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Category: Technical How-to

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 […]

Automate update of table settings on restored Amazon DynamoDB table

Regular backups are a key component of designing business-critical applications to be resilient in the event of any failure situation. They provide many benefits, the most important being data protection, more efficient recovery of data in the event of disruptions, compliance with organization and legal requirements, and simplified maintenance. Point-in-time recovery (PITR) for DynamoDB provides […]

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 […]

A framework for Amazon DynamoDB Transactions

Amazon DynamoDB supports transactions to give atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability (ACID), helping you maintain data consistency in your workloads. A database transaction is a sequence of multiple operations that are performed on one or more tables. These sequences of multiple operations represent a unit of work that is committed to the tables or rolled […]

Supply chain data analysis and visualization using Amazon Neptune and the Neptune workbench

Many global corporations are managing multiple supply chains, and they depend on those operations to not only deliver goods on time but to respond to divergent customer and supplier needs. According to a McKinsey study, it’s estimated that significant disruptions to production now occur every 3.7 years on average, adding new urgency to supply chain […]

Track engine version upgrades in Amazon RDS for Oracle using the customer visible events

In Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), an RDS event indicates a change in the environment. These events are delivered in real-time to Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon EventBridge. RDS events are notifications that are triggered by specific database events in Amazon RDS. These events can include automated backups, security updates, maintenance windows, and other changes […]

Make configuration changes to an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle instance: Part 3

With the flexibility of Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle, you can customize your database, underlying server, and operating system configurations to support the various requirements of your workloads. In this series, we discuss best practices and step-by-step instructions to perform common customizations on Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle without breaking the […]

Federated query support for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – Part 2

This post is a continuation of Federated query support for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – Part 1. To recap, in 2003, the SQL standard added a new specification called SQL/MED (SQL Management of External Data). In 2011, PostgreSQL 9.1 was released with read-only support of this standard, and PostgreSQL 9.3 added […]

Code conversion patterns to migrate Sybase SQL Anywhere database schemas to Amazon RDS for SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon EC2

SAP SQL Anywhere (also known as Sybase SQL Anywhere) is a database which is widely used in Information Technology and Services industry. Migration from SAP SQL Anywhere to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server or Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is challenging because as of writing this post, […]

Automate high availability setup in Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle

Amazon Relational Database (Amazon RDS) Custom automates database administration tasks and operations. RDS Custom makes it possible for you as a database administrator to access and customize your database environment and operating system. With RDS Custom, you can customize to meet the requirements of legacy, custom, and packaged applications. Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle supports […]