AWS Database Blog

Category: RDS for SQL Server

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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Understanding Burst vs. Baseline Performance with Amazon RDS and GP2

When we think about database storage, the dimensions that matter are the size, latency, throughput, and IOPS of the volume. IOPS stands for input/output (operations) per second, and latency is a measure of the time it takes for a single I/O request to complete. As you can imagine, latency and IOPS are closely related and […]

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Integrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB Instances with an Existing Active Directory Domain

Vlad Vlasceanu is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Last year, we launched support for Windows Authentication in Amazon RDS for SQL Server. This feature has been quite popular with customers. It lets you deploy Microsoft SQL Server-based workloads with Amazon RDS using the same centralized user management patterns that you use in your […]

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Implement Linked Servers with Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Linked servers allow Microsoft SQL Server to run SQL Server statements on other instances of database servers. In this blog post, we will focus on connectivity either to other instances of SQL Server in Amazon RDS or to SQL Server instances hosted in Amazon EC2. We will examine three connectivity scenarios: EC2 SQL Server to […]

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Migrating Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Workloads to Amazon RDS: Part 1

Prudhvi Janga is a software development engineer in Amazon Web Services SQL Server Native Backups and Restores Using RDS and Amazon S3 If you’re thinking about moving your on-premises Microsoft SQL Server databases to Amazon RDS, one option to migrate your databases is to use native SQL Server backups. Backups can be uploaded to AWS […]

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