AWS Database Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

Executive Conversations: Putting generative AI to work in omnichannel customer service with Prashanth Singh, Chief Operating Officer at LeadSquared

Prashanth Singh, Chief Operating Officer at LeadSquared, joins Pravin Mittal, Director of Engineering of Amazon Aurora, for a discussion on using generative artificial intelligence (AI) to scale their omnichannel customer service application while controlling costs. LeadSquared helps customers build truly connected, empowered, and self-reliant sales and service organizations, with the power of automation. This Executive […]

Binary logging optimizations in Amazon Aurora MySQL version 3

The binary log (binlog) in MySQL is used to capture database modifications on a MySQL server in a logical format known as “events”. These database modifications can include DCL statements (such as CREATE USER or GRANT), DDL statements (CREATE TABLE, ALTER TABLE) and DML statements (INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE). When such a modification is committed in […]

GQL: The ISO standard for graphs has arrived

A joint letter to graph customers, the graph curious, and the Cypher community: Last week, the database world reached a significant milestone. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published GQL, a new database language standard designed for property graphs. GQL, which stands for Graph Query Language, is the first new ISO database language since the […]

Accelerate database development in Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora with Amazon CodeWhisperer

As organizations continue to scale applications, the need for database developers to quickly pick up new skills becomes increasingly important. Amazon CodeWhisperer is an AI-powered productivity tool for the integrated development environment (IDE) and command line that helps improve developer productivity by generating code recommendations based on your comments in natural language and code in […]

Use AWS Nitro Enclaves to build Cubist CubeSigner, a secure and highly reliable key management platform for Ethereum validators and beyond

Validators are the fundamental building blocks of proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain protocols like Ethereum. They maintain the history of the chain and run the consensus protocol that makes it possible to implement complex decentralized applications—from decentralized finance applications to NFT collectibles. To join the protocol, validators provide assets as collateral, which ensures they behave correctly in […]

AWS positioned highest in execution in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems

AWS has been named a Leader for the ninth consecutive year in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, and we have been positioned highest for ability to execute. We are honored to be recognized for delivering value for customers in a year where the possibilities of generative AI have captured all […]

Techniques to improve the state-of-the-art in Cloud FinOps using Amazon Neptune

Cloud computing has changed almost every business and industry by changing the delivery and consumption model. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. This allows more flexibility and reliability, increased performance and efficiency, and helps to lower IT costs. The […]

Amazon RDS for Oracle Transportable Tablespaces using RMAN

In this post, we show you how you can use the RMAN XTTS functionality to migrate from an Oracle database hosted on Amazon Elastic Compute CLoud (Amazon EC2) to Amazon RDS for Oracle. Combined with Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) integration, XTTS can help reduce the complexity of your migration strategy, reduce the number and copies of data and backups required (as well as associated storage space consumption), and reduce the application downtime associated with completing the migration of your data.

Streamline interstate Department of Motor Vehicles collaboration with Private Blockchain

According to the United States Census Bureau, over 7.9 million Americans moved from one state to another in 2021 alone. One of the tasks an individual must complete when moving from state to state is trading in their driver’s license from their former state of residence for a license in their new state of residence. Each state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is responsible for the issuance and management of driver’s licenses within the state, and this requires collaboration with other state DMVs to gather important data such as traffic offenses occurring out of state. In this post, we discuss how blockchain can streamline driver’s license issuance and foster deeper collaboration between DMVs in all 50 states and why blockchain is a compelling technology choice.

Choose the right Amazon RDS deployment option: Single-AZ instance, Multi-AZ instance, or Multi-AZ database cluster

In addition to offering you a choice of seven well-known engines, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) also offers a number of deployment choices to assist you in selecting the option that best suits your workload. You can evaluate your requirements and then choose the right set of service offerings. In the latest set of […]