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Migrate an application from using GridFS to using Amazon S3 and Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

In many database applications there arises a need to store large objects, such as files, along with application data. A common approach is to store these files inside the database itself, despite the fact that a database isn’t the architecturally best choice for storing large objects. Primarily, because file system APIs are relatively basic (such […]

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Top 10 Developer Guide Pages for Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

AWS customers use Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) to save on infrastructure and license costs, decrease management and operational overhead, and achieve high scalability. As a fast, scalable, and fully managed document database service, you can use it for multiple solutions, such as content management, mobile applications, and profile management. The Developer Guide for Amazon […]

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Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL parameters, Part 4: ANSI compatibility options

Organizations today have a strategy to migrate from traditional databases and as they plan their migration, they don’t want to compromise on performance, availability, and security features. Amazon Aurora is a cloud native relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. […]

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Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL parameters, Part 3: Optimizer parameters

Organizations today have a strategy to migrate from traditional databases and as they plan their migration, they don’t want to compromise on performance, availability, and security features. Amazon Aurora is a cloud native relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. […]

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Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL parameters, Part 2: Replication, security, and logging

Organizations today have a strategy to migrate from traditional databases and as they plan their migration, they don’t want to compromise on performance, availability, and security features. Amazon Aurora is a cloud native relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. […]

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Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL parameters, Part 1: Memory and query plan management

Organizations today have a strategy to migrate from traditional databases and as they plan their migration, they don’t want to compromise on performance, availability, and security features. Amazon Aurora is a cloud native relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. […]

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Best practices for migrating PostgreSQL databases to Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora

PostgreSQL is one of the most advanced open-source relational database systems. From a few GB to multi-TB databases, PostgreSQL is best suited for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. For many organizations, PostgreSQL is the open-source database of choice when migrating from commercial databases such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. AWS offers Amazon Relational Database […]

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Export and import data from Amazon S3 to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

You can build highly distributed applications using a multitude of purpose-built databases by decoupling complex applications into smaller pieces, which allows you to choose the right database for the right job. Amazon Aurora is the preferred choice for OLTP workloads. Aurora makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the […]

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Schedule jobs in Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL using AWS CodeBuild and Amazon EventBridge

When you want to migrate on-premises database workloads with jobs to AWS, you need to select the right AWS services to schedule the jobs. Database administrators traditionally schedule scripts to run against databases using the system cron on the host where the database is running. When you migrate such workloads from on premises to a […]

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Is Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL a better choice for me?

If you’re planning to move your self-managed PostgreSQL database or refactoring your commercial databases to PostgreSQL on AWS, you have to decide which database service best suits your needs. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) supports two types of Postgres databases: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. In this post, we discuss […]

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