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Deploy Amazon RDS Proxy for SQL Server with IAM authentication

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy service. You don’t need to provision or manage any additional infrastructure to start using RDS Proxy. In addition to this, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) completely manages maintenance activities for RDS Proxy such as upgrades and patching, which are carried out gradually in […]

Set up Always Encrypted with Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Customers within a variety of industries (healthcare and life sciences, financial services, and retail, among others) require a stronger security posture. Particularly, if the databases being hosted contain sensitive data such as credit card numbers or national identification numbers (for example, US Social Security numbers), providing a solution that allows you to encrypt this data […]

Multitenant best practices for Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying operating system and database environment. Amazon RDS Custom now supports the Oracle Multitenant option on Oracle Database version 19c using Enterprise Edition. With this release, an RDS Custom for […]

Automate creation of multiple AWS DMS endpoints and replication tasks using the AWS CLI

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a managed migration and replication service that helps move your database and analytics workloads to AWS quickly, securely, and with minimal downtime and zero data loss. AWS DMS can migrate your data from AWS DMS supported sources to AWS DMS supported targets, including most widely used commercial and […]

Securely generate Ethereum validator keys at low cost using a serverless architecture on AWS

The new proof-of-stake consensus mechanism on Ethereum blockchain network allows network participants to earn rewards without spending a lot of computational power for playing a part in securing the network. Unlike miners, validators don’t need to spend many CPU cycles to produce new blocks. They stake 32 ETH (the native cryptocurrency on Ethereum) to be […]

Migrate Oracle bulk binds to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

To migrate an Oracle database to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, you usually need to perform both automated and manual tasks. The automated tasks include schema conversion and data migration, which can be handled with the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), respectively. The manual tasks involve post-schema AWS […]

Deploy an Ethereum development environment using Amazon EC2 and Amazon Managed Blockchain

In this post, you learn how to deploy a cloud-based development environment with which to build, test, and deploy smart contracts on the public Ethereum Goerli testnet via a dedicated Ethereum full node managed using Amazon Managed Blockchain. You can also use the steps outlined in this post to create a development environment on the […]

Configure Multi-AZ with Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for SQL Server now supports high availability by using block-level replication in a Multi-AZ environment. Previously, to enable high availability on the instance, you had to configure an Always On Availability Group (AG) between two instances. Setting up and configuring Always On requires planning and expertise. With the […]

How to use Amazon CloudWatch to monitor Amazon DynamoDB table size and item count metrics

Amazon DynamoDB sends metrics about its operations to Amazon CloudWatch. At the time of this writing, the list includes 33 metrics including: throughput consumed and provisioned, account and table limits, request latencies, system errors, and user errors. Two metrics not included are the DynamoDB table size and item count. These values can be observed in […]

Integrate Amazon RDS for Oracle with Amazon EFS – Part 2 – Strengthen Access using EFS file system policy and Enforce in-transit encryption

With the announcement that Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle now supports integration with Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), you can keep temporary files like Oracle Data Pump export, import files on Amazon EFS file system, and directly access from it. Furthermore, you can leverage Amazon EFS integration for sharing a file system between […]