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Category: Technical How-to

Migrate from SQL Server to Amazon DynamoDB with data transformation using a staging table

With the evolution of microservice-based architectures, organizations are increasingly adopting purpose-built databases. Occasionally, businesses need guidance on which cloud service and solutions are best for them, as well as a plan for helping with the migration. When performing heterogeneous database migrations, you might encounter problems with attribute patterns on NoSQL compared to traditional relational database […]

Schema and code validator for Oracle to Oracle post-migration

Most migrations from on-premises Oracle to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle use EXPDP/IMPDB or Transportable Tablespaces using RMAN. Depending on the size and complexity, migrations are often split at the schema level and table level. In this post, we present a solution to help you identify missing schema objects in the target […]

Securely connect to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL with AWS Session Manager and IAM authentication

Company policies usually do not allow database instances to have a public endpoint unless there is a specific business requirement. Although that protects those resources from public access over the internet, it also limits how users can connect to them from their computers. Frequently, database administrators and development teams try to overcome that restriction by […]

Enable efficient load balancing and connection routing for Oracle database workloads in AWS using Global Data Services

Oracle Global Data Services (Oracle GDS) is a specialized service for managing connections in distributed databases within a global environment. It’s designed to provide high availability, scalability, and efficient load balancing across multiple Oracle database instances. Oracle GDS acts as an intermediary layer between application and database tiers, overseeing high availability, optimizing load balancing, and […]

Join SQL Server on AWS to Microsoft Entra Domain Services

Windows Authentication offers a secure and efficient mechanism for authentication management in Microsoft SQL Server. Many customers use Microsoft Entra ID (previously Azure AD) as their identity provider for Windows authentication. With the launch of support to join Amazon RDS for SQL Server to self-managed Active Directory, you can now join your Amazon Relational Database […]

Migrate time-series data from Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to Amazon Timestream using batch load

Amazon Timestream is a fast, scalable, fully managed, purpose-built time-series database that makes it straightforward to store and analyze trillions of time-series data points per day. Timestream saves you time and cost in managing the lifecycle of time-series data by keeping recent data in memory and moving historical data to a cost-optimized storage tier based […]

Encrypt an unencrypted Amazon Aurora MySQL cluster with minimal downtime using AWS DMS homogeneous data migrations

In this post, we show how you can encrypt an Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition database from an existing unencrypted cluster using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) with minimal downtime. Amazon Aurora encrypted DB clusters provide an additional layer of data protection by securing your data from unauthorized access to the underlying storage. You can […]

Launch an Amazon RDS Custom for SQL Server Instance using AWS CloudFormation

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom is a managed database service which provides administrative access to the underlying operating system and database (DB) environment. This allows you to run third-party applications, install drivers or access native features of SQL Server or Windows, while getting the benefits of a managed database. You can also use […]

Set up SSL/TLS client connections to Amazon RDS for SQL Server and Amazon RDS for Oracle

It is important to safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of communication between clients and databases. The deployment of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for this purpose, however, can sometimes face resistance, either due to actual complexities or perceived challenges associated with the specific tools used by individuals or organizations. In this post, we address these concerns […]

Convert Oracle DBMS_LOB and collections to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL using AWS SCT extension packs

Many organizations are often seeking to migrate from their commercial relational databases, such as Oracle, to open-source databases like PostgreSQL. When migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL databases, the most time-consuming and complex part is converting database structures, code, and storage objects such as packages, procedures, functions, and triggers. Converting or modernizing from Oracle to Amazon […]