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Optimize the storage costs of your workloads with Amazon DynamoDB Standard-IA table class

You can use Amazon DynamoDB to build internet-scale applications that support user-content metadata and caches that require high concurrency and connections for millions of users and millions of requests per second using the default DynamoDB Standard table class. For example, Amazon.com uses DynamoDB to deliver consistently low latency for mission critical and extreme-scale events such […]

Introducing token-based access to Ethereum node APIs on Amazon Managed Blockchain

On October 22, 2022, Amazon Managed Blockchain for Ethereum launched an alternative way for interoperable access to Ethereum nodes JSON-RPC APIs for HTTPs and secure WebSockets using token-based access. In this post we demonstrate how to deploy an Ethereum node and access its JSON-RPC APIs using an accessor token. Managed Blockchain is a fully managed […]

Increase write throughput on Amazon RDS for MariaDB using the MyRocks storage engine

In 2022, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MariaDB introduced several new features to enhance the performance, scalability, reliability, and manageability of your workloads, including the MyRocks storage engine, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) integration, delayed replication, and multi-major upgrades. Open-source database engines like MySQL and MariaDB implement a pluggable storage engine architecture. […]

A serverless architecture for analyzing PostgreSQL logs with pgBadger

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. AWS offers services that make PostgreSQL database deployments easy to set up, manage, and scale in a cost-efficient manner. These services are Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Optimizing database performance is an important task for DevOps […]

Back up an AWS DMS task using the AWS CLI and a JSON processor

In this post, we demonstrate how to use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) and jq (a JSON processor) to back up AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) task settings and other artifacts to a file. This backup file could be modified (if required) and reused to setup a new AWS DMS task. One […]

Securely access Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) locally using AWS Client VPN

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a scalable, highly durable, and fully managed database service for operating mission-critical MongoDB workloads. When interfacing with a document database such as Amazon DocumentDB, developers need an environment to test and debug their applications. In this post, we cover how to connect to your Amazon DocumentDB resources from outside […]

Use cross-Region read replicas with Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server

Starting today, you can now create cross-Region read replicas with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server. This feature gives you the ability to deploy a read-only DB instance in a secondary AWS Region. With cross-Region read replica, data is asynchronously sent from your primary database instance to a cross-Region read replica in […]

Create a heterogeneous linked server from Amazon RDS for SQL Server to an Oracle database

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports the Oracle database engine as an external data source to implement heterogeneous linked server configuration and run distributed queries. With this feature, you can now create a linked server configuration between Amazon RDS for SQL Server and an Oracle database instance running in your […]

Achieve database-level point-in-time recovery on Amazon RDS for SQL Server using access to transaction log backups feature

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server makes it simple to set up and operate SQL Server deployments in the cloud by managing time-consuming database administration tasks, including provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and hardware scaling. Customers running their Microsoft SQL Server workloads on Amazon RDS for SQL Server ask us how they […]

Send alerts on custom AWS DMS errors from Amazon CloudWatch Logs

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a widely used AWS service to migrate data into the AWS Cloud from on-premises databases or within AWS databases in the cloud. For smooth migrations using AWS DMS, it’s imperative to monitor the AWS DMS resources and tasks, specifically for errors and warnings. Monitoring AWS DMS task via […]