AWS Database Blog

Amazon Aurora as an Alternative to Oracle RAC

Written by David Yahalom, CTO and co-founder of NAYA Tech—a leading database, big data, and cloud professional and consulting service provider, located in San Jose, CA. In this post, I discuss how Amazon Aurora can serve as a powerful and flexible alternative to Oracle RAC. Both Oracle RAC and Amazon Aurora are designed to provide increased high availability and performance scalability for your databases.

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Crowdsource Database Migration—Let’s Do It Together

We always treat database migration projects as a development exercise. Each project should have proper planning (that is, design), execution, and of course testing. Each step involves developer collaboration. Developers also just like to collaborate on tools, methodologies, and a nice piece of code. We want to facilitate developer collaboration for migration projects, to bring more tools and methods to the community to allow better, smoother, and faster migrations. As part of this effort, we recently launched two GitHub repositories, for AWS DMS samples and AWS DMS tools.

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Debugging Your AWS DMS Migrations: What to Do When Things Go Wrong (Part 2)

In our previous post, we covered the initial steps to debug AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) migrations for environmental issues. In this post, we continue the debugging process, discussing problems with migration tasks that aren’t in the list preceding and that aren’t due to environmental issues. We review CloudWatch graphs and task and table states to shed light on DMS migrations.

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Part 1 – Role of the DBA When Moving to Amazon RDS: Responsibilities

This blog post is the first in a two-part series. In this first post, we discuss how moving to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) can change your role as a traditional DBA and bring more value to you, the business, key projects, and end users. In the next post, we will discuss how to use other AWS products to automate any remaining regular tasks in Amazon RDS.

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Debugging Your AWS DMS Migrations: What to Do When Things Go Wrong (Part 1)

This post walks you through a troubleshooting flow chart to help you understand what could go wrong with migrations using AWS DMS, and it discusses best practices for debugging your AWS DMS migrations. This process involves creating the required AWS DMS components—like the replication instance, source and target endpoints, and the replication task to migrate data from the source endpoint to the target endpoint.

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Managing Amazon ElastiCache with Terraform

Nic Jackson is Developer Advocate at HashiCorp. Developers continue to pick Redis as their favorite NoSQL data store (see the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2017). Amazon ElastiCache provides easy, fast, and highly available Redis on AWS. ElastiCache for Redis can be deployed via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDK, Amazon ElastiCache API, AWS CloudFormation, and […]

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Introducing Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure SQL Database Connectors in AWS Database Migration Service

We are excited to announce the addition of two new database connectors in AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)—Amazon S3 as a source and Microsoft Azure SQL Database as a source. You can now migrate data from these two new sources to all AWS DMS supported targets. Amazon S3 as a source You can now […]

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Viewing Amazon Elasticsearch Service Slow Logs

Today, Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) announced support for publishing slow logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. This new feature enables you to publish Elasticsearch slow logs from your indexing and search operations and gain insights into the performance of those operations. You can enable slow logs to identify whether a performance issue on your cluster […]

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Replicating Amazon EC2 or On-Premises SQL Server to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server is a managed Microsoft SQL Server database service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS takes away the time-consuming database administration activities so that you can focus on your schema design, query construction, query optimization, and building your application. […]

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