AWS Database Blog

Category: Migration & Transfer Services

Migrate Apache Cassandra databases to Amazon DynamoDB more easily

Customers tell us that migrating data between different database engines—also known as a heterogeneous migration—can be challenging and time consuming. Some customers such as Samsung had to figure out on their own how to migrate their Apache Cassandra databases to Amazon DynamoDB (see Moving a Galaxy into the Cloud: Best Practices from Samsung on Migrating […]

Migrate to native partitioned tables in PostgreSQL 10 using AWS Database Migration Service

We’re excited to introduce AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) version 2.4.3, which includes support for migrating data to native partitioned tables in PostgreSQL 10. In this post, we discuss how you can use AWS DMS version 2.4.3 to migrate data from Oracle partitioned tables to PostgreSQL 10 natively partitioned tables. You can do so […]

Replicate data from Amazon Aurora to Amazon S3 with AWS Database Migration Service

In this blog post, I’ll cover how to use an AWS CloudFormation template to automate the configuration that allows you to replicate data between a relational database like Amazon Aurora to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). I’ll walk you through a sample CloudFormation template so that you can customize for your needs. The AWS […]

Recover from a disaster with delayed replication in Amazon RDS for MySQL

Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports a delayed replication, which allows you to set a time period that a replica database lags behind a source database. In a standard MySQL replication configuration, there is minimal delay between the source and the replica. Now you have the option to introduce an intentional delay. A delay is […]

AWS Schema Conversion Tool blog series: Introducing new features in build 617

We are excited to introduce a new version of the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT). This version includes support for table-valued function conversions, additional information in server-level assessment reports, and more. For those of you who are new to AWS SCT, this tool helps convert your existing database schema from one database engine to […]

Load CDC data from relational databases to Amazon Kinesis using Database Migration Service

UPDATE, March 2019: Since this blog post was published, DMS has launched a new capability to set Kinesis as a target. For the most updated guidance, please visit Use the AWS Database Migration Service to Stream Change Data to Amazon Kinesis Data Streams. ———————————— Many large enterprises are moving their data processing from batch to […]

AWS Schema Conversion Tool introduces new features in build 616

We are excited to introduce a new version of AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) that includes support for PostgreSQL 10 partitioning, a new server-level Assessment Report, support for table-valued functions, and more. For those of you who are new to AWS SCT, this tool helps convert your existing database schema from one database engine […]

Database Migration

How to migrate BLOB and CLOB tables from Oracle to PostgreSQL using Ora2pg and AWS DMS

Many enterprises are considering migrating their Oracle databases to PostgreSQL because of the close compatibility between the platforms and the enterprises’ desire to reduce licensing costs. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility make it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud in a cost-efficient manner. AWS […]

How to encrypt database columns with no impact on your application using AWS DMS and Baffle

AWS offers a wealth of security features to protect its infrastructure and services, such as AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). AWS Data Migration Service (AWS DMS) provides users a simple automated way of migrating data from their existing databases to Amazon RDS. As part of this, AWS […]

How to migrate to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using transactional replication: Part 1

You can migrate your databases into Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server in multiple ways. Typically, you perform a simple backup and restore of the databases (along with scripting system objects such as logins). If you want a higher availability or lower downtime option, you might use the AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). In […]