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Schema Conversion Tool blog series: Introducing new features in build 613

The AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) helps convert your existing database schema from one database engine to another. You can convert from a relational OLTP schema or any supported data warehouse OLAP schema to Amazon RDS (for example, Amazon Aurora MySQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, among others). You can also convert from a relational […]

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Query your AWS database from your serverless application

AWS database customers want to save money, scale seamlessly, and enjoy high availability by not having to launch Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) hosts in their virtual private cloud (VPC) to use as database clients. An application that you run without provisioning or managing an EC2 host is known as a serverless application. In […]

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Top 20 most visited Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide pages so far in 2018

The Amazon DynamoDB Developer Guide provides an overview of concepts and detailed instructions for using the various features of Amazon DynamoDB. The following list contains the 20 most visited pages in the guide during the first two months of 2018. We’ve included a brief description with each link to explain what each page covers. Use […]

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Amazon Elasticsearch Service Now Supports the Seunjeon Plugin for Improved Korean Language Analysis

To ensure high fidelity parsing and matching for Korean text, Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) now supports the Seunjeon plugin. Using this plugin, you can create a custom analyzer that gives your users better results. Processing Asian languages for search When you use a search engine, you type words into the search box. The search […]

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Latency reduction of hybrid architectures with Amazon ElastiCache

A challenge that some organizations face when moving to the cloud is how best to migrate or integrate old legacy infrastructure with restrictive licensing to an environment that offers a breadth of functionality and pay-as-you-go pricing. AWS provides many options to help customers in their analysis and planning. One common approach is to establish a […]

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How to architect a hybrid Microsoft SQL Server solution using distributed availability groups

Migrating monolithic mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server databases from on-premises to AWS (that is, to SQL Server based on Amazon EC2) is often a challenging task. The challenge comes mostly from the following: A prolonged downtime window during cutovers that can have an adverse impact on the business Challenges involved in keeping the databases (both on-premises […]

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Analyzing Amazon RDS Database Workloads with Performance Insights

Sign Up to Preview Performance Insights with Additional Database Engines AWS recently announced general availability of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility. With this release, AWS has also included the first release of a useful feature in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) called Performance Insights. Using a dashboard that visualizes database load—along with which SQL […]

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Analyzing Amazon Elasticsearch Service Slow Logs Using Amazon CloudWatch Logs Streaming and Kibana

Some of our customers have asked for guidance on analyzing Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) slow logs efficiently. Here is what one of these customers said: “We want to identify, understand, and troubleshoot any slow-running queries in our Amazon Elasticsearch Service environment, so we can fix the application that’s submitting them. We’ve read that Elasticsearch […]

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How to automate the auditing of operational best practices for your AWS account

With a microservices architecture, distributed teams often need a central operational excellence team to make sure that the rest of the organization is following operational best practices. For example, you might want to know if you configured lifecycle policy, versioning, and access policies properly for objects in an Amazon S3 bucket. Proper configurations ensure that […]

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AWS re:Invent 2017 Roundup: All Amazon DynamoDB-Related Sessions for Your On-Demand Viewing

Though AWS re:Invent 2017 concluded two months ago, we still wanted to round up and share all the excellent Amazon DynamoDB session content from the conference. The following table includes the titles of DynamoDB-related sessions and links to the session recordings, session descriptions, and an explanation of whom each session is best for. AWS re:Invent […]

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