AWS Database Blog

How Zendesk tripled performance by moving a legacy system onto Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift

This is a guest post by James Byrne, Engineering Leader at Zendesk, focusing on data pipeline development and operations for the Zendesk Explore analytics product, and Giedrius Praspaliauskas, AWS Solutions Architect. Zendesk is a CRM company that builds support, sales, and customer engagement software designed to foster better customer relationships. From large enterprises to startups, […]

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Loading data into Amazon Keyspaces with cqlsh

The Cassandra Query Language Shell (cqlsh) is an open-source command line shell that you can use to run CQL commands and perform database administrative tasks, such as creating and modifying tables. You can use cqlsh to get started with Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra)—a scalable, highly available, managed Cassandra-compatible database—by loading data from a CSV […]

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Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services on Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can now configure Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) in the Tabular model on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. SSAS works in the Single-AZ configuration for both Standard and Enterprise editions using either the 2016 or 2017 SQL Server Major version. If you run SSAS on Amazon EC2, you can save on costs by […]

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Converting the SYSDATE function from Oracle to PostgreSQL

An Oracle to PostgreSQL migration in the AWS Cloud can be a complex, multistage process with different technologies and skills involved, starting from the assessment stage to the cutover stage. For more information about the migration process, see Database Migration—What Do You Need to Know Before You Start?, Migration process and infrastructure considerations, Source database […]

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Getting Started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility); Part 2 – using AWS Cloud9

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. You can use the same MongoDB 3.6 application code, drivers, and tools to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon DocumentDB without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. As a document database, […]

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Migrating a Neo4j graph database to Amazon Neptune with a fully automated utility

Amazon Neptune is a fully managed graph database service that makes it easy to build and run applications that work with highly connected datasets. You can benefit from the service’s purpose-built, high-performance, fast, scalable, and reliable graph database engine when you migrate data from your existing self-managed graph databases, such as Neo4j. This post shows […]

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Getting started with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility); Part 1 – using Amazon EC2

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. You can use the same MongoDB 3.6 application code, drivers, and tools to run, manage, and scale workloads on Amazon DocumentDB without having to worry about managing the underlying infrastructure. As a document database, […]

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Lower the cost of building graph apps by up to 76% with Amazon Neptune T3 instances

When you are building a graph application, you want a fast, cost-effective instance as you iterate to build your Apache TinkerPop or RDF/SPARQL graph application. Amazon Neptune now allows you to choose burstable performance instances (T3) in addition to the fixed performance instances (R5 and R4). Amazon Neptune db.t3.medium burstable performance instances are engineered specifically […]

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Using in-Region read replicas in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports in-Region read replicas, which give you the ability to offload your read workloads from your primary database instance to a replica. Read replicas use the built-in distributed availability groups feature and are available for Enterprise Edition. A distributed availability group is an availability group that spans two separate […]

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