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Category: Database

Scale your Amazon ElastiCache for Redis clusters with Auto Scaling

Caching is an integral part of today’s modern architecture. A cache is designed to store your most frequently used data to improve your application’s performance, and reduce burden on your primary data store. You can use a cache layer in a multitude of use cases, including web caching, session management, database caching, and more. As […]

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Get started with Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL

Enterprises that want to migrate from a SQL Server database engine to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition typically convert the database schema from one database to another, then take data from the first database and load it into the target database. This process tends to be error-prone and requires quite a bit of work after the […]

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Use Amazon RDS Proxy with read-only endpoints

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy that can front your Amazon RDS for MySQL or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL databases and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL databases. It allows you to manage an application’s access to the database […]

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Connect to Oracle from Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL using the oracle_fdw

One of the challenges organizations face when looking to modernize their Oracle database estates is the degree of interoperability between databases, which often manifests as large numbers of database links between these databases. The dilemma here is how to unravel this spiderweb of interconnectivity; it’s very rare that you can migrate all the databases at […]

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Perform delta data loads to data lakes using AWS DMS

A data lake is a centralized repository that allows you to store structured and unstructured data at any scale. You can store your data as-is, without having to first structure the data, and run different types of analytics—from dashboards and visualizations to big data processing, real-time analytics, and machine learning to guide better decisions. Delta […]

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How Twilio modernized its billing platform on Amazon Aurora MySQL

This is a guest post co-written by Mayank Lahiri (Ph.D), Software Architect at Twilio Inc. Twilio, a trailblazer in customer engagement and communication services, sustains exponential growth of its billing platform on Amazon Aurora. Twilio enables software engineers to programmatically make and receive phone and video calls, send and receive text messages and emails, and […]

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Best Practices on how to configure Monitoring and Alerts for Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part 2

AWS provides multiple tools, techniques and metrics to monitor and alarm on, giving you a view over what is going on in the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server and how to optimize the operation and performance of RDS for SQL Server Instance. In our previous post, we presented an overview of […]

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Best Practices on how to configure Monitoring and Alerts for Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Part1

Database monitoring is the process of measuring and tracking database performance. The performance is measured by analyzing certain key metrics at the Database level and Operating System level. Effective database monitoring and timely alerting also gives you an opportunity to enhance or optimize your database, to augment overall performance and minimize downtime. AWS provides multiple tools, […]

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Store and stream sports data feeds using Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams

Online bookmakers are innovating to offer their clients continuously updated sports data feeds that allow betting throughout the duration of matches. In this post, we walk through a solution to ingest, store, and stream sports data feeds in near real-time using Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. In betting, odds represent […]

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Run SQL Server Reporting Services reports against Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL

Enterprises running their application workload on Microsoft SQL Server want to migrate to license-free databases like Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition but they rely on SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for analytics and dashboards. Customers are looking for options where they can migrate application databases to Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible and continue to use SSRS. AWS provides tools […]

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