AWS Database Blog

12 things you should know about Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. You can use the same MongoDB 3.6 application code, drivers, and tools to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon DocumentDB without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. As a document database, […]

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Common administrator responsibilities on Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora for PostgreSQL databases

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Aurora as fully managed relational database services. With a few commands, you can have your production database instance up and running on AWS. An online database frees the database administrator (DBA) from many maintenance and management tasks. However, there are a few significant […]

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Tracking activity in Amazon Managed Blockchain with Amazon CloudWatch Logs

AWS recently launched a new integration between Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon CloudWatch. You can now benefit from detailed logs showing important activity in your blockchain networks, including activity in your member certificate authority (CA), Hyperledger Fabric peer nodes, and chaincode. This post shows how to use these new features to track blockchain activity in […]

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Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can now run Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) directly on an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server DB instance. You can activate SSRS on Single-AZ or Multi-AZ instances on the Standard or Enterprise editions of SQL Server 2016 or 2017. If you run SSRS on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), […]

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Migrating to Amazon DocumentDB with the hybrid method

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. You can use the same MongoDB 3.6 application code, drivers, and tools to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon DocumentDB without worrying about managing the underlying infrastructure. As a document database, Amazon DocumentDB […]

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Achieving minimum downtime for major version upgrades in Amazon Aurora for PostgreSQL using AWS DMS

AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. When Amazon RDS or Aurora support a new major version of a database engine, for example, PostgreSQL 10 to 11, you can upgrade your DB instances to the new version. Major version upgrades can contain database changes that may not be […]

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Building a customer identity graph with Amazon Neptune

A customer identity graph provides a single unified view of customers and prospects by linking multiple identifiers such as cookies, device identifiers, IP addresses, email IDs, and internal enterprise IDs to a known person or anonymous profile using privacy-compliant methods. It also captures customer behavior and preferences across devices and marketing channels. It acts as […]

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Reducing cost for small Amazon Elasticsearch Service domains

When you deploy your Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) domain to support a production workload, you must choose the type and number of data instances to use, the number of Availability Zones, and whether to use dedicated master instances or not. To follow all the best practice recommendations, you must configure the following: Three dedicated […]

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Enabling distributed transaction support for domain-joined Amazon RDS for SQL Server instances

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server now supports distributed transactions using Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC). With MSDTC, you can run distributed transactions involving RDS for SQL Server DB instances. This post goes over the most common ways to run distributed transactions when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server using AWS Directory Service […]

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Building a GraphQL interface to Amazon QLDB with AWS AppSync: Part 2

This post is the second installment of a two-post series discussing how to integrate Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) and AWS AppSync. This combination provides a versatile, GraphQL-powered API on top of the Amazon QLDB-managed ledger database. For information about connecting Amazon QLDB and AWS AppSync by building an AWS Lambda function and running a […]

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