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Enabling distributed transaction support for domain-joined Amazon RDS for SQL Server instances

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server now supports distributed transactions using Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC). With MSDTC, you can run distributed transactions involving RDS for SQL Server DB instances. This post goes over the most common ways to run distributed transactions when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server using AWS Directory Service […]

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Building a GraphQL interface to Amazon QLDB with AWS AppSync: Part 2

This post is the second installment of a two-post series discussing how to integrate Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and AWS AppSync. This combination provides a versatile, GraphQL-powered API on top of the Amazon QLDB-managed ledger database. For information about connecting Amazon QLDB and AWS AppSync by building an AWS Lambda function and running a […]

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Building a GraphQL interface to Amazon QLDB with AWS AppSync: Part 1

Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) is a purpose-built database for use cases that require an authoritative data source. Amazon QLDB maintains a complete, immutable history of all changes committed to the database (referred to as a ledger). Amazon QLDB fits well in finance, eCommerce, inventory, government, and numerous other applications. Pairing Amazon QLDB with services […]

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How Zendesk tripled performance by moving a legacy system onto Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift

This is a guest post by James Byrne, Engineering Leader at Zendesk, focusing on data pipeline development and operations for the Zendesk Explore analytics product, and Giedrius Praspaliauskas, AWS Solutions Architect. Zendesk is a CRM company that builds support, sales, and customer engagement software designed to foster better customer relationships. From large enterprises to startups, […]

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Loading data into Amazon Keyspaces with cqlsh

The Cassandra Query Language Shell (cqlsh) is an open-source command line shell that you can use to run CQL commands and perform database administrative tasks, such as creating and modifying tables. You can use cqlsh to get started with Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra)—a scalable, highly available, managed Cassandra-compatible database—by loading data from a CSV […]

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Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can now configure Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in the Tabular model on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. SSAS works in the Single-AZ configuration for both Standard and Enterprise editions using either the 2016 or 2017 SQL Server Major version. If you run SSAS on Amazon EC2, you can save on costs by […]

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Converting the SYSDATE function from Oracle to PostgreSQL

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a complex, multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. For more information about the migration process, see Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start?, Migration process and infrastructure considerations, Source database […]

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Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility); Part 2 – using AWS Cloud9

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. You can use the same MongoDB 3.6 application code, drivers, and tools to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon DocumentDB without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. As a document database, […]

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Migrating a Neo4j graph database to Amazon Neptune with a fully automated utility

Amazon Neptune is a fully managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. You can benefit from the service’s purpose-built, high-performance, fast, scalable, and reliable graph database engine when you migrate data from your existing self-managed graph databases, such as Neo4j. This post shows […]

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