AWS Database Blog

Using Sort Keys to Organize Data in Amazon DynamoDB

It’s easy to start filling an Amazon DynamoDB table with data. However, without forethought about organizing your data, you can limit your data-retrieval options later. Data organization and planning for data retrieval are critical steps when designing a table. Without proper data organization, the only options for retrieving data are retrieval by partition key or […]

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Your guide to Amazon DynamoDB sessions, workshops, and chalk talks at AWS re:Invent 2018

AWS re:Invent 2018 is almost here! This post includes a complete list of Amazon DynamoDB sessions, workshops, and chalk talks at AWS re:Invent 2018. Use the information on this page to help schedule your conference week in Las Vegas this year. If you still haven’t registered for re:Invent and need some help convincing your manager, consider […]

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Using Amazon EBS elastic volumes with Oracle databases (part 3): databases using Oracle ASM

In parts 1 and 2 of this blog series, we discuss the elastic volumes feature for Amazon EBS and how it works with Oracle database storage layouts. We discuss elastic volumes with databases that use operating-system file systems and that use Logical Volume Managers (LVM) for database storage management. In this post, we discuss the […]

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Tuning Amazon RDS for MySQL with Performance Insights

Amazon RDS Performance Insights brings an intuitive tuning interface to Amazon RDS to help you discover and investigate performance issues on your RDS databases. The look and feel of Performance Insights is the same across all database engine types, such as RDS for MySQL, RDS for PostgreSQL, and Amazon Aurora. However, every engine has a […]

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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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