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Amazon RDS Proxy multiplexing support for PostgreSQL Extended Query Protocol

Today, we are announcing Amazon RDS Proxy multiplexing support for PostgreSQL Extended Query Protocol. In this post, you learn about PostgreSQL’s Extended Query Protocol for communication between client and server, its benefits, and how multiplexing support for Extended Query Protocol can improve the connection pooling capability of RDS Proxy, which in turn reduces the overhead […]

Automatically scale Amazon RDS storage using Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Lambda

Customer databases are constantly growing. When you increase storage for a database in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), you can’t make further storage modifications for either 6 hours or until storage optimization has completed on the instance, whichever is longer. Amazon RDS storage autoscaling increases storage by 10 GiB, 10% of currently allocated storage, […]

Best practices for sizing your Amazon ElastiCache for Redis clusters

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is a fully managed Redis- and Memcached-compatible service delivering real-time, cost-optimized performance for modern applications. It scales to hundreds of millions of operations per second with microsecond response time, and offers enterprise-grade security and reliability. You can scale ElastiCache for Redis seamlessly to accommodate changes in your application usage patterns. It […]

Introducing the Amazon Timestream UNLOAD statement: Export time-series data for additional insights

Amazon Timestream is a fully managed, scalable, and serverless time series database service that makes it easy to store and analyze trillions of events per day. Customers across a broad range of industry verticals have adopted Timestream to derive real-time insights, monitor critical business applications, and analyze millions of real-time events across websites and applications. […]

Determining the optimal value for shared_buffers using the pg_buffercache extension in PostgreSQL

In OLTP databases, the buffer cache is memory allocated for storing cached data and dirty pages. Cached data speeds up the retrieval of frequently accessed information, and reading from these cached pages minimizes disk I/O operations. Setting appropriate values for shared_buffers is important for optimal PostgreSQL performance and can lead to significant reductions in overall […]

Working with geospatial data in Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

There are multiple examples of geospatial data use cases that most of us encounter on a daily basis. From maps, to weather, to tracking software on phones, geospatial data is all around us. In this post, we explore a use case of a ride sharing app and show the ease of working with geospatial data […]

Accelerate HNSW indexing and searching with pgvector on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

It’s important to understand strategies for how to use pgvector with your Generative AI applications so you can find the optimal configurations. This can include the selection of your database instance family, how you ingest your data, and even the version of pgvector you’re using. We ran a series of tests to see how pgvector […]

Amazon Timestream for Amazon Connect real-time monitoring

Amazon Connect is an easy-to-use cloud contact center solution that helps companies of any size deliver superior customer service at a lower cost. Connect has many real-time monitoring capabilities. For requirements that go beyond those supported out of the box, Amazon Connect also provides you with data and APIs you can use to implement your […]

Powering Amazon RDS with AWS Graviton3: Benchmarks

In April 2023, AWS announced the ability to power Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instances with the AWS Graviton3 processor. AWS Graviton3 was announced in May 2022 and is built using a custom-designed ARM architecture using ARM Neoverse cores, optimized for delivering high performance and energy efficiency. AWS Graviton3 provides up to 25% better […]

Techniques to improve the state-of-the-art in Cloud FinOps using Amazon Neptune

Cloud computing has changed almost every business and industry by changing the delivery and consumption model. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. This allows more flexibility and reliability, increased performance and efficiency, and helps to lower IT costs. The […]