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Category: Database

Use the Data API to interact with an Amazon Aurora Serverless MySQL database

Amazon Aurora Serverless is an on-demand, automatically scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora (MySQL-compatible edition). The database automatically starts up, shuts down, and scales capacity based on your application’s needs. It enables you to run your database in the cloud without managing any database instances. It’s a simple, cost-effective option for infrequent, intermittent, or unpredictable workloads. Recently, AWS announced […]

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Select the right encryption options for Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora database engines

Customers are increasingly choosing to encrypt their AWS Cloud databases and data stores by default. This trend is only gaining speed with the evolving meaning of sensitive data (personally identifiable information [PII], etc.) within various regulatory frameworks. Customers also ask AWS for guidance on how to best adopt the latest database encryption options, while maintaining […]

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Right-size Amazon RDS instances at scale based on Oracle performance metrics

Enterprise customers who are currently running on-premises, mission-critical applications on commercial databases are looking for cost-efficient, managed database service offerings. Amazon RDS is one of the target platforms for the relational database workload migration. RDS provides resizable capacity and manages time-consuming and undifferentiated heavy lifting administration tasks. For large-scale database migrations, there is a need […]

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Build a real-time gaming leaderboard with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Gaming leaderboards enable players to gauge their performance against each other. This important social feature increases players’ engagement and encourages competition. Leaderboard data can also inform in-game algorithms that match players against competitors of similar skill levels. In this post, I explore the challenges around building and scaling gaming leaderboards using traditional relational databases. I […]

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Configure Amazon ElastiCache for Redis for higher availability

Amazon ElastiCache has become synonymous with real-time applications. Redis’ high performance, simplicity, and support for diverse data structures have made it one of the most popular non-relational key value stores. With the growth of business-critical, real-time use cases on Redis, ensuring availability becomes an important consideration. To provide high availability, Amazon ElastiCache for Redis supports […]

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Improve Business Continuity with Amazon Aurora Global Database

As your business grows increasingly global, your database needs similarly expand. Resources must be just as available to your team in Zurich as they are to your office in Beijing, with the same speed, security, and ease of access. Amazon Aurora Global Database expands your Amazon Aurora database across the planet. Aurora builds its storage volumes […]

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Optimize Amazon DynamoDB scan latency through schema design

In this post, we demonstrate how Amazon DynamoDB table structure can affect scan performance and offer techniques for optimizing table scan times. Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database that allows for a flexible schema. This means that items in the same table may differ from each other in terms of what attributes are present for each […]

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Python code to download DMS Task Logs using the AWS DMS Task ID

With AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), you can migrate databases to AWS quickly and securely. In this post, we walk through the sample Python code required to download AWS DMS task logs on to your local computer using the AWS DMS task ID. Overview The DMS task logs contain task information logged during the […]

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Build a Modern Application with Purpose-Built AWS Databases

In this blog post, we discuss AWS purpose-built databases and how to use them to create rich experiences for your customers. We also walk through a detailed example of these databases powering different experiences in an application, and provide the tools you need to spin up the app for yourself in minutes.

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