AWS Database Blog

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

You can now configure Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in the Tabular model on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. SSAS works in the Single-AZ configuration for both Standard and Enterprise editions using either the 2016 or 2017 SQL Server Major version. If you run SSAS on Amazon EC2, you can save on costs by […]

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Converting the SYSDATE function from Oracle to PostgreSQL

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a complex, multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. For more information about the migration process, see Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start?, Migration process and infrastructure considerations, Source database […]

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Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility); Part 2 – using AWS Cloud9

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 or 4.0 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 […]

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Migrating a Neo4j graph database to Amazon Neptune with a fully automated utility

Amazon Neptune is a fully managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. You can benefit from the service’s purpose-built, high-performance, fast, scalable, and reliable graph database engine when you migrate data from your existing self-managed graph databases, such as Neo4j. This post shows […]

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Getting started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility); Part 1 – using Amazon EC2

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 or 4.0 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 […]

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Lower the cost of building graph apps by up to 76% with Amazon Neptune T3 instances

When you are building a graph application, you want a fast, cost-effective instance as you iterate to build your Apache TinkerPop or RDF/SPARQL graph application. Amazon Neptune now allows you to choose burstable performance instances (T3) in addition to the fixed performance instances (R5 and R4). Amazon Neptune db.t3.medium burstable performance instances are engineered specifically […]

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Using in-Region read replicas in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports in-Region read replicas, which give you the ability to offload your read workloads from your primary database instance to a replica. Read replicas use the built-in distributed availability groups feature and are available for Enterprise Edition. A distributed availability group is an availability group that spans two separate […]

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Getting started with Amazon RDS managed databases in your on-premises VMware environment

Amazon RDS on VMware extends the managed database experience of AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) to your on-premises VMware environment using the Amazon RDS technology that hundreds of thousands of customers enjoy. This post demonstrates how VMware administrators and database administrators can deploy RDS on VMware environments. It discusses how to prepare your on-premises vSphere […]

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Recap of Amazon RDS and Aurora features launched in 2019

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity. At the same time, it automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications so you […]

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Making better decisions about Amazon RDS with Amazon CloudWatch metrics

If you are using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), you may wonder about how to determine the best time to modify instance configurations. This may include determining configurations such as instance class, storage size, or storage type. Amazon RDS supports various database engines, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and Amazon Aurora. Amazon CloudWatch can […]

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