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Category: Database

Setting up for cross-account native backup and restore in Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) supports native backup and restore for Microsoft SQL Server databases. If you have multiple AWS accounts, you can perform native backup and restore across these accounts, provided that your Amazon RDS instance and the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket are in the same AWS Region. It’s important […]

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Recap of Amazon RDS features launched in 2018

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity. At the same time, it automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications so you […]

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Classify OLTP and OLAP workloads using AWS SCT with Workload Qualification Framework (WQF)

Migration is a multiphase process, and different steps are involved based on the type of migration you’re doing. With the help of AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) reports and involvement of partners, you can automate more than 50 percent of the work. However, another large percentage of work still is required. This is where […]

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Best practices for configuring parameters for Amazon RDS for MySQL, part 3: Parameters related to security, operational manageability, and connectivity timeout

In the previous blog post of this series, I discuss MySQL parameters used to optimize replication in Amazon RDS for MySQL and best practices related to them. In today’s post, I discuss the most important and commonly used MySQL parameters for implementing various security features in the RDS MySQL environment. I also discuss some of […]

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How to use Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) to build and manage applications at scale

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Data in Amazon DocumentDB is stored as JSON-like documents and maps naturally to how data is modeled in applications. This approach makes the storing, querying, and processing of data between your application and Amazon […]

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Best practices for configuring parameters for Amazon RDS for MySQL, part 2: Parameters related to replication

In the previous blog post of this series, I discuss MySQL parameters used to tune and optimize Amazon RDS for MySQL performance and best practices related to them. In today’s post, I discuss the most important MySQL parameters used for replication configuration and optimizing replication in an RDS MySQL environment. Parameters related to both single […]

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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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