AWS Database Blog

Introducing Gremlin query hints for Amazon Neptune

Amazon Neptune is a fast, reliable, fully managed graph database, optimized for storing and querying highly connected data. It is ideal for online applications that rely on navigating and leveraging connections in their data. Amazon Neptune supports W3C RDF graphs that can be queried using the SPARQL query language. It also supports Apache TinkerPop property […]

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Design patterns for high-volume, time-series data in Amazon DynamoDB

Time-series data shows a pattern of change over time. For example, you might have a fleet of Internet of Things (IoT) devices that record environmental data through their sensors, as shown in the following example graph. This data could include temperature, pressure, humidity, and other environmental variables. Because each IoT device tracks these values over […]

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Deploy an Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL DB cluster with recommended best practices using AWS CloudFormation

In this blog post, I cover how to build a quick start reference deployment of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL cluster. The cluster is based on AWS best practices for security and high availability and you can create it quickly by using AWS CloudFormation. I walk through a set of sample CloudFormation templates, which you can customize […]

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Scale Amazon Elasticsearch Service for AWS Database Migration Service migrations

A common pattern for web application architecture includes a database for application data coupled with a search engine for searching that data. Many relational and even nonrelational databases offer rudimentary search capabilities. However, search engines add true, complex, natural-language search with relevance and Boolean expressions to other database offerings. As Werner Vogels pointed out recently, […]

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Setting up for cross-account native backup and restore in Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) supports native backup and restore for Microsoft SQL Server databases. If you have multiple AWS accounts, you can perform native backup and restore across these accounts, provided that your Amazon RDS instance and the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket are in the same AWS Region. It’s important […]

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Recap of Amazon RDS features launched in 2018

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity. At the same time, it automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications so you […]

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Upgrade Your End of Support Microsoft 2008 R2 Workloads in AWS with Ease

Many IT organizations have run the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 database systems for over a decade. End-of-support (EOS) dates are fast approaching (July 2019 for SQL Server and January 2020 for Windows Server). Thus, it’s critical these systems get upgraded to a supported version […]

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Run a petabyte scale cluster in Amazon Elasticsearch Service

When you use Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) for log data, you’re drinking from what usually becomes a forceful firehose. As your Elasticsearch and Kibana knowledge deepens, you find many compelling uses of your data. As your customer base scales up and you scale your infrastructure to handle it, you generate even more log data. […]

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Classify OLTP and OLAP workloads using AWS SCT with Workload Qualification Framework (WQF)

Migration is a multiphase process, and different steps are involved based on the type of migration you’re doing. With the help of AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) reports and involvement of partners, you can automate more than 50 percent of the work. However, another large percentage of work still is required. This is where […]

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Best practices for configuring parameters for Amazon RDS for MySQL, part 3: Parameters related to security, operational manageability, and connectivity timeout

In the previous blog post of this series, I discuss MySQL parameters used to optimize replication in Amazon RDS for MySQL and best practices related to them. In today’s post, I discuss the most important and commonly used MySQL parameters for implementing various security features in the RDS MySQL environment. I also discuss some of […]

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