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Category: RDS for SQL Server

Best Practices on how to configure Monitoring and Alerts for Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part 2

AWS provides multiple tools, techniques and metrics to monitor and alarm on, giving you a view over what is going on in the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server and how to optimize the operation and performance of RDS for SQL Server Instance. In our previous post, we presented an overview of […]

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Best Practices on how to configure Monitoring and Alerts for Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part1

Database monitoring is the process of measuring and tracking database performance. The performance is measured by analyzing certain key metrics at the Database level and Operating System level. Effective database monitoring and timely alerting also gives you an opportunity to enhance or optimize your database, to augment overall performance and minimize downtime. AWS provides multiple tools, […]

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Modernize and containerize a legacy MVC .NET application with Entity Framework to .NET Core with Entity Framework Core: Part 3

This post is part three of a series, and shows the steps to modernize a legacy SQL Server database to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition using Babelfish. Babelfish is a capability of Amazon Aurora that allows it to understand the SQL Server dialect. In Part 1, we walked you through a step-by-step approach to re-architect a […]

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Backup and Restore Strategies for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Customers have asked for the right solution to safeguard their data on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server and meet their current Recovery Point Objective (RPO), the maximum acceptable amount of time since the last backup and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), the maximum acceptable delay between the interruption of service and restoration […]

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Set up a cross-region disaster recovery site for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

A common use case for Enterprise workloads is to have a reliable and effective disaster recovery (DR) strategy that keeps your database applications in operation with little or no disruption even if an entire Region is unavailable. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server is a fully managed database that makes it easy […]

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Benchmark Amazon RDS SQL Server performance using HammerDB

For many organizations, performance is a key priority for databases that need to handle a high load. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed service with a cost-efficient, reliable, and highly scalable database offering which makes it a suitable use case for such requirements. In this post, I walk you through benchmarking Amazon […]

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Architect a Managed Disaster Recovery on Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part 2

In our last series of posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4) , we discussed disaster recovery (DR) terminology and compared the DR solutions available for SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). In this series, we continue to cover the DR solutions available for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) […]

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Architect a Managed Disaster Recovery on Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part 1

The initial challenge that database administrators (DBA) encounter when planning disaster recovery (DR) for SQL Server is choosing from the many options available. The challenge does not stop there as DBAs must implement the selected technology and ensure that best practices are applied. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed service that makes […]

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Post-migration steps and best practices for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks, such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications, so you can give them the […]

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Migrating to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using transactional replication with native backup and restore: Part 3

If you have large mission-critical workloads running on an on-premises Microsoft SQL Server database, you may be looking for ways to migrate to AWS with minimal to near-zero downtime. In this post, we show you a solution for migrating your on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon Relational Database (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server using the […]

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