AWS Database Blog

How to use Amazon DynamoDB global tables to power multiregion architectures

More and more, AWS customers want to make their applications available to globally dispersed users by deploying their application in multiple AWS Regions. These global users expect fast application performance. In this post, I describe how to use Amazon DynamoDB to power the database of a global backend deployed in multiple AWS Regions. I use […]

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Analyze user behavior using Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose and Kibana

Let’s assume that you work for an ecommerce company and you want to provide the best user experience to your customers. A customer could land on a product page by coming from a recommendation on another page in your application or from a search engine. Whatever the route, you want to ensure that your customers […]

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Intuit story: Automate migration from on-premises MySQL to Amazon Aurora

Databases are core to many of our applications at Intuit. The database team has been working out which architecture to standardize on and what run books and tools to build in order to migrate and then operate in the cloud. We realized that the fastest way to resolve our questions would be to take one of our existing on-premises applications and run it through an actual migration to Amazon Aurora.

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How to use the new Amazon DynamoDB key diagnostics library to visualize and understand your application’s traffic patterns

Today, we released the Amazon DynamoDB key diagnostics library, which enables you to view graphs and dashboards of your most accessed database items. A DynamoDB table can be used in two different capacity modes—provisioned and on-demand. DynamoDB automatically supports your access patterns as long as the traffic against a given item does not exceed 3,000 […]

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AWS Database Migration Service improves migration speeds by adding support for parallel full load and new LOB migration mechanisms

We’re happy to introduce AWS DMS replication engine version 3.1.2. The new version includes a better UX and performance improvements that were requested by many customers. We listened and delivered on our promise to make DMS better. In this blog post, I’ll cover few key new features. For the entire list, see the AWS DMS […]

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How to solve some common challenges faced while migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Companies are experiencing exponential data growth year-over-year. Scaling the databases and the hardware infrastructure to keep up is becoming more and more challenging. If your workloads just are not suitable for non-relational data stores, how do you overcome the scaling challenges without spending tons of money in managing the underlying infrastructure? Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon […]

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