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Migrate Oracle Databases to AWS using transportable tablespace

Administering databases in self-managed environments such as on premises or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) requires you to spend time and resources on database administration tasks such as provisioning, scaling, patching, backups, and configuring for high availability. Organizations are moving their self-managed Oracle databases to AWS managed database services to offload undifferentiated heavy lifting […]

Friend microservices using Amazon DynamoDB and event filtering

The gaming industry has evolved significantly over the past few years. A feature that has become essential to that evolution is to be friends with other players and play together in the same game. From the players’ point of view, the process to become friends is straightforward. A player sends a friend request to another, […]

Improve query performance using Optimized Reads on Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale MySQL and MariaDB deployments in the cloud. Developers are often required to run complex queries in MySQL and MariaDB environments to create a dashboard or run simple ad hoc reports. Furthermore, application developers use complex stored procedures with user-created temporary […]

Use Region pinning to set a home Region for items in an Amazon DynamoDB global table

Amazon DynamoDB global tables provide a fully managed, scalable solution for deploying a multi-Region, multi-active database that’s replicated across multiple AWS Regions. Global tables allow applications to read and write data to a table, with the data automatically replicated across all Regions that are associated with that table. Global tables are ideal for applications that […]

Migrate an internet-scale online transactional system to Amazon DynamoDB using AWS DMS

Database migration is a complex process that usually involves capacity planning, data migration and cutover strategies, hardware and software procurement, and a lengthy debugging and testing schedule. The common challenge in migrating from a relational database to a non-relational database is selecting the appropriate modeling technique and migration technologies. This is the second part of […]

How Skai performed database modernization and migration with AWS DMS

This is a guest post by Niv Gelbermann Shkolnik , Software Engineer at Skai co-authored with Eran Balan, Senior Solutions Architect at AWS. Skai is the leading omnichannel platform that helps performance marketers plan, activate, and measure programs across digital media for informed decisions, high efficiency and optimal return. In this post, we discuss how […]

Automate Avalanche node deployment using the AWS CDK: Part 1

Avalanche is an EVM-compatible, layer-1 blockchain network. The protocol is built upon a novel consensus mechanism, paired with subnets with their own virtual machines. Subnets enable the creation of custom, app-specific blockchains for different use cases and allow the Avalanche network to scale infinitely. At its core, a blockchain is a set of replicated state […]

Choose the right PostgreSQL data access pattern for your SaaS application

In a multi-tenant environment, the process of identifying the database isolation strategy most suitable for your workload is essential. Your isolation strategy ensures that one tenant cannot access another tenant’s data, and defines how the actions of tenants affect one another. The isolation strategy is driven by a combination of business, domain, security, cost, resiliency, […]

Deploy an Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and MySQL Multi-AZ DB cluster using Terraform modules

Selecting the right cloud management tool is extremely important for many enterprises. In the post 5 Tips for Keeping Pace with AWS’s Innovation, we briefly discussed the high-level strategies to overcome the challenges of continuous improvement and drive innovations in your organization. In this post, we show how infrastructure as code (IaC) solutions built with […]

Speed up database migration by using AWS DMS with parallel load and filter options

Some migrations might take a long time because they have large tables. However, AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) features such as parallel load and filters might be able to help speed up this process. AWS DMS is a data migration service that has robust features for supporting both homogenous and heterogeneous database migrations. AWS […]