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Category: AWS Database Migration Service

Fast-forward your database and analytics migrations with Amazon DMA

Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (Amazon DMA) helps you accelerate migrations to AWS Databases and Analytics services. Amazon DMA is comprised of migration domain experts including engineers, who can assist you with your migration strategy and planning to deploying your applications and databases to a production environment. Amazon DMA helps build a strong foundation for AWS Databases […]

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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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Manage your AWS DMS endpoint credentials with AWS Secrets Manager

When configuring AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) endpoints, you previously had to maintain the source and target credentials in plain text. In December 2020, we announced the integration of AWS DMS and AWS Secrets Manager, which allows you to take advantage of the built-in credential management capability in Secrets Manager to manage, retrieve, and […]

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How to use segmentation to improve performance for large MongoDB and Amazon DocumentDB migrations in AWS DMS

When you’re migrating from a MongoDB or Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) database using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) in full load mode, a primary consideration is the ability to performantly migrate data. By default, when you provision a replication instance in AWS DMS, it uses a single threaded process to migrate data. A […]

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Capture key source table headers data using AWS DMS and use it for Amazon S3 data lake operations

Migrating the raw data from source systems into a central repository is usually the first step in establishing a data lake. Many systems store source data in relational database tables, therefore a mechanism is required to ingest this data in the data lake and also get some relevant metadata about these tables so that data […]

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Replicate and transform data in Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL across multiple Regions using AWS DMS

Global organizations that operate and do business in many countries need to be compliant with data sovereignty and other compliance rules like GDPR. For example, you may want to replicate data to other Regions while at the same time removing certain columns to adhere to privacy laws within a country. In this post, we demonstrate […]

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Create an AWS DMS endpoint to a third-party account via AWS Secrets Manager integration

When configuring AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) endpoints, you previously had to maintain the source and target credentials, including auditing, updating, and rotating the database credentials themselves. On December 22, 2020, we announced the integration of AWS DMS and AWS Secrets Manager, which now allows you to manage and automatically rotate the source and […]

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Architect a disaster recovery for SQL Server on AWS: Part 4

In this series of posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) , we compare and contrast the disaster recovery (DR) solutions available for SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and help you understand the nature of these trade-offs, and the cost and complexity of implementing DR for SQL Server […]

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Migrate Azure SQL Database to Amazon Aurora using Azure Data Sync Agent and AWS DMS

Increasingly, customers are looking to break free from their legacy database (e.g., Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server) and move to a cloud-native database such as open-source engines running on AWS. One of the preferred destinations for this data is Amazon Aurora. In this post, we walk through a migration of a Microsoft Azure SQL database […]

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Upgrading Amazon RDS for Oracle database engine with minimal downtime using AWS DMS

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a managed database service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale Oracle deployments on AWS. Amazon RDS for Oracle provides newer versions of Oracle Database so you can keep your DB instance up to date. Newer versions can include bug fixes, security enhancements, […]

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