AWS Database Blog

Level Up Your Games with Amazon Aurora

Dhruv Thukral and Yahav Biran are solutions architects at Amazon Web Services. Amazon Aurora is a relational database that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Amazon Aurora offers two types of modes: provisioned and serverless. AWS gaming customers that use Aurora have typically observed higher […]

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How SimilarWeb moved to Amazon DynamoDB from Couchbase and saved 70%

This is a guest blog post by Doron Grinzaig, a software developer at SimilarWeb, in partnership with AWS solutions architect, Leonid Koren, and AWS senior technical account manager, Ziv Shenhav. NoSQL databases are a great fit for many modern mobile, web, and gaming applications that require scalable, flexible, and highly functional databases. However, NoSQL databases by […]

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Upgrade your end-of-support SQL Server instances in VMware Cloud on AWS with ease

If you still have Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 instances deployed, now is the time to upgrade them. Microsoft end of support (EoS) date for each is almost upon us—July 9, 2019. This means that after that there are no further security updates, which has security and also compliance implications, so don’t wait! Today, I’m excited […]

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How to use ProxySQL with open source platforms to split SQL reads and writes on Amazon Aurora clusters

The blog post How to set up a single pgpool endpoint for reads and writes with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL introduces an architecture that uses the read and write split capabilities of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL endpoints. This type of architecture works great for Aurora PostgreSQL clusters, but what if you are using Amazon Aurora MySQL clusters […]

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How LifeOmic’s JupiterOne simplifies security and compliance operations with Amazon Neptune

This is a guest blog post by Erkang Zheng, the CISO at LifeOmic. Most organizations take a linear, list-based approach to security operations. It’s a two-dimensional process. First, identify resources. Second, manage their configurations. Ideally the tools and technologies for management also alert security analysts about changes in the environment and help with remediation. The […]

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Using Amazon Aurora to seamlessly increase capacity of WordPress database backends

WordPress powers 30 percent of all websites. It is the content management system that we’ve built our business on at Pagely. Our managed WordPress hosting runs entirely on Amazon Web Services. In the same way that Amazon has freed customers from the worries of managing physical hardware and data centers, Pagely enables clients to stop worrying about managing WordPress and instead focus on their mission. Pagely’s dedicated support and experience with successfully running WordPress at scale pairs nicely with Amazon’s technology offerings.

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Migrate from MongoDB to Amazon DocumentDB using the offline method

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. The Amazon DocumentDB Migration Guide outlines three primary approaches for migrating from MongoDB to Amazon DocumentDB: offline, online, and hybrid. The offline migration approach is the fastest and simplest of the three, but it […]

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Implementing a disaster recovery strategy with Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) is a managed service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database. Based on AWS high performance compute and storage, Amazon RDS supports the MySQL, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MariaDB, and Oracle database engines. It offers a complete set of solutions for provisioning, patching, monitoring, and […]

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Best practices for Amazon Aurora MySQL database configuration

After migrating or launching your new Amazon Aurora MySQL instance in the AWS Cloud, have you asked yourself one or more of the following questions? “What are the next steps? How can I make it run optimally?” “Is it recommended to modify any existing parameters?” “What parameters should I modify?” If so, I hope that […]

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Amazon DynamoDB: Ad tech use cases and design patterns

Advertising technology (ad tech) companies use Amazon DynamoDB to store various kinds of marketing data, such as user profiles, user events, clicks, and visited links. Some of the uses include real-time bidding (RTB), ad targeting, and attribution. In this blog post, I identify the most common use cases and design patterns of ad tech companies […]

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