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Migrate a multi-TB SQL Server database to Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS

This is the first in a two-part series of posts on how to migrate a multi-TB database to Amazon Relational Database Services (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server. Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server is a managed database service that automates setup, operation, backups, high availability, and scaling of databases while granting access to the […]

Cross-account Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL migration with reduced downtime using AWS DMS

Migrating an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL database from one AWS account to another is a common use case in scenarios when you acquire, sell, or merge operations, or if you’re reorganizing your AWS accounts and organizational structure. In this post, we discuss the steps and best […]

Migrate PostgreSQL from Google Cloud Platform to Amazon RDS with minimal downtime

In this post, we walk you through a procedure to migrate the PostgreSQL database from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Cloud SQL to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL. To accomplish this task, we use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), a data migration and replication service. Using AWS DMS you can do the […]

Empowering the role of the cloud database engineer

Automation has been both an adjustment and a gift to traditional database administrators (DBAs). Most traditional responsibilities of a DBA involve provisioning, access control, maintenance, monitoring, high availability, and backup/restore. In Part 1 of our series, we talked about how that role evolved to focus less on platform and more on applications. In Part 2, […]

Stream data from Amazon DocumentDB to Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose using AWS Lambda

In this post, we discuss how to create the data pipelines from Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) to Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and publish changes to your destination store. Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a scalable, highly durable, and fully managed database service for operating mission-critical JSON workloads for enterprises. Amazon DocumentDB simplifies your […]

Implement Oracle GoldenGate bidirectional replication between Amazon RDS for Oracle databases

In this post, we test Oracle GoldenGate (OGG) bidirectional replication between two Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle instances. This can allow mission-critical applications to be highly available across Regions and provide data redundancy and resilience. Active-active replication allows multiple database instances with the same application tables to support read/write operations running independently […]

Handle conditional write errors in high concurrency scenarios with Amazon DynamoDB

We are excited to announce a new feature in Amazon DynamoDB that enhances the developer experience by simplifying the handling of ConditionalCheckFailedException. The new ReturnValuesOnConditionCheckFailure parameter for single write operations lets you return a copy of an item as it was during a failed write attempt, reducing the need for a read request if you want to investigate […]

Migrate from a Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn read-only replica to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL with AWS DMS

Customers are opting to replicate their critical workloads to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition for ease of use, minimal operational overhead and the ability to break free from commercial licenses. In this post, we explain the high-level steps to migrate data from a highly available on-premises Microsoft SQL Server AlwaysOn secondary read-only database to Amazon Aurora […]

Working with accent-insensitive collations with Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL

Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL includes support for the SQL Server wire-protocol and T-SQL, which is the query language used in Microsoft SQL Server. This means that developers can use Babelfish to run their existing SQL Server applications on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition without having to switch database drivers or completely rewrite their queries. If you’re […]

Migrate on-premises SQL Server workloads to Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using distributed availability groups

In this post, we provide a SQL Server Always On cluster database migration pattern solution to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server using distributed availability groups. This solution helps reduce the migration downtime through continuous data synchronization combined with a failover process. This post is not a high availability and disaster […]