AWS Database Blog

Powering up Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server – How Under Armour runs Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Database Mail is one of the heavily used features in Microsoft SQL Server. Database Mail enables you to send messages from the SQL Server to users by using an SMTP server. The solution described here will help you use Database Mail if your SQL Server workload is on Amazon RDS. You can use Database Mail […]

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RDS SQL Server has two new exciting backup and restore enhancements

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is the primary mechanism for running relational databases in the AWS Cloud. Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports running SQL Server versions from SQL Server 2008 R2 to SQL Server 2017. The RDS for SQL Server team has recently released two key improvements around backup and restore for native […]

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Elasticsearch tutorial: a quick start guide

Elasticsearch has REST API operations for everything—including its indexing capabilities. Besides the REST API, there are AWS SDKs for the most popular development languages. In this guide, we use the REST API so that you can learn about the underlying technology in a language-agnostic way. Indexing is the core of Elasticsearch. It’s what allows you […]

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Migrating Oracle Autonomous Transactions to PostgreSQL

Migrating and operating a database includes layers of complexity and thorough planning. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility can help you manage a variety of use cases. While migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL, it’s very common to come across Oracle Autonomous Transactions. This post explains Autonomous Transactions and how you can […]

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Using Sort Keys to Organize Data in Amazon DynamoDB

It’s easy to start filling an Amazon DynamoDB table with data. However, without forethought about organizing your data, you can limit your data-retrieval options later. Data organization and planning for data retrieval are critical steps when designing a table. Without proper data organization, the only options for retrieving data are retrieval by partition key or […]

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Your guide to Amazon DynamoDB sessions, workshops, and chalk talks at AWS re:Invent 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 is almost here! This post includes a complete list of Amazon DynamoDB sessions, workshops, and chalk talks at AWS re:Invent 2018. Use the information on this page to help schedule your conference week in Las Vegas this year. If you still haven’t registered for re:Invent and need some help convincing your manager, consider […]

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Using Amazon EBS elastic volumes with Oracle databases (part 3): databases using Oracle ASM

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, we discuss the elastic volumes feature for Amazon EBS and how it works with Oracle database storage layouts. We discuss elastic volumes with databases that use operating-system file systems and that use Logical Volume Managers (LVM) for database storage management. In this post, we discuss the […]

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Tuning Amazon RDS for MySQL with Performance Insights

Amazon RDS Performance Insights brings an intuitive tuning interface to Amazon RDS to help you discover and investigate performance issues on your RDS databases. The look and feel of Performance Insights is the same across all database engine types, such as RDS for MySQL, RDS for PostgreSQL, and Amazon Aurora. However, every engine has a […]

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