AWS Database Blog

Category: Announcements

Use cross-Region read replicas with Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server

Starting today, you can now create cross-Region read replicas with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server. This feature gives you the ability to deploy a read-only DB instance in a secondary AWS Region. With cross-Region read replica, data is asynchronously sent from your primary database instance to a cross-Region read replica in […]

Create a heterogeneous linked server from Amazon RDS for SQL Server to an Oracle database

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports the Oracle database engine as an external data source to implement heterogeneous linked server configuration and run distributed queries. With this feature, you can now create a linked server configuration between Amazon RDS for SQL Server and an Oracle database instance running in your […]

Scale your Amazon MemoryDB for Redis clusters at a lower cost with data tiering

Amazon MemoryDB for Redis is a Redis-compatible database service that delivers both in-memory performance and Multi-AZ durability. You can use MemoryDB as a primary database for use cases that require durable storage and ultra-fast performance, like user session data, message streaming between microservices, payment processing, gaming leaderboards, and Internet of Things (IoT). Today, we announced […]

Scale modern serverless applications with Amazon RDS Proxy for SQL Server

Many applications, including those built on modern serverless architectures, can have a large number of open connections to the database server and may open and close database connections at a high rate, exhausting database memory and compute resources. Databases can also suffer from transient failures, impacting application availability. Finally, applications need to maintain database credentials to […]

Amazon DynamoDB can now import Amazon S3 data into a new table

Today we’re launching new functionality that makes it easier for you to import data from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) into new DynamoDB tables. This is a fully managed feature that doesn’t require writing code or managing infrastructure. In this post, we introduce DynamoDB import from S3 and show you how to use it […]

Introducing DML auditing for Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a scalable, highly durable, and fully managed database service for operating mission-critical MongoDB workloads without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. As a document database, Amazon DocumentDB makes it easy to store, query, and index JSON data. Amazon DocumentDB has added support for auditing Data Manipulation Language […]

Introducing Amazon Neptune Global Database

Today, Amazon Neptune announced the general availability of Amazon Neptune Global Database. You can use Neptune Global Database to build graph applications across multiple AWS Regions using the same graph database. Neptune Global Database is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe […]

AWS named a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems

Industry analyst firm Gartner has published its annual report evaluating cloud-based data and analytics services, the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems. AWS was once again named a Leader and placed highest among 20 recognized vendors for its “Ability to Execute.” We’re honored by the recognition from the highly respected technology adviser, and […]

Introducing the Amazon Database Migration Accelerator

Today, we announce the launch of Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (DMA). Amazon DMA brings together AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT), and AWS database migration experts to help customers migrate away from traditional commercial databases at fixed prices. At launch, we offer Amazon DMA to customers migrating from Oracle and SQL […]

Lower the cost of building graph apps by up to 76% with Amazon Neptune T3 instances

When you are building a graph application, you want a fast, cost-effective instance as you iterate to build your Apache TinkerPop or RDF/SPARQL graph application. Amazon Neptune now allows you to choose burstable performance instances (T3) in addition to the fixed performance instances (R5 and R4). Amazon Neptune db.t3.medium burstable performance instances are engineered specifically […]