AWS Database Blog

Preventing Accidental Table Deletion in DynamoDB

Edin Zulich, AWS NoSQL solutions architect It’s easy to delete a table in Amazon DynamoDB, and that means that it’s easy to delete one by accident, too. Fortunately, you can minimize the risk of accidentally deleting a table using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), which provides authentication and access control for DynamoDB. As a […]

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Eduphoria Uses Amazon Aurora to Give Educators Superpowers

Eduphoria is making great use of Amazon Aurora and other AWS database services. In this guest post, you can learn about how they use Amazon Aurora to scale their read workload while saving costs. This post was written by Aaron Dulaney, director of infrastructure operations at Eduphoria. At Eduphoria, we provide K–12 educators the tools […]

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Amazon Aurora Under the Hood: Fast DDL

Anurag Gupta runs a number of AWS database services, including Amazon Aurora, which he helped design. In the Under the Hood series, Anurag discusses the design considerations and technology underpinning Aurora. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. […]

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Testing Automatic Failover to a Read Replica on Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Darin Briskman is a developer evangelist at Amazon Web Services. You can reach him @briskmad “Trust, but verify.” — U. S. President Ronald Reagan, 1987 In this comment, President Reagan quoted a Russian proverb to describe his philosophy for nuclear disarmament treaties. But the same philosophy also applies well to DevOps! Amazon ElastiCache for Redis […]

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Secure your Elasticsearch Development Domain using Amazon WorkSpaces

Darin Briskman (@briskmad) is a technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services. So you’re working with Amazon Elasticsearch Service and you’re setting up a non-production domain, using it for a development, sandbox, test, or staging environment. (If you’re new to Elasticsearch, a domain is similar to what’s called a cluster for other computing systems. It’s a […]

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EK Is the New ELK: Simplify Log Analytics by Transforming Data Natively in Amazon Elasticsearch Service

James Huang is an enterprise solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. AWS recently announced support for Elasticsearch 5.1. The announcement mentioned a few important improvements in the open source software and in Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), the managed service.  Elasticsearch 5.1 includes three important changes: a new scripting language called Painless, significant improvements to […]

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Implement Linked Servers with Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Linked servers allow Microsoft SQL Server to run SQL Server statements on other instances of database servers. In this blog post, we will focus on connectivity either to other instances of SQL Server in Amazon RDS or to SQL Server instances hosted in Amazon EC2. We will examine three connectivity scenarios: EC2 SQL Server to […]

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ElastiCache for Redis Backup and Restore with Cluster Resizing

Clusters provide a lot of capabilities in Amazon ElastiCache for Redis. Using autosharding to distribute data across the shards of a cluster enables high performance (over 4.5m writes/sec and 20m reads/sec, with each operation typically under 500µs) and high capacity (up to 3.5TiB of data) with high reliability and with recovery of failed nodes usually […]

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