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Debugging Your AWS DMS Migrations: What to Do When Things Go Wrong (Part 1)

This post walks you through a troubleshooting flow chart to help you understand what could go wrong with migrations using AWS DMS, and it discusses best practices for debugging your AWS DMS migrations. This process involves creating the required AWS DMS components—like the replication instance, source and target endpoints, and the replication task to migrate data from the source endpoint to the target endpoint.

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How the AWS Schema Conversion Tool Drove Trimble’s Database Migration Successes

By Todd Hofert, Director of Infrastructure Operations—FSM at Trimble Inc. The situation Recently, the Infrastructure Operations Group for Trimble’s Field Service Management division embarked on an aggressive initiative to migrate their privately hosted SaaS offerings to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The division faced the need for a hardware refresh, continuing cost reduction pressures, and a […]

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Automating AWS DMS Migration Tasks

This blog post gives you a quick overview of how you can schedule migration tasks for the purpose of automating your migration. You create these tasks by using the AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and using native operating system tools for either Linux or Microsoft Windows.

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Managing Amazon ElastiCache with Terraform

Nic Jackson is Developer Advocate at HashiCorp. Developers continue to pick Redis as their favorite NoSQL data store (see the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017). Amazon ElastiCache provides easy, fast, and highly available Redis on AWS. ElastiCache for Redis can be deployed via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDK, Amazon ElastiCache API, AWS CloudFormation, and […]

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Introducing Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure SQL Database Connectors in AWS Database Migration Service

We are excited to announce the addition of two new database connectors in AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)—Amazon S3 as a source and Microsoft Azure SQL Database as a source. You can now migrate data from these two new sources to all AWS DMS supported targets. Amazon S3 as a source You can now […]

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Replicating Amazon EC2 or On-Premises SQL Server to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server is a managed Microsoft SQL Server database service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS takes away the time-consuming database administration activities so that you can focus on your schema design, query construction, query optimization, and building your application. […]

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Querying on Multiple Attributes in Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB is a non-relational key/value store database that provides incredible single-digit millisecond response times for reading or writing, and is unbounded by scaling issues. But as in any key/value store, it can be tricky to store data in a way that allows you to retrieve it efficiently. The most efficient method is to fetch […]

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­­­Automating Cross-Region and Cross-Account Snapshot Copies with the Snapshot Tool for Amazon Aurora

This post covers how to install the Snapshot Tool for Amazon Aurora to automate copying snapshots across AWS accounts and Regions. Although this is not a comprehensive list, here are a few situations where you might find this tool useful: To keep a copy of your data in a different account for security purposes. To […]

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Automating SQL Caching for Amazon ElastiCache and Amazon RDS

Our guest bloggers are from Heimdall Data, an AWS partner that offers “DBA assistant” tools (you can find them in the AWS Marketplace). These tools include automated caching that combines Amazon ElastiCache for Redis with relational databases, including MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. Let them step you through how to use their […]

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Migrating a SQL Server Database to a MySQL-Compatible Database Engine

This post provides an overview of how you can migrate your Microsoft SQL Server database to a MySQL-compatible database engine such as Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL. The following are the two main parts of a database migration: Schema conversion: Converting the schema objects is usually the most […]

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