AWS Database Blog

Category: Storage

Store SQL Server backups in Amazon S3 using AWS Storage Gateway

Customers like Alkami and Acadian Asset Management use AWS Storage Gateway to back up their Microsoft SQL Server databases directly to Amazon S3, reducing their on-premises storage footprint and leveraging S3 for durable, scalable, and cost-effective storage. Storage Gateway is a hybrid cloud storage service providing on-premises applications with access to virtually unlimited cloud storage. […]

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Best storage practices for running production workloads on hosted databases with Amazon RDS or Amazon EC2

AWS offers multiple options to host your databases serving OLTP workloads – host your own managed database on Amazon EC2 instances or use Amazon RDS managed by AWS. RDS manages high availability, automated backups, database upgrades, OS patches, security, and read replica. RDS also offers the cloud-native option Amazon Aurora database engine, which is compatible […]

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Using Amazon EBS elastic volumes with Oracle databases (part 3): databases using Oracle ASM

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, we discuss the elastic volumes feature for Amazon EBS and how it works with Oracle database storage layouts. We discuss elastic volumes with databases that use operating-system file systems and that use Logical Volume Managers (LVM) for database storage management. In this post, we discuss the […]

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Using Amazon EBS elastic volumes with Oracle databases (part 2): databases using LVM

In part 1 of this blog series, we discuss the elastic volumes feature. We also discuss Oracle database storage layouts for simple databases that use a single Amazon EBS volume without LVM for database storage. In this post, part 2 of the series, we discuss the storage layout for Amazon EC2 for Oracle databases that […]

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Using Amazon EBS elastic volumes with Oracle databases (part 1): Introduction

Last year, we launched a new Amazon EBS feature called elastic volumes. Using elastic volumes for Amazon EBS, you can increase your EBS volume size or change IOPS or volume type while the volume is in use. You can make this change without having an impact on operations. In this series of three blog posts, […]

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How to archive data from relational databases to Amazon Glacier using AWS DMS

You can use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to migrate data from various sources to most widely used commercial and open-source databases. AWS DMS also supports Amazon S3 as a source and as a target for migrations. When you use Amazon S3 as a target, you can use AWS DMS to extract information from any database […]

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Client-Side Encryption and Decryption of Microsoft SQL Server Backups for Use with Amazon RDS

This blog post walks you through how to securely encrypt a Microsoft SQL Server backup file and restore the encrypted backup to an Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance. You perform this process using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). This post details the encryption and steps required […]

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Migrate Delimited Files from Amazon S3 to an Amazon DynamoDB NoSQL Table Using AWS Database Migration Service and AWS CloudFormation

Introduction Recently, AWS Database Migration Services (AWS DMS) added support for using Amazon S3 as a source for your database migration. This new support means that you can now load data in comma-separated value (CSV) format from S3 into any supported target, whether or not the target has native S3 support. In most cases, when […]

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New AWS DMS and AWS Snowball Integration Enables Mass Database Migrations and Migrations of Large Databases

Before reading this blog post, we recommend that you look at the AWS DMS, AWS SCT and AWS Snowball blogs and get to know these services. More than 40,000 databases have been migrated to AWS using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), either as a one-time migration or with ongoing replication. AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and AWS […]

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Reading Amazon S3 Data from Oracle on Amazon EC2

When you’re working with AWS services, Amazon S3 is the first choice to store text data files. In the past, to access S3 data, first you’d download the files and then perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) to load the data into Oracle. This approach has two drawbacks. It takes time to download and perform […]

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