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Any objects that the AWS SCT can’t convert automatically are marked with detailed information that you can use to convert it manually.

Migrating a commercial database to open source with AWS SCT and AWS DMS

You’re moving your applications to the AWS Cloud and you want to migrate from a commercial database engine to an open source database. One thought that may have rightfully crossed your mind is that changing database engines is not a simple task. Rather, it can be a complex, multi-step process that involves pre-migration assessments, converting […]

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How CyberZ performs read-light operations to display followees’ activities in the timeline using Amazon DynamoDB

About CyberZ CyberZ, Inc. is an advertising agency that was founded in 2009 and specializes in smartphone marketing. At CyberZ, we have developed a wide range of marketing businesses, including advertising on the smartphone and measuring its effectiveness, creation of ads for public transport, and creation of web commercials. We also have branches outside Japan—in […]

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How Kount migrated a critical workload to Amazon DynamoDB from Cassandra

Database migrations can be challenging projects. With a mix of unique business requirements, specific data models and architectures, and technical risk, these projects often seem daunting. To help tackle these challenges, a team can apply planning, design, and testing methods to help navigate their unique project needs. In this post, Edin Zulich (AWS Principal NoSQL […]

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Compress and conquer with Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra)

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) is a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra-compatible database service that enables you to run Cassandra workloads more easily by using a serverless, pay-as-you-go solution. With Amazon Keyspaces, you don’t have to worry about configuring and optimizing your Cassandra cluster for your mission-critical, operational workloads. Amazon Keyspaces provides you […]

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Getting more with PostgreSQL purpose-built data types

When designing many applications today, developers rightfully think of the end-user first and focus on what the experience will be. How the data is ultimately stored is an implementation detail that comes later. Combined with rapid release cycles, “schema-less” database designs fit well, allowing for flexibility as the application changes. PostgreSQL natively supports this type […]

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Configuring an audit log to capture database activities for Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility

Organizations improve security and tracing postures by going through database audits to check that they’re following and provisioning well-architected frameworks. Security teams and database administrators often perform in-depth analysis of access and modification patterns against data or meta-data in their databases. During auditing, you may raise the following questions: Who accessed or modified the data? […]

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Upgrading from Amazon RDS for MySQL version 5.5

Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.5 major version is reaching end of life, and it’s recommended to upgrade to newer supported major versions. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) provides newer versions of databases so you can keep your DB instances up to date. These versions include bug fixes, security enhancements, and other optimizations. When Amazon […]

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Migrating SQL Server databases from Microsoft Azure to AWS in near-real time with CloudBasic

There are multiple ways to migrate  SQL Server databases hosted in  Microsoft Azure into Amazon RDS for SQL Server. For use cases such as migrating from SQL Server on a Azure virtual machine to Amazon RDS for SQL Server or SQL on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), you can use AWS Database Migration Service […]

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The following diagram is a Neptune Workbench visualization of the relationship between a document, a corporate acquisition event, and the organizations (with their roles) involved in that event.

Building a knowledge graph in Amazon Neptune using Amazon Comprehend Events

Organizations that need to keep track of financial events, such as mergers and acquisitions or bankruptcy or leadership change announcements, do so by analyzing multiple documents, news articles, SEC filings, or press releases. This data is often unstructured or semi-structured text, which is hard to analyze without a predefined data model. You can use Amazon […]

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Enabling low code graph data apps with Amazon Neptune and Graphistry

One of the common challenges to unlocking the value of graph databases is building easy-to-use, customer-facing data tools that expose graph-powered insights in impactful and visual ways. Data engineers need to inspect data quality, data scientists need to perform discovery and inspect models, analysts need to investigate connections, and managers need insight into what’s going […]

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