AWS Database Blog

Category: Announcements

Query transaction finality information from public blockchains using Amazon Managed Blockchain Query

In this post, we provide an overview of an enhancement to Amazon Managed Blockchain (AMB) Query which enables you to retrieve data on a public blockchain prior to finalization. AMB Query is a fully managed AWS service that provides high quality blockchain data delivered with sub-second latency to applications via uniform APIs across a number […]

Introducing multi-source replication on Amazon RDS for MySQL

When Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) launched in 2009, MySQL was the first engine supported on the platform. Since that time, customer use cases have grown and evolved. Amazon RDS for MySQL has supported replication to multiple targets for some time—now it also supports multi-source replication. In this post, we discuss multi-source replication on […]

New features in AWS DMS 3.5.1

We are excited to announce the availability of AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) replication engine version 3.5.1. This version provides improvements covering data validation, support for new endpoints, and endpoint settings that were requested by many of our customers. In this post, we highlight a few key features. For the entire list of improvements, […]

Build on the Polygon network with Amazon Managed Blockchain Access

As builders in the blockchain space work to deliver applications ready for mainstream adoption, they must spend more time developing features and capabilities for their use case and less time on the undifferentiated tasks such as blockchain node operations, blockchain data extraction, and standard API development. Configuring, provisioning, and maintaining a multitude of public blockchain […]

Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports SQL Server 2022

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2022 for Express, Web, Standard, and Enterprise Editions. You can use SQL Server 2022 features such as accelerated database recovery, intelligent query processing, intelligent performance, monitoring improvements, and resumable online index creations. In this post, we summarize the new features on […]

Announcing frozen collections for Amazon Keyspaces

Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra) is a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra-compatible database service. With Amazon Keyspaces, you can run your Cassandra workloads on AWS using the same Cassandra application code and developer tools that you’re currently using.

Today, we are introducing support for frozen collections in Amazon Keyspaces. With this launch, you can use the frozen keyword and store collection data types (like lists, sets, and maps) as a single, immutable value. In this post, we discuss the benefits and use cases of this new feature, and demonstrate how to create and use frozen collections in Amazon Keyspaces.

Achieve over 500 million requests per second per cluster with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis 7.1

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is a fully managed service compatible with the Redis API. ElastiCache is a fast in-memory data store, and many customers choose it to power some of their most performance-sensitive, real-time applications. Today, we are excited to share that you can now effectively maximize your performance by upgrading from ElastiCache for Redis […]

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 […]

New – Fully managed Blue/Green Deployment in Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

For workloads that require simpler orchestration of creating a staging environment for extensive testing and achieve maximum availability during a major version upgrade, we’re pleased to announce the general availability of Amazon RDS blue/green deployments for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL for versions 11.21 and higher, 12.16 and higher, 13.12 and higher, 14.9 and higher, and 15.4 and higher in all applicable AWS Regions and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. In this post, we walk through an example of creating a blue/green deployment. We also show how to perform major version upgrades using blue/green deployment with minimal downtime and describe the switchover process. Finally, we discuss the best practices for using blue/green deployment.

Reduce downtime with Amazon Aurora MySQL database restart time optimizations

When using Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition for operating your relational databases in the AWS cloud, one of the key requirements is to verify that it is highly available during planned and unplanned outages. As database administrators, you should perform occasional database maintenance. This can be in the form of database patching, upgrades, database parameter modifications […]