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Category: Technical How-to

Perform a side-by-side upgrade in AWS DMS by moving tasks to minimize business impact

You can use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) for many use cases, such as migrating from legacy or on-premises databases to managed cloud services, replicating ongoing data changes from online transaction processing (OLTP) databases such as Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) to an online analytical processing (OLAP) data warehouse such as Amazon Redshift, […]

Improve query performance using partial indexes in Amazon DocumentDB

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fully managed native JSON document database that makes it easy and cost effective to operate critical document workloads at virtually any scale without managing infrastructure. Amazon DocumentDB simplifies your architecture by providing built-in security best practices, continuous backups, and native integrations with other AWS services. You can enhance […]

Blockchain node deployment on AWS: A comprehensive guide

In the evolving landscape of blockchain technology, understanding the intricacies of node deployment on AWS is paramount in order to be able to interact with the blockchain. In this post, we provide a comprehensive overview of the role nodes serve in blockchain networks, cover the spectrum of available node types, discuss use cases, and present […]

Monitor Amazon RDS for Oracle instances using Oracle Enterprise Manager

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it straightforward to set up, operate, and scale Oracle database deployments in the AWS Cloud. Amazon RDS automation manages time-consuming, repetitive administration tasks like provisioning, backups, software patching, monitoring, and compute scaling, allowing you to focus on tasks and […]

Manage AWS DMS with PowerShell

When planning and implementing database migrations to the AWS, one of the phases is data migration, which may involve the usage of a data migration and replication tool such as AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). AWS DMS is a cloud service that enables the migration of relational databases, data warehouses, NoSQL databases, and other […]

Use Single-AZ read replicas in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

In-Region read replicas and cross-Region read replicas are two popular read-scale availability options available in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server. Amazon RDS customers use read replicas to offload their analytical or read-intended transactional workloads from a primary database instance. Previously, read replicas required the primary database instance to be in a […]

Enhance PostgreSQL database security using hooks with Trusted Language Extensions

PostgreSQL has the ability to authenticate user names and passwords using native credentials, though it lacks the ability to enforce specific password complexity and other advanced authentication policies without external identity services like LDAP or Kerberos. Trusted Language Extensions (TLE) for PostgreSQL (pg_tle), an open-source development kit used to build and package extensions, lets you […]

Set up notifications for Amazon RDS pending maintenance actions

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a fully managed database service provided by AWS, enabling you to set up, operate, and scale relational databases in the cloud. Although Amazon RDS offers seamless database management, it’s critical to stay informed about pending maintenance actions that might impact database availability. Amazon RDS regularly undergoes maintenance activities […]

Performance optimization of full load and ongoing replication tasks from self-managed Db2 to Amazon RDS for Db2

AWS recently announced Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Db2 as a supported target for AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). This addition allows you to move your database workloads from self-managed Db2 LUW databases to Amazon RDS for Db2 or another self-managed Db2 LUW instance. By using the migration capabilities of AWS DMS, […]

How to build a crypto wallet application using Amazon Managed Blockchain Access and Query

Building a cryptocurrency wallet requires the operation of a multitude of blockchain-specific components that enable critical functionality for the wallet. This includes but is not limited to provisioning and managing blockchain nodes, developing secure private key management solutions, building performant transaction management modules, and working with complex blockchain data pipelines. These components require complex security […]