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Category: Technical How-to

Use Amazon RDS Proxy to provide access to RDS databases across AWS accounts

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that makes applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure. With RDS Proxy, you can handle unpredictable surges in database traffic that might otherwise cause issues due to oversubscribing connections or creating new connections […]

IPv6 addressing with Amazon RDS

We all have our own individual identity in this world. It may be a home address or unique ID card number. But have you ever considered how you are perceived online? Generalizing, have you ever considered how complex or large a system should be to accommodate all unique identifiers around the world, considering devices also […]

Replace self-managed database scheduler batch jobs using AWS native solutions

Database administrators and developers traditionally schedule scripts to run against databases using the system cron on the host where the database is running or using database schedulers, resulting in a tight coupling with the batch scripts and the database. Many Oracle database applications use files stored in a shared file system volume that is mounted […]

Automate Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL horizontal scaling and system integration with Amazon EventBridge and AWS Lambda

You may have a workload where you want to automate scaling, such as a reporting application with unpredictable increases in queries, or an application with database utilization increasing at predictable times like end-of-month reporting. Scaling a database to appropriately handle workload demand is important to help manage cost, operations, performance, security, and reliability. With Amazon […]

Deploy AWS DMS in a multi-tiered secure network using an Nginx proxy server

This is a guest post by Hemalatha Katari, Solution Architect at Accenture, in partnership with AWS Partner Solutions Architect Rohit Satyanarayana. In this post, we discuss how to use AWS Data Migration Service (AWS DMS) to migrate your database while maintaining strict network segregation and network security requirements. We recently used this solution with a […]

Dynamically modify AWS DMS endpoints for flexible intermittent data migrations to AWS

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a cloud service that makes it easy to migrate relational databases, data warehouses, NoSQL databases, and other types of data stores. You can use AWS DMS to migrate your data to the AWS Cloud or between combinations of cloud and on-premises setups. With AWS DMS, you can perform […]

Build a solution for data migration between on-premises and Amazon Aurora databases hosted in isolated VPCs using AWS DMS

Many customers migrating their on-premises database workloads to the AWS Cloud select AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) as their tool of choice to quickly migrate databases. AWS DMS is a service that supports homogeneous and heterogeneous migrations between different database platforms. Although setup and configuration of AWS DMS is very straightforward, selecting the right […]


Profile Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL code using plprofiler

PostgreSQL is considered to be the primary open-source database choice when migrating from commercial databases such as Oracle. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Identifying slow queries and tuning for better performance is an important task for developers and database administrators managing […]

Reference architecture

Develop a full stack serverless NFT application with Amazon Managed Blockchain – Part 2

This post builds upon the full-stack non-fungible token (NFT) development environment setup outlined in a previous post, which is considered a prerequisite to the topics we discuss in this post. Part 1 discussed how to set up a development environment; in this post we walk you through a complete NFT marketplace application using Amazon Managed […]