AWS Database Blog

The most-viewed AWS Database Blog posts in 2018

The following 10 posts were the most viewed AWS Database Blog posts that we published during 2018. You can use this list as a guide to catch up on your Database Blog reading, or read a post again that you found particularly useful. Query your AWS database from your serverless application How the AWS Schema […]

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Another Database Migration Playbook goes live—migrate from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL!

We’re excited to present the first edition of the Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL Compatibility Migration Playbook. AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) help you reduce the effort associated with migration from commercial engines to open-source and Amazon-managed databases. Thus, they help reduce cost and avoid […]

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Monitor your Microsoft SQL Server using custom metrics with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Systems Manager

In this blog post, we show you how to configure the CloudWatch agent on Amazon EC2 Windows instances to capture custom metrics for SQL Server from Windows performance monitor. We also show you how to publish those custom metrics and monitor them on Amazon CloudWatch console. We also walk you through on how to store custom configuration in AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store used by CloudWatch agent to capture those metrics and reuse the same configuration across multiple fleets of SQL Server instances where similar kind of metrics are needed.

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How to use Amazon DynamoDB global tables to power multiregion architectures

More and more, AWS customers want to make their applications available to globally dispersed users by deploying their application in multiple AWS Regions. These global users expect fast application performance. In this post, I describe how to use Amazon DynamoDB to power the database of a global backend deployed in multiple AWS Regions. I use […]

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Analyze user behavior using Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and Kibana

Let’s assume that you work for an ecommerce company and you want to provide the best user experience to your customers. A customer could land on a product page by coming from a recommendation on another page in your application or from a search engine. Whatever the route, you want to ensure that your customers […]

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Intuit story: Automate migration from on-premises MySQL to Amazon Aurora

Databases are core to many of our applications at Intuit. The database team has been working out which architecture to standardize on and what run books and tools to build in order to migrate and then operate in the cloud. We realized that the fastest way to resolve our questions would be to take one of our existing on-premises applications and run it through an actual migration to Amazon Aurora.

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