AWS Database Blog

Category: Database

Using the MariaDB JDBC driver with Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility

This blog post demonstrates how to use the MariaDB JDBC driver, known as MariaDB Connector/J, to connect to an Amazon Aurora cluster. In this post, we use the automatic failover capability of the connector to switch rapidly and seamlessly between master and replica in a failover situation. You can download MariaDB Connector/J from the MariaDB […]

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Create AWS CloudFormation templates for AWS DMS tasks using Microsoft Excel

This blog post talks about a tool that automates creation of AWS CloudFormation templates for AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) tasks. If you are looking for how to create CloudFormation templates for your DMS tasks and don’t have knowledge of CloudFormation, read on. Many times during database migration activities where AWS DMS is involved, […]

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Best practices for configuring parameters for Amazon RDS for MySQL, part 1: Parameters related to performance

With Amazon RDS for MySQL, you can deploy scalable MySQL servers in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity. Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including backups, software patching, monitoring, scaling, and replication. Most Amazon RDS for MySQL users don’t need to change the values […]

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How to determine if Amazon DynamoDB is appropriate for your needs, and then plan your migration

AWS CTO Werner Vogels often jokes that AWS is in the business of “pain management for enterprises,” which gets to the root of many of the IT challenges AWS customers face. Simply asking “Where can we provide customers the most benefit?” often results in a discussion of databases and related license costs, performance and scalability […]

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Powering recommendation models using Amazon ElastiCache for Redis at Coffee Meets Bagel

Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB) is a dating application that serves potential matches to over 1.5 million users daily. Our motto is “quality over quantity” because we focus on bringing a fun, safe, and quality dating experience that results in meaningful relationships. To deliver on these promises, every match we serve has to fulfill a strict […]

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Reduce database cost and improve availability when you migrate to the AWS Cloud

Let’s say you have an application that uses database tables to store log and clickstream data. You might store your data in a relational database to ease development and management tasks. When you launch your application, the database is manageable at first, but it grows to hundreds of gigabytes per week. Data storage and retrieval […]

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How to manage AWS Auto Scaling policies easily with tag-based scaling plans

AWS Auto Scaling can scale your AWS resources up and down dynamically based on their traffic patterns. However, a typical application stack has many resources, and managing the individual AWS Auto Scaling policies for all these resources can be an organizational challenge. With scaling plans, you can automate the creation of AWS Auto Scaling policies […]

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