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Key considerations for migration estimation from Amazon Database Migration Accelerator

Migrating certain workloads (application and database) to new cloud platforms can be technically challenging. AWS launched Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (Amazon DMA) to accelerate and simplify your journey to AWS databases and analytics services. Amazon DMA has assisted thousands of customers globally to migrate their workloads. In this post, we share Amazon DMA’s approach and […]

Choose shard keys to optimize Amazon DocumentDB Elastic Clusters

As applications grow, data grows as well, so it’s imperative for a modern cloud-based application to have a database that can automatically scale. Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fully managed, native JSON database built with a flexible schema for enterprise applications that decouples storage and compute, improving scalability and reducing time-consuming administrative tasks. […]

Achieve up to 17x lower replication lag with the new write-through cache for Aurora PostgreSQL

Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition recently added the logical replication write-through cache. The logical replication write-through cache helps improve performance by reducing the amount of Aurora storage I/O that takes place during logical decoding. When you use the write-through cache, the logical decoder looks in the cache first for data to satisfy queries; if the data is […]

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) re:Invent 2022 recap

The Amazon Keyspaces team had a great time meeting with many of you at AWS re:Invent 2022. It was particularly exciting to experience re:Invent at its peak in-person attendance. The team enjoyed listening to your feedback and use cases, and understanding what you want us to build next. We work backwards from these conversations and feedback […]

AWS SCT now supports IBM DB2 for z/OS as a source

You can now use AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to streamline a migration project from Db2 for z/OS (v12) to Amazon Relation Database Services (Amazon RDS). The list of supported targets for this source in AWS SCT is: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition Amazon Relational Database Service […]

Overview of building resilient applications with Amazon DynamoDB global tables

AWS Senior Principal Solutions Architect Randy DeFauw has written a four-part series about how to use Amazon DynamoDB global tables as part of your strategy to build resilient, multi-Region applications that have the lowest possible recovery time objective and recovery point objective. This post summarizes each post in the series and provides a single link […]

How Etleap uses AWS DMS to make data analytics pipelines easy and robust

This blog post was co-written with Archie Menzies from Etleap. You can use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) as a robust and configurable solution for change data capture (CDC) from all major databases into AWS. In this post, we discuss how Etleap integrates AWS DMS into its AWS-native ETL/ELT solution, and the usability features […]

Why Reltio chose an all-in migration to Amazon DynamoDB

“Reltio’s ability to drive innovation on behalf of their customers exemplifies how cloud-native businesses can leverage AWS to deliver differentiated solutions. Through collaboration in both technology development and go-to-market efforts, Reltio’s partnership with AWS continues to strengthen their position as an industry-leading master data management solution.” -Amine Chigani, AWS Global Head of Enterprise Technologists Amazon […]

The five most visited Amazon DynamoDB blog posts of 2022

From January through September of 2022, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers visited the following five Amazon DynamoDB blog posts more than all others. Use this list (starting with most visited) to see what other customers have been reading and decide what to learn next. Amazon DynamoDB can now import Amazon S3 data into a new […]