AWS Database Blog

Monitoring your security with GuardDuty in real time with Amazon Elasticsearch Service

When you use Amazon GuardDuty to help you protect your AWS accounts and workloads, you can enhance your ability to quickly search and visualize a large amount of data. In an enterprise, you might be analysing activity from thousands of accounts. After the analysis, your security team needs to be alerted in order to take […]

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Using Amazon EBS elastic volumes with Oracle databases (part 2): databases using LVM

In part 1 of this blog series, we discuss the elastic volumes feature. We also discuss Oracle database storage layouts for simple databases that use a single Amazon EBS volume without LVM for database storage. In this post, part 2 of the series, we discuss the storage layout for Amazon EC2 for Oracle databases that […]

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Amazon DynamoDB highlights from the last 18 months you may have missed

Amazon DynamoDB is a nonrelational database that delivers reliable performance at any scale. It’s a fully managed, multiregion, multimaster database that provides consistent single-digit millisecond latency, and offers built-in security, backup and restore, and in-memory caching. This blog post recaps DynamoDB highlights from the last 18 months. Read this post to learn how to fuel your […]

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Set alarms on Performance Insights metrics using Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon RDS Performance Insights recently released a feature that sends key performance metrics from Performance Insights to Amazon CloudWatch. Using this feature, you can set alerts on these metrics. When Performance Insights is enabled, it automatically sends the following three metrics to CloudWatch: DBLoad DBLoadCPU DBLoadNonCPU I describe these three metrics following. DBLoad The first […]

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Migrate Apache Cassandra databases to Amazon DynamoDB more easily

Customers tell us that migrating data between different database engines—also known as a heterogeneous migration—can be challenging and time consuming. Some customers such as Samsung had to figure out on their own how to migrate their Apache Cassandra databases to Amazon DynamoDB (see Moving a Galaxy into the Cloud: Best Practices from Samsung on Migrating […]

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Using Amazon EBS elastic volumes with Oracle databases (part 1): Introduction

Last year, we launched a new Amazon EBS feature called elastic volumes. Using elastic volumes for Amazon EBS, you can increase your EBS volume size or change IOPS or volume type while the volume is in use. You can make this change without having an impact on operations. In this series of three blog posts, […]

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Simplify Amazon DynamoDB data extraction and analysis by using AWS Glue and Amazon Athena

More than 100,000 AWS customers have chosen Amazon DynamoDB for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, IoT, and many other applications. For example, Duolingo uses DynamoDB to store 31 billion items in tables that reach 24,000 read capacity units per second and 3,300 write capacity units per second. DynamoDB can address a wide variety of applications […]

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Migrate to native partitioned tables in PostgreSQL 10 using AWS Database Migration Service

We’re excited to introduce AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) version 2.4.3, which includes support for migrating data to native partitioned tables in PostgreSQL 10. In this post, we discuss how you can use AWS DMS version 2.4.3 to migrate data from Oracle partitioned tables to PostgreSQL 10 natively partitioned tables. You can do so […]

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Replace SQL Server Agent Job with AWS Step Functions

If you’re migrating from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, you might have discovered that the SQL agent jobs cannot be easily moved. The job agent tools are not supported for Aurora PostgreSQL. You can overcome this limitation though, by using AWS Step Functions to replace a SQL agent job. In this blog post […]

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