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Use a self-hosted Active Directory with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server

Applications utilizing SQL Server can take advantage of integration with Active Directory (AD) and use Windows Authentication. This allows database access to be controlled at the domain level and can simplify account administration. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server supports using AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory for Windows Authentication, and […]

Build Oracle Enterprise Manager with a repository in an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle database

As you migrate Oracle workloads to AWS, you may want to implement Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control, Oracle’s management platform, which provides a single pane of glass for managing Oracle environments. In this post, we provide the architecture and process to implement OEM 13.5 with high availability (HA) with an Amazon Relational Database Service […]

Stream data with Amazon DocumentDB and Amazon MSK using a Kafka connector

A common trend in modern application development and data processing is the use of Apache Kafka as a standard delivery mechanism for your data pipeline and fan-out approach. Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) is a fully managed, highly available, and secure service that makes it simple for developers and DevOps managers to […]

The five most visited Amazon DynamoDB blog posts of 2022

From January through September of 2022, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers visited the following five Amazon DynamoDB blog posts more than all others. Use this list (starting with most visited) to see what other customers have been reading and decide what to learn next. Amazon DynamoDB can now import Amazon S3 data into a new […]

Modeling a scalable fantasy football database with Amazon DynamoDB

Today’s online games generate more data than ever and have request rates that reach millions per second. For these data-intensive games, it’s important for developers to select a database that delivers consistent low latency at any scale and has throughput elasticity to accommodate spikes in traffic without costly overprovisioning during low activity periods. This is […]

Understanding statistics in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL has become the preferred open-source relational database for many enterprise developers and startups, and powers leading business and mobile applications. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Database statistics play a key role in improving the performance of the database. The query […]

Automated testing of Amazon Neptune data access with Apache TinkerPop Gremlin

Amazon Neptune, a fully managed graph database, is purpose built to work with highly connected data such as relationships between customers and products, or between pieces of equipment within a complex industrial plant. Neptune is designed to support highly concurrent online transaction processing (OLTP) over graph data models. Neptune supports both property graphs, which you […]

Build high availability for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle using read replicas

A high availability solution for the database stack is an important aspect to consider when migrating or deploying Oracle databases in the AWS Cloud to help ensure that the architecture can meet the service level agreement (SLA) of the application. Unavailability of a critical database can lead to application outage, interruption to business operations, inaccessibility […]

Build a geo-location application using Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) supports geospatial functionality, including 2dsphere specialized indexes and the operators for determining proximity, the $nearSphere query operator, and the $geoNear aggregation pipeline stage. After working backward from our customers’ goals for the features they want most, Amazon DocumentDB now also supports two additional operators that are useful for geospatial inclusion […]

Build a CQRS event store with Amazon DynamoDB

The command query responsibility segregation (CQRS) pattern, derived from the principle of command-query separation, has been popularized by the domain-driven design community. CQRS architectures that use event sourcing save generated events in an append-only log called an event store. By using event sourcing, you can, among other benefits: Design applications to update a database and […]