AWS Database Blog

Indexing Metadata in Amazon Elasticsearch Service Using AWS Lambda and Python

Amit Sharma (@amitksh44) is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. You can use Amazon S3 to implement a data lake architecture as the single source of truth for all your data. Taking this approach not only allows you to reliably store massive amounts of data but also enables you to ingest the data at […]

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A Large-Scale Cross-Regional Migration of NoSQL DB Clusters

Andrey Zaychikov is solutions architect at Amazon Web Services In this blog post, I will share experiences from a cross-regional migration of large-scale NoSQL database clusters (from Europe to the U.S.). The migration was a joint project implemented by the Ops team of our reference customer, FunCorp, and AWS Solutions Architects. “Our flagship product, iFunny, […]

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Cross-Engine Database Replication Using AWS Schema Conversion Tool and AWS Database Migration Service

Prahlad Rao is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Customers often replicate databases hosted on-premises to the AWS Cloud as a means to migrate database workloads to AWS, or to enable continuous replication for database backup and disaster recovery. You can both migrate and perform continuous replication on the AWS Cloud with AWS Database […]

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Amazon DynamoDB at AWS re:Invent 2016—Wrap-Up

Vrutik Ghai is a product manager at Amazon Web Services We wrapped up an exciting AWS re:Invent. It was great to interact with current and future Amazon DynamoDB customers and hear their feedback and suggestions. Multiple re:Invent breakout sessions highlighted DynamoDB. These sessions consisted of deep dives, best practices, and customer talks with real-life examples […]

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Modifying Tasks and Table Mapping in the Console in AWS Database Migration Service

We’ve recently added two features in AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)—modifying tasks and table mapping through the AWS Management Console. These two new features represent a new step in our long journey to improve and enhance our migration and replication service based on the feedback we receive from our customers. Let’s outline some highlights […]

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Installing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne on Amazon RDS for Oracle

Marc Teichtahl is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks. Amazon RDS offers […]

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Introducing the Aurora Storage Engine

What Is Amazon Aurora? Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL with the security, availability, and reliability of a commercial database at one tenth […]

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Should Your DynamoDB Table Be Normalized or Denormalized?

Note from May 21, 2018: The guidance in this blog post is no longer current. We are working to update the post, but in the meantime, see NoSQL Design for DynamoDB for current guidance. In the context of databases, the term normalization refers to the process of organizing the columns (attributes) and tables (relations) of a […]

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Implementing Alerting on Amazon Elasticsearch Data

Yash Pant is a solutions architect in Amazon Web Services Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) customers often ask how to implement alerting on information that is being indexed by their Amazon Elasticsearch domain. In this blog post, I will discuss the steps required to set up an alerting mechanism so that you can send near […]

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Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start?

Ilia Gilderman is software development manager in Amazon Web Services Congratulations! You have convinced your boss or the CIO to move your database to the cloud. Or you are the boss, CIO, or both, and you finally decided to jump on the bandwagon. What you’re trying to do is move your application to the new […]

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