AWS Database Blog

How to Configure a Private Network Environment for Amazon DynamoDB Using VPC Endpoints

Gisung Lim is a security solutions architect at Amazon Web Services Korea and Sangpill Kim is an enterprise solutions architect at Amazon Web Services Korea. This blog post explains how to enhance the privacy and security of data transfers between Amazon DynamoDB and your corporate network using the new Amazon VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB (currently in public preview). With […]

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Preventing Accidental Table Deletion in DynamoDB

Edin Zulich, AWS NoSQL solutions architect It’s easy to delete a table in Amazon DynamoDB, and that means that it’s easy to delete one by accident, too. Fortunately, you can minimize the risk of accidentally deleting a table using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), which provides authentication and access control for DynamoDB. As a […]

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Wave: A Private Location App Running on Amazon RDS

By Pablo Clemente, CTO, Wave How many times have you endured the painful process of meeting up with someone and having to constantly text or call them to find out where exactly they are? Doing this is not only inefficient and frustrating, but also a potential danger for anyone who is driving or moving. Recently, […]

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Eduphoria Uses Amazon Aurora to Give Educators Superpowers

Eduphoria is making great use of Amazon Aurora and other AWS database services. In this guest post, you can learn about how they use Amazon Aurora to scale their read workload while saving costs. This post was written by Aaron Dulaney, director of infrastructure operations at Eduphoria. At Eduphoria, we provide K–12 educators the tools […]

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ETL Job Orchestration with Matillion, Amazon DynamoDB, and AWS Lambda

Traditional ETL tools often run on a schedule. If you are due to receive a file from a vendor between 1 A.M. and 4 A.M. on the third Wednesday of the month, you likely have a job scheduled look for the file at 4 A.M. But what if the file arrives late? Or what if […]

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Amazon Aurora Under the Hood: Fast DDL

Anurag Gupta runs a number of AWS database services, including Amazon Aurora, which he helped design. In the Under the Hood series, Anurag discusses the design considerations and technology underpinning Aurora. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. […]

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Testing Automatic Failover to a Read Replica on Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Darin Briskman is a developer evangelist at Amazon Web Services. You can reach him @briskmad “Trust, but verify.” — U. S. President Ronald Reagan, 1987 In this comment, President Reagan quoted a Russian proverb to describe his philosophy for nuclear disarmament treaties. But the same philosophy also applies well to DevOps! Amazon ElastiCache for Redis […]

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Secure your Elasticsearch Development Domain using Amazon WorkSpaces

Darin Briskman (@briskmad) is a technical evangelist at Amazon Web Services. So you’re working with Amazon Elasticsearch Service and you’re setting up a non-production domain, using it for a development, sandbox, test, or staging environment. (If you’re new to Elasticsearch, a domain is similar to what’s called a cluster for other computing systems. It’s a […]

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EK Is the New ELK: Simplify Log Analytics by Transforming Data Natively in Amazon Elasticsearch Service

James Huang is an enterprise solutions architect at Amazon Web Services. AWS recently announced support for Elasticsearch 5.1. The announcement mentioned a few important improvements in the open source software and in Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES), the managed service.  Elasticsearch 5.1 includes three important changes: a new scripting language called Painless, significant improvements to […]

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Implement Linked Servers with Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Richard Waymire is a principal database specialist solutions architect for Amazon Web Services Linked servers allow Microsoft SQL Server to run SQL Server statements on other instances of database servers. In this blog post, we will focus on connectivity either to other instances of SQL Server in Amazon RDS or to SQL Server instances hosted […]

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