AWS Database Blog

Now available: New digital training to help you learn about AWS database services

AWS Training and Certification recently released free digital training courses to make it easier for you to build your cloud skills and learn about using AWS database services. This new training includes courses like AWS Database Services Overview. You can get free and unlimited access to more than 100 new digital training courses built by […]

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Accelerate Magento Content Services Deployment on Amazon Aurora with AWS Quick Start

We first released AWS Quick Start for Magento, a very popular open-source content management system, in September 2015. Since its initial launch, the Quick Start has consistently been among the top 10 Quick Starts that are most popular with our customers. In October 2017, we released an update to the AWS Quick Start for Magento […]

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Simplify Data Warehouse Migration to Amazon Redshift Using New AWS Schema Conversion Tool Features

The AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) makes heterogeneous database migrations more predictable by automatically converting the source database schema and most of the database code objects to a format compatible with the target database. To help with migration of on-premises data warehouses to Amazon Redshift, the new version of AWS SCT adds the following important […]

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Database Migration

Debugging Your AWS DMS Migrations: What to Do When Things Go Wrong? (Part 3)

Let’s start with a quick recap from our previous posts, Debugging Your AWS DMS Migrations: What to Do When Things Go Wrong, Part 1 and Part 2. There, we cover the initial steps to take to debug your AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) migrations for environmental issues and to use Amazon CloudWatch metrics to identify […]

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Client-Side Encryption and Decryption of Microsoft SQL Server Backups for Use with Amazon RDS

This blog post walks you through how to securely encrypt a Microsoft SQL Server backup file and restore the encrypted backup to an Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance. You perform this process using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). This post details the encryption and steps required […]

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Australia Finance Group’s Journey to Cloud Databases

Australia Finance Group (AFG) is one of the largest mortgage aggregators in Australia, according to the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia. AFG migrated their Oracle Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application to a managed database with Amazon RDS for Oracle. In this blog post, we describe their approach to migrating the database from Oracle […]

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Amazon RDS Under the Hood: Multi-AZ

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers bet their businesses on their data store and highly available access to it. For these customers, Multi-AZ configurations provide an easy-to-use solution for high availability (HA). When you enable Multi-AZ, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) maintains a redundant and consistent standby copy of your data. If you encounter problems […]

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Part 2 – Role of the DBA When Moving to Amazon RDS: Automation

In Part 1 of this blog series, I talked about how Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) can help change the focus of your role as a database administrator (DBA) from routine, time-consuming tasks to project work that helps the business move faster. In this post, I discuss how you can push that advantage one step further and use AWS tools to do more through automation. An important aspect of being an effective DBA when your business is running at top speed is using code and automation whenever you can. AWS provides tools for you to make this easier.

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Migrate Delimited Files from Amazon S3 to an Amazon DynamoDB NoSQL Table Using AWS Database Migration Service and AWS CloudFormation

Introduction Recently, AWS Database Migration Services (AWS DMS) added support for using Amazon S3 as a source for your database migration. This new support means that you can now load data in comma-separated value (CSV) format from S3 into any supported target, whether or not the target has native S3 support. In most cases, when […]

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New, Memory-Optimized Amazon EC2 Instance Types Drive Database Workloads

Perfectly sized instances for maximizing Microsoft SQL Server Standard In September, Amazon Web Services announced availability of the new Amazon EC2 x1e.32xlarge instance type with 128 vCPU and 3,904 GiB of memory. Since that announcement, we have heard from customers that they want more instance configuration choices with fewer vCPUs, while maintaining a high ratio […]

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