. This allows database access to be controlled at the domain level and can simplify account administration. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server supports using AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory for Windows Authentication, and […]

Scale modern serverless applications with Amazon RDS Proxy for SQL Server

Many applications, including those built on modern serverless architectures, can have a large number of open connections to the database server and may open and close database connections at a high rate, exhausting database memory and compute resources. Databases can also suffer from transient failures, impacting application availability. Finally, applications need to maintain database credentials to […]

Migrate your Sybase ASE database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server in near-real time

Customers running their business-critical workloads on SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise (Sybase ASE) databases can modernize them by migrating to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server and be able to keep Transact-SQL (T-SQL) as their preferred database programming language and Tabular Data Stream (TDS) as their communication protocol, which accelerates the migration and […]

Migrate SQL Server databases from an Azure SQL database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using bacpac method

Customers choose Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server because it manages time-consuming database administration tasks including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling. With Amazon RDS for SQL Server, you can enable single-click high availability by enabling the Multi-AZ flag in the RDS Console. With Multi-AZ, we replicate data synchronously across […]