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Access Amazon RDS across AWS accounts using AWS PrivateLink, Network Load Balancer, and Amazon RDS Proxy

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora that makes applications more scalable, secure, and resilient to database failures. With RDS Proxy, you can handle unpredictable surges in database traffic that might otherwise cause issues due to using all available connections or creating new connections at a fast rate. One of the main benefits of RDS Proxy is that it can improve application recovery time while efficiently and automatically handling database failovers, which is valid with both planned and unplanned failovers. For more details, see Improving application availability with Amazon RDS Proxy. For common use cases where RDS Proxy is beneficial, refer to Amazon RDS Proxy FAQs. In this post, we show how to securely and efficiently connect applications in different AWS accounts to an RDS database instance or Aurora cluster using RDS Proxy, AWS PrivateLink, and Network Load Balancer.

Identify PostgreSQL semantic issues with the plpgsql_check extension

One critical aspect during the migration process from Oracle to PostgreSQL is identifying any semantic issues that may arise when translating Oracle-specific code to PostgreSQL. Although Oracle performs both semantic and syntax checks during code compilation, PostgreSQL focuses solely on syntax checks during code compilation, leaving room for potential semantic discrepancies in the converted code […]

Amazon Aurora MySQL version 2 (with MySQL 5.7 compatibility) to version 3 (with MySQL 8.0 compatibility) upgrade checklist, Part 2

In the first part, we discussed the most common issues that will cause upgrade prechecks from Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition v2 to v3 to fail. In this post, we discuss the most common causes of prolonged and unsuccessful upgrade. Cluster has XA transactions in the prepared state Amazon Aurora MySQL cancels the upgrade if it […]

Amazon Aurora MySQL version 2 (with MySQL 5.7 compatibility) to version 3 (with MySQL 8.0 compatibility) upgrade checklist, Part 1

Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition version 2 (with MySQL 5.7 compatibility) is planned to reach the end of standard support on October 31, 2024. The Amazon Aurora MySQL version 2 end of standard support timeline is discussed in our public documentation. We recommend that you upgrade your databases to the default minor version of Amazon Aurora […]

Filter transactions from users with AWS DMS from an Oracle database

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is used for migrating databases to AWS, but you can also use it for replicating data with low latency from a supported source to a supported target. When working with an Oracle Multitenant database, you may be looking for ways to replicate ongoing changes to Amazon Simple Storage Service […]

Secure your data at rest on Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server using transparent data encryption (TDE) or column-level encryption (CLE)

Customers in industries such as healthcare and financial services take full advantage of the built-in security features of SQL Server to meet their regulatory and compliance requirements. When migrating their database to the AWS Cloud, we often see customers asking for SQL Server security feature support such as TDE, column-level encryption on Amazon Relational Database […]

Troubleshoot network connectivity to Amazon RDS Custom databases using VPC Reachability Analyzer

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to provision a logically isolated section of the AWS Cloud where AWS resources such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom DB instances can be launched in a virtual network you define. When creating an Amazon RDS Custom DB instance, you have the option to create […]

Implementing run-time write synchronization in Amazon Aurora Global Database

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Global Database is an Aurora feature designed for globally distributed applications, allowing a single Amazon Aurora database to span multiple AWS Regions. A Global […]

Build a sensor network using AWS IoT Core and Amazon DocumentDB

In this post, we discuss how you can build an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network solution to process IoT sensor data through AWS IoT Core and store it with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility). An IoT sensor network consists of multiple sensors and other devices like RFID readers made by various manufacturers, generating JSON […]

Amazon RDS for Oracle Transportable Tablespaces using RMAN

In this post, we show you how you can use the RMAN XTTS functionality to migrate from an Oracle database hosted on Amazon Elastic Compute CLoud (Amazon EC2) to Amazon RDS for Oracle. Combined with Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) integration, XTTS can help reduce the complexity of your migration strategy, reduce the number and copies of data and backups required (as well as associated storage space consumption), and reduce the application downtime associated with completing the migration of your data.