AWS Database Blog

Best practices for configuring performance parameters for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

This post discusses how to fine-tune some parameters in Amazon RDS for SQL Server to improve the performance of critical database systems. The recommended values are applicable to most environments; however, you can tune them further to fit your specific workloads. We recommend changing one or two parameters at a time and monitoring them to see the impact.

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Graph your AWS resources with Amazon Neptune

In this post, we walk through an example we released for Neptune with integration with Altimeter. Altimeter is an open-source project (MIT License) from Tableau Software, LLC that scans AWS resources and links these resources into a graph. You can store, query, and visualize the data in Neptune. You can query the graph to examine the AWS resources and their relationships in an account. For example, you can query for resources or pathways that expose a cluster with a public IP address to check for security and compliance.

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Design patterns to access cross-account secrets stored in AWS Secrets Manager

This post discusses cross-account design options and considerations for managing Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) secrets that are stored in AWS Secrets Manager. Amazon RDS is a managed service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database on AWS. Secrets Manager helps you securely store, encrypt, manage, rotate, and […]

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Complement Commercial Intelligence by Building a Knowledge Graph out of a Data Warehouse with Amazon Neptune

This is a guest post from Shahria Hossain, Software Engineer, and Mikael Graindorge, Sales Operations Leader at Thermo Fisher Scientific. The continuous expansion of data volume is a growing challenge for businesses to produce strategic solutions for their customers. Thanks to innovative approaches, these challenges have become simpler to solve with the rise of new […]

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Cox Automotive scales digital personalization using an identity graph powered by Amazon Neptune

Neptune is a fully managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications using highly connected datasets. Neptune is a purpose-built, high-performance graph database engine optimized for storing billions of relationships and querying the graph with milliseconds latency. Neptune supports both the Property Graph and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) standard.

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Load balance graph queries using the Amazon Neptune Gremlin Client

[Updated August 2021] The Gremlin Client for Amazon Neptune is now available from Maven Central. Some APIs have changed since this article was published. Please review the demo code in the GitHub repository for the latest examples of how to use the APIs. Amazon Neptune is a fast, reliable, fully managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and […]

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Migrate to an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL instance from another PostgreSQL source

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Aurora provides this by scaling storage across three Availability Zones in the same Region, and supports up to 15 read replica instances for scaling out read workloads and high availability within a single […]

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Using collaborative filtering on Yelp data to build a recommendation system in Amazon Neptune

“I’m hungry. Where should I go to eat?” It’s one of the most common questions we ask ourselves every day, and when you’re going out to spend money somewhere, you don’t want to simply pick a random place and try it—you want some sort of assurance that the restaurant you choose matches what you’re looking […]

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Visualize query results using the Amazon Neptune workbench

In this post, we look at the new visualization features recently added to the Amazon Neptune workbench and released on August 12, 2020. These additional capabilities allow you to produce an interactive graph diagram representing the results of your Gremlin and SPARQL queries. We look at some Gremlin-specific features and then do the same for SPARQL. Finally, we look at some of the more advanced ways you can modify the visualizations. As a sidenote, this entire post was produced using the workbench.

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SSL connection to an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL database from a C++ application using Visual Studio

Your organization may require you to connect to databases using secure SSL connections so all traffic communicating with the database is encrypted. In this post, we provide guidance on how to connect to an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL database from a C++ application using the libpq library. We show you how to enforce SSL connections to your Aurora PostgreSQL database and connect to this from a C++ application using a secured SSL connection. You can also apply the same principles to an Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database.

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