AWS Database Blog

Running spiky workloads and optimizing costs by more than 90% using Amazon DynamoDB on-demand capacity mode

This is a guest post by Keisuke Utsumi, a Software Engineer with TVer Technologies Inc. In their own words, “TVer Technologies Inc. offers interactive entertainment services to users using a synchronized website with a TV broadcast.” TVer Technologies Inc. provides website and app-based interactive content for TV viewers in Japan. Many of our applications use […]

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Migrating Oracle databases with near-zero downtime using AWS DMS

Do you have critical Oracle OLTP databases in your organization that can’t afford downtime? Do you want to migrate your Oracle databases to AWS with minimal or no downtime? In today’s fast-paced world with 24/7 application and database availability, some of your applications may not be able to afford significant downtime while migrating on-premises databases […]

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Improving Oracle backup and recovery performance with Amazon EBS multi-volume crash-consistent snapshots

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots offer the ability to back up the data on your EBS volumes to Amazon S3 by taking point-in-time snapshots. If you run your Oracle Databases on Amazon EC2 and use EBS volumes, you may be using EBS snapshots to meet your backup requirements. Prior to May 2019, you had […]

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Joining your Amazon RDS DB instances across accounts to a single shared domain

How can you simplify the setup and maintenance and reduce the costs of AWS Managed Microsoft AD directories, while also strengthen the security of your Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server DB instances? AWS announced that you can now join your Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB instances deployed across multiple AWS accounts […]

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Continuous database replication using AWS DMS to migrate from Oracle to Amazon Aurora

This is a guest post from IPG. In their own words, “IPG, based in Japan, specializes in TV-related data. We use data from broadcasters across Japan, format it for easy use and understanding, structure it with metatags, and make it simple to use on any platform, like smartphones.” This post discusses the different optimizations we […]

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Restore Amazon DynamoDB backups to different AWS Regions with custom table settings

Amazon DynamoDB backup and restore provides simple, fully automated features to create continuous and on-demand backups of your DynamoDB tables and then restore data from those backups. With point-in-time recovery (PITR), you can create continuous backups of your DynamoDB table data. DynamoDB can back up your data with per-second granularity and restore to any given second […]

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Configuring and authoring Kibana dashboards

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Kibana is an open-source data visualization and exploration tool. It can be used for log and time-series analytics, application monitoring, and operational intelligence use cases. Kibana also offers powerful, easy-to-use features such as histograms, line graphs, pie charts, heat maps, […]

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Analyze PostgreSQL logs with Amazon OpenSearch Service

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon RDS supports publishing PostgreSQL logs to Amazon CloudWatch for versions 9.6.6 and above. Aurora PostgreSQL supports publishing logs to CloudWatch Logs for versions 9.6.12 and above, and versions 10.7 and above. By live streaming this data from CloudWatch to Amazon Elasticsearch […]

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Migrating Autodesk’s mission-critical database from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL

This is a guest post from Tulika Shrivastava, Software Architect from Autodesk, in partnership with Rama Thamman from AWS. In their own words, “Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. If you’ve ever driven a car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve […]

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Building a serverless blockchain application with Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon Managed Blockchain makes it easy to create and manage scalable blockchain networks.  In Part 1 of this multi-part post, you learned how to deploy a Hyperledger Fabric blockchain using Amazon Managed Blockchain.  You also learned how to deploy a REST API to provide a simple interface to read and write to the network. To […]

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