AWS Database Blog

Introducing the Aurora Storage Engine

Steve Abraham is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services What Is Amazon Aurora? Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL with the security, […]

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Should Your DynamoDB Table Be Normalized or Denormalized?

Gowri Balasubramanian is a solutions architect for Amazon Web Services. In the context of databases, the term normalization refers to the process of organizing the columns (attributes) and tables (relations) of a relational database to minimize data redundancy. The general recommendation for relational databases is to use a normalized schema. This blog post will cover […]

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Implementing Alerting on Amazon Elasticsearch Data

Yash Pant is a solutions architect in Amazon Web Services Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) customers often ask how to implement alerting on information that is being indexed by their Amazon Elasticsearch domain. In this blog post, I will discuss the steps required to set up an alerting mechanism so that you can send near […]

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Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start?

Ilia Gilderman is software development manager in Amazon Web Services Congratulations! You have convinced your boss or the CIO to move your database to the cloud. Or you are the boss, CIO, or both, and you finally decided to jump on the bandwagon. What you’re trying to do is move your application to the new […]

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How to Script a Database Migration

Satheesh Subramanian is a software development engineer at Amazon Web Services. AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) lets you migrate databases to AWS easily and securely. The process consists of setting up a replication instance, source and target endpoints, and a replication task. The replication task runs on the replication instance and migrates data from the […]

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Migrating Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Workloads to Amazon RDS: Part 1

Prudhvi Janga is a software development engineer in Amazon Web Services SQL Server Native Backups and Restores Using RDS and Amazon S3 If you’re thinking about moving your on-premises Microsoft SQL Server databases to Amazon RDS, one option to migrate your databases is to use native SQL Server backups. Backups can be uploaded to AWS […]

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Implement an Early Warning System for Transaction ID Wraparound in Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Shawn McCoy is a database engineer in Amazon Web Services. As a PostgreSQL database owner, you know that critical maintenance operations are handled by the autovacuum process. The effectiveness of this background process is constantly being improved with each release. For most PostgreSQL users, the default settings will work just fine. However, some workloads and […]

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Introducing AWS Schema Conversion Tool Version 1.0.500

Today we are pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.500 of the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT). Since version 1.0.100 was released at re:Invent last year, the SCT has helped customers convert their schema and database objects from commercial engines to Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) open-source, engine-based databases. Because customer obsession is one […]

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Caching Hudl’s News Feed with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Darin Briskman (@briskmad) is a developer evangelist for Amazon Web Services. We hope you enjoy this guest post from Joel Hensley, Engineering Director for the Community Tribe at Hudl, a leading software company that is revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. You can reach Joel @fusbal. Hudl […]

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Managing IoT and Time Series Data with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Michael Labib, Specialist Solutions Architect, In-Memory NoSQL You can use a number of AWS services to address the challenges associated with ingesting and analyzing time series data. In this blog post, I focus on IoT sensor data, but the principles and techniques described here can be applied to other data sources. What Is Time Series […]

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