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ElastiCache for Redis Backup and Restore with Cluster Resizing

Clusters provide a lot of capabilities in Amazon ElastiCache for Redis. Using autosharding to distribute data across the shards of a cluster enables high performance (over 4.5m writes/sec and 20m reads/sec, with each operation typically under 500µs) and high capacity (up to 3.5TiB of data) with high reliability and with recovery of failed nodes usually […]

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Amazon ElastiCache: Utilizing Redis Geospatial Capabilities

Josh Kahn is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services. Amazon ElastiCache makes it easy to deploy and manage a highly available and scalable in-memory data store in the cloud. Among the open source in-memory engines available to you for use with ElastiCache is Redis, which added powerful geospatial capabilities in version 3.2. This post […]

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Reduce Resource Consumption by Consolidating Your Sharded System into Aurora

Ed Murray is a manager at Amazon Web Services. When faced with the prospect of scaling your relational workload, you have generally had two options available: scale up or scale out. Scaling up is easy—just buy a bigger database host. Scaling out is more difficult. It requires you to shard your database into several physically […]

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Choosing the Right DynamoDB Partition Key

Gowri Balasubramanian is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services This blog post will cover important considerations and strategies for choosing the right partition key while migrating from a relational database to DynamoDB. This is an important step in the design  and building of scalable and reliable applications on top of DynamoDB. What is a […]

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How to Migrate Your Oracle Database to Amazon Aurora

Ed Murray is a manager at Amazon Web Services. This blog post gives you a quick overview of how you can use the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to facilitate and simplify migrating your commercial database to Amazon Aurora. In this case, we focus on migrating from […]

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Performing Parallel Queries and Phrase Searching with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL 9.6.1

Jeff Levine is a solutions architect for Amazon Web Services. As a solutions architect for Amazon Web Services, one of my responsibilities is to help our customers to learn about new features and capabilities of our services. Amazon RDS makes it possible to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud without having […]

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Streaming Changes in a Database with Amazon Kinesis

Emmanuel Espina is a software development engineer at Amazon Web Services. In this blog post, I will discuss how to integrate a central relational database with other systems by streaming its modifications through Amazon Kinesis. The following diagram shows a common architectural design in distributed systems. It includes a central storage referred to as a […]

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Introducing Cost Allocation Tags for Amazon DynamoDB

Nitin Sagar is a senior product manager for DynamoDB. You can now add tags to your Amazon DynamoDB tables. Tags are simple, user-customizable key and value pairs that are supported by many AWS services. Tagging for DynamoDB provides fine-grained visibility into your DynamoDB bill. You can assign tags to your tables and see cost breakouts […]

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Introducing AWS Schema Conversion Tool Version 1.0.502

We are pleased to announce the recent release of version 1.0.502 of the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT). Two key capabilities included with this release are the use of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility as a target and integration with AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility as a target […]

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Auditing an Amazon Aurora Cluster

Sirish Chandrasekaran is a product manager at Amazon Web Services. At re:Invent, we announced a number of new features for Amazon Aurora, the MySQL-compatible relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Today we are happy to announce that our advanced […]

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