AWS Database Blog

Failover with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Replication, failover, resilience, disaster recovery, and backups—it can be challenging to achieve any or all of these in a traditional or non-cloud-based architecture. In addition, they sometimes require a considerable re-engineering effort. Due to the high implementation and infrastructure costs that are involved, some businesses are compelled to tier their applications so that only the […]

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Get started with Amazon Elasticsearch Service: T-shirt-size your domain

Welcome to this introductory series on Elasticsearch and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). In this and future blog posts, we provide the basic information that you need to get started with Elasticsearch on AWS. Introduction When you’re spinning up your first Amazon Elasticsearch Service domain, you need to configure the instance types and count, decide […]

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How to work with native CDC support in AWS DMS

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DWS) today launches native CDC support and the ability to start and stop the AWS DMS replication from a specific checkpoint. When you work with this feature, you can use checkpoints such as a log sequence number (LSN) in Microsoft SQL Server, a system change number (SCN) in Oracle, and […]

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Build a notification mechanism to manage Amazon RDS manual snapshots

It’s no secret that data is an essential part of running a business, no matter how large or small a business may be. Many companies host their business data using relational databases. As a result, backup and recovery are important aspects of keeping the business running. Amazon RDS customers use a mixture of strategies to […]

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Cal Poly’s software engineering capstone class builds MySQL capture and replay on AWS

At California Polytechnic State University, the software engineering school’s capstone class was created in support of the university’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy. Students in the class experience over the course of a full school year what it’s like to work on a collaborative industry project. This is Dr. David Janzen’s tenth year teaching this course, […]

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How to rapidly develop applications on Amazon Cloud Directory with Managed Schema

Now, Amazon Cloud Directory makes it easier than ever for you to rapidly develop applications by using Managed Schema. You can create a directory and start creating and retrieving objects from it at a faster pace by using the managed schema. With this launch, we are making available one Cloud Directory Managed Schema, called QuickStartSchema. […]

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Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now generally available

Today we are pleased to announce general availability of Performance Insights. Already available since October 2017 as an open preview with Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility, Performance Insights makes it easy to view the load on an Amazon RDS database. Using Performance Insights, you can more easily identify bottlenecks and discover what to do when […]

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How to archive data from relational databases to Amazon Glacier using AWS DMS

You can use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to migrate data from various sources to most widely used commercial and open-source databases. AWS DMS also supports Amazon S3 as a source and as a target for migrations. When you use Amazon S3 as a target, you can use AWS DMS to extract information from any database […]

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New features to reduce and optimize vCPUs on Amazon RDS for Oracle Database

Many AWS users are taking advantage of the managed service offerings that are available in AWS to remove much of the undifferentiated heavy lifting from their day-to-day activities. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is one of the available managed services for your relational database deployments. With Amazon RDS, you can significantly reduce the administrative […]

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How to set up a Binlog Server for Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB using MariaDB MaxScale

One of the key features of Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB is the ability to create Read Replicas. You can easily create up to five replicas for a single master database instance via the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI. Amazon RDS then handles all the work of making a […]

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