AWS Database Blog

Build a Modern Application with Purpose-Built AWS Databases

In this blog post, we discuss AWS purpose-built databases and how to use them to create rich experiences for your customers. We also walk through a detailed example of these databases powering different experiences in an application, and provide the tools you need to spin up the app for yourself in minutes.

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Migrating mission-critical SaaS production workloads to Aurora MySQL from RDS Classic

Sumo Logic started around the same time as the AWS stack was starting to mature. The company initially chose infrastructure that was tried and tested, but also cutting-edge at the time, namely Amazon RDS for MySQL instances. However, over time, that choice started to cost us a significant number of developer hours. Developers spent time […]

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Use cases for query plan management in Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

This blog post is the second in a series. The previous blog post talks about the need for the stable, consistent database performance amid changes that otherwise can cause regression on execution plans of the SQL statements. It also demonstrates how query plan management (QPM) for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility helps you overcome plan […]

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Introduction to Aurora PostgreSQL Query Plan Management

Like all AWS services, the roadmap for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL is driven mostly by customer feedback and requests for product enhancement. The feedback from several enterprise customers who have migrated their databases from Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora suggests two things. Enterprises that run their database workloads for critical applications require optimal […]

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Level Up Your Games with Amazon Aurora

Dhruv Thukral and Yahav Biran are solutions architects at Amazon Web Services. Amazon Aurora is a relational database that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Amazon Aurora offers two types of modes: provisioned and serverless. AWS gaming customers that use Aurora have typically observed higher […]

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How SimilarWeb moved to Amazon DynamoDB from Couchbase and saved 70%

This is a guest blog post by Doron Grinzaig, a software developer at SimilarWeb, in partnership with AWS solutions architect, Leonid Koren, and AWS senior technical account manager, Ziv Shenhav. NoSQL databases are a great fit for many modern mobile, web, and gaming applications that require scalable, flexible, and highly functional databases. However, NoSQL databases by […]

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Upgrade your end-of-support SQL Server instances in VMware Cloud on AWS with ease

If you still have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 instances deployed, now is the time to upgrade them. Microsoft end of support (EoS) date for each is almost upon us—July 9, 2019. This means that after that there are no further security updates, which has security and also compliance implications, so don’t wait! Today, I’m excited […]

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How to use ProxySQL with open source platforms to split SQL reads and writes on Amazon Aurora clusters

The blog post How to set up a single pgpool endpoint for reads and writes with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL introduces an architecture that uses the read and write split capabilities of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL endpoints. This type of architecture works great for Aurora PostgreSQL clusters, but what if you are using Amazon Aurora MySQL clusters […]

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How LifeOmic’s JupiterOne simplifies security and compliance operations with Amazon Neptune

This is a guest blog post by Erkang Zheng, the CISO at LifeOmic. Most organizations take a linear, list-based approach to security operations. It’s a two-dimensional process. First, identify resources. Second, manage their configurations. Ideally the tools and technologies for management also alert security analysts about changes in the environment and help with remediation. The […]

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