AWS Database Blog

Monitor your Microsoft SQL Server using custom metrics with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Systems Manager

In this blog post, we show you how to configure the CloudWatch agent on Amazon EC2 Windows instances to capture custom metrics for SQL Server from Windows performance monitor. We also show you how to publish those custom metrics and monitor them on Amazon CloudWatch console. We also walk you through on how to store custom configuration in AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store used by CloudWatch agent to capture those metrics and reuse the same configuration across multiple fleets of SQL Server instances where similar kind of metrics are needed.

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How to use Amazon DynamoDB global tables to power multiregion architectures

More and more, AWS customers want to make their applications available to globally dispersed users by deploying their application in multiple AWS Regions. These global users expect fast application performance. In this post, I describe how to use Amazon DynamoDB to power the database of a global backend deployed in multiple AWS Regions. I use […]

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Analyze user behavior using Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and Kibana

Let’s assume that you work for an ecommerce company and you want to provide the best user experience to your customers. A customer could land on a product page by coming from a recommendation on another page in your application or from a search engine. Whatever the route, you want to ensure that your customers […]

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Intuit story: Automate migration from on-premises MySQL to Amazon Aurora

Databases are core to many of our applications at Intuit. The database team has been working out which architecture to standardize on and what run books and tools to build in order to migrate and then operate in the cloud. We realized that the fastest way to resolve our questions would be to take one of our existing on-premises applications and run it through an actual migration to Amazon Aurora.

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How to use the new Amazon DynamoDB key diagnostics library to visualize and understand your application’s traffic patterns

Today, we released the Amazon DynamoDB key diagnostics library, which enables you to view graphs and dashboards of your most accessed database items. A DynamoDB table can be used in two different capacity modes—provisioned and on-demand. DynamoDB automatically supports your access patterns as long as the traffic against a given item does not exceed 3,000 […]

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AWS Database Migration Service improves migration speeds by adding support for parallel full load and new LOB migration mechanisms

We’re happy to introduce AWS DMS replication engine version 3.1.2. The new version includes a better UX and performance improvements that were requested by many customers. We listened and delivered on our promise to make DMS better. In this blog post, I’ll cover few key new features. For the entire list, see the AWS DMS […]

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