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Determining the optimal value for shared_buffers using the pg_buffercache extension in PostgreSQL

In OLTP databases, the buffer cache is memory allocated for storing cached data and dirty pages. Cached data speeds up the retrieval of frequently accessed information, and reading from these cached pages minimizes disk I/O operations. Setting appropriate values for shared_buffers is important for optimal PostgreSQL performance and can lead to significant reductions in overall […]

Working with geospatial data in Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

There are multiple examples of geospatial data use cases that most of us encounter on a daily basis. From maps, to weather, to tracking software on phones, geospatial data is all around us. In this post, we explore a use case of a ride sharing app and show the ease of working with geospatial data […]

Migrate from Oracle PL/JSON to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL JSONB

In today’s data-driven world, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) has emerged as a popular format for exchanging and storing data due to its simplicity and flexibility. As a result, database systems have evolved to include native support for JSON data types, enabling developers to work with JSON seamlessly within their applications. Oracle’s PL/JSON, an open-source package, […]

Accelerate HNSW indexing and searching with pgvector on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

It’s important to understand strategies for how to use pgvector with your Generative AI applications so you can find the optimal configurations. This can include the selection of your database instance family, how you ingest your data, and even the version of pgvector you’re using. We ran a series of tests to see how pgvector […]

Set up Amazon CloudWatch alarms on Amazon RDS Enhanced Monitoring OS metrics

Monitoring is an important aspect of database management. Database administrators, application teams, and architects want to proactively eradicate performance issues before they affect users or cause an outage. To achieve this, they need the right level of visibility into database health indicators. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) provides monitoring tools, such as Enhanced Monitoring […]

Implementing run-time write synchronization in Amazon Aurora Global Database

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Global Database is an Aurora feature designed for globally distributed applications, allowing a single Amazon Aurora database to span multiple AWS Regions. A Global […]

Migrate from Oracle to Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB or Amazon Aurora MySQL using Oracle GoldenGate

When thinking about modernizing an Oracle Database to an open-source database on AWS, options include Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, or Amazon Aurora. The choice of target database is usually dependent on three major factors: Database conversion or refactoring efforts The enterprise-wide decision on […]

Build a generative AI-powered agent assistance application using Amazon Aurora and Amazon SageMaker JumpStart

Generative AI is a form of artificial intelligence (AI) that is designed to generate content, including text, images, video, and music. In today’s business landscape, harnessing the potential of generative AI has become essential to remain competitive. Foundation models are a form of generative AI. They generate output from one or more inputs (prompts) in […]

Mask PII data using AWS DMS and Amazon Macie during migration

In this post, we present a solution to identify PII data using Amazon Macie, mask it using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), and migrate it from an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle production source database to an RDS for Oracle development target database, before releasing the environment to users. This way, you can save time and make sure that sensitive data is protected.

Amazon Timestream for Amazon Connect real-time monitoring

Amazon Connect is an easy-to-use cloud contact center solution that helps companies of any size deliver superior customer service at a lower cost. Connect has many real-time monitoring capabilities. For requirements that go beyond those supported out of the box, Amazon Connect also provides you with data and APIs you can use to implement your […]