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Category: Migration & Transfer Services

Configure change data capture parameters on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a managed migration and replication service that helps you move your database and analytic workloads to AWS quickly and securely. The source database remains fully operational during the migration, minimizing downtime to applications that rely on the database. AWS DMS can migrate data to and from most widely […]

Tune replication performance with AWS DMS for an Amazon Kinesis Data Streams target endpoint – Part 1

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) makes it possible to replicate to Amazon Kinesis Data Streams from relational databases, data warehouses, NoSQL databases, and other types of data stores. You can use Kinesis data streams to collect and process large streams of data records in real time. Replicating data changes to a Kinesis data stream […]

Orchestrate an AWS DMS Serverless replication task using AWS CLI

Database migration is a critical aspect of modern IT operations, especially when you need to switch database systems while ensuring minimal downtime and data loss. AWS DMS Serverless is a feature of AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) that provides automatic provisioning, scaling, built-in high availability, and a reduced billing model based on workload changes […]

Configure an AWS DMS endpoint to access cross-account secrets from AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) provides integration with AWS Secrets Manager for storing the database credentials. This integration allows you to store, rotate, and retrieve credentials used in the AWS DMS endpoints. As a security best practice, customers use this integration for enhanced security control and also at times maintain a central account or […]

Implement an automated approach for handling AWS DMS operational events

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) allows you to tackle the complex task of migrating both homogenous and heterogeneous database engines. As businesses evolve, the need to adopt the most suitable database engines for their unique requirements arises. This often leads to the coexistence of various database systems, presenting challenges when it comes to seamless […]

Archival solutions for Oracle database workloads in AWS: Part 1

This is a two-part series. In this post, we explain three archival solutions that allow you to archive Oracle data into Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). In Part 2 of this series, we explain three archival solutions using native Oracle products and utilities. All of these options allow you to join current Oracle data with archived data.

Handle IDENTITY columns in AWS DMS: Part 1

In relational database management systems, an IDENTITY column is a column in a table that is made up of values generated automatically by the database at the time of data insertion. Although different systems handle the implementation of IDENTITY columns differently, they share some common characteristics. In most cases, the value of the IDENTITY column […]

Perform cross-account Amazon Aurora MySQL migration with minimal downtime

While managing databases at scale in AWS, there are certain scenarios where you may need to maintain an Amazon Aurora cluster in a single or multiple AWS accounts. These scenarios include but are not limited to mergers and acquisitions, consolidating all accounts to use only a single account, or compliance to maintain production and development […]

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 […]

AWS DMS key troubleshooting metrics and performance enhancers

In this post, we discuss AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and how you can use Amazon CloudWatch and logs to monitor the performance and health of a replication task. Additionally, we discuss how to set up CloudWatch Alarms for an AWS DMS task as well as instance related metrics that we configure to receive […]