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Category: Storage

Introducing the Amazon Timestream UNLOAD statement: Export time-series data for additional insights

Amazon Timestream is a fully managed, scalable, and serverless time series database service that makes it easy to store and analyze trillions of events per day. Customers across a broad range of industry verticals have adopted Timestream to derive real-time insights, monitor critical business applications, and analyze millions of real-time events across websites and applications. […]

Create a centralized repository for Oracle AWR reports using Amazon EFS integration for Amazon RDS for Oracle

You can use the managed database offerings in the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) portfolio to remove much of the undifferentiated heavy lifting from day-to-day activities. With Amazon RDS for Oracle, you can significantly reduce the administrative overhead of managing and maintaining an Oracle database. Oracle Automatic Workload Repository (AWR) provides a comprehensive view […]

Cross-account Amazon RDS for Oracle migration using Amazon RDS snapshots and AWS DMS for minimal downtime

In scenarios such as consolidating or merging multiple departments with separate AWS accounts into a single AWS account, splitting a single account or divisions into multiple AWS accounts for better management, or duplicating an AWS account across Regions, you often need to migrate the database from one AWS account to another with minimal downtime and […]

Use the DBMS_CLOUD package in Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle for direct Amazon S3 integration

In this post, we demonstrate how to use the DBMS_CLOUD package to transfer files between S3 buckets and directories in an RDS Custom for Oracle database. We also show how you can access data from Amazon S3 directly using Oracle features such as external tables and hybrid partition tables. The features provided by DBMS_CLOUD could vary between different Oracle releases, so pay close attention to the steps in the post and make sure you reference DBMS_CLOUD in the Oracle Database 19c documentation. To avoid confusion, the option discussed in this post is for RDS Custom for Oracle, not for RDS for Oracle. RDS for Oracle offers S3 integration.

Deploy multi-Region Amazon RDS for SQL Server using cross-Region read replicas with a disaster recovery blueprint – Part 2

In our previous post, we deployed multi-Region disaster recovery blueprint using Amazon Route 53, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for SQL Server and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). In this post we walk you through the process of promoting RDS for SQL Server in the AWS secondary Region and performing a cross-Region failover […]

Deploy multi-Region Amazon RDS for SQL Server using cross-Region read replicas with a disaster recovery blueprint – Part 1

Disaster recovery and high availability planning play a critical role in ensuring the resilience and continuity of business operations. When considering disaster recovery strategies on AWS, there are two primary options: in-Region disaster recovery and cross-Region disaster recovery. The choice between in-Region and cross-Region disaster recovery depends on various factors, including the criticality of the […]

Amazon RDS: Snapshot, restore, and recovery demystified

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a managed relational database service offering. The managed service automation of Amazon Web Services (AWS) takes care of installation, storage provisioning, storage management, OS and database patching, and snapshot and restore of database instances. Offloading the undifferentiated heavy lifting of database infrastructure management to AWS helps you focus […]

Reduce data archiving costs for compliance by automating Amazon RDS snapshot exports to Amazon S3

Many customers use AWS Backup to automatically create Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS and Aurora) database snapshots. RDS database snapshots are a convenient way to protect your data and make it easy to recover in the event of an accident or disaster. If you’re using RDS Snapshots for long-term archival to meet compliance requirements […]

Integrate Amazon RDS for Oracle with Amazon EFS – Part 2 – Strengthen Access using EFS file system policy and Enforce in-transit encryption

With the announcement that Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle now supports integration with Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), you can keep temporary files like Oracle Data Pump export, import files on Amazon EFS file system, and directly access from it. Furthermore, you can leverage Amazon EFS integration for sharing a file system between […]

Integrate Amazon RDS for Oracle with Amazon EFS

As customers migrate their Oracle databases to the Amazon Relational Database Service for Oracle, they may often benefit from a shared file system to be available on their Oracle database systems. This is either to share files between the database and application servers or to act as a staging location to keep backups, data loads, […]