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Tag: Amazon EC2

Migrating your on-premises SQL Server Windows workloads to Amazon EC2 Linux

For decades, IT administrators could only run their SQL Server workloads on Windows. However, as of SQL Server 2017, SQL Server is now available to run in the Linux operating system. For IT administrators, this represents an opportunity to run SQL Server workloads on their preferred operating system, save on Windows Server licensing costs, and […]

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Automated query caching into Amazon ElastiCache for Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora and Amazon Redshift

This is a guest blog post by Erik Brandsberg, CTO at Heimdall Data, in partnership with AWS Technical Evangelist Darin Briskman. Heimdall Data is an AWS Advanced Technology partner who in their own words “offers a database proxy on the AWS Marketplace that supports SQL query caching into Amazon ElastiCache for Redis without code changes. […]

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Best storage practices for running production workloads on hosted databases with Amazon RDS or Amazon EC2

AWS offers multiple options to host your databases serving OLTP workloads – host your own managed database on Amazon EC2 instances or use Amazon RDS managed by AWS. RDS manages high availability, automated backups, database upgrades, OS patches, security, and read replica. RDS also offers the cloud-native option Amazon Aurora database engine, which is compatible […]

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Monitor your Microsoft SQL Server using custom metrics with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS Systems Manager

In this blog post, we show you how to configure the CloudWatch agent on Amazon EC2 Windows instances to capture custom metrics for SQL Server from Windows performance monitor. We also show you how to publish those custom metrics and monitor them on Amazon CloudWatch console. We also walk you through on how to store custom configuration in AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store used by CloudWatch agent to capture those metrics and reuse the same configuration across multiple fleets of SQL Server instances where similar kind of metrics are needed.

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Bootstrapping Your Large Production On-Premises SQL Server Databases to Amazon EC2

This blog post explains how to use PowerShell and native Microsoft SQL Server backups to migrate an on-premises SQL Server database to an Amazon EC2 instance. In general, we recommend that where possible you should make every attempt to migrate your on-premises SQL Server databases to Amazon RDS. You can find more details on how […]

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New, Memory-Optimized Amazon EC2 Instance Types Drive Database Workloads

Perfectly sized instances for maximizing Microsoft SQL Server Standard In September, Amazon Web Services announced availability of the new Amazon EC2 x1e.32xlarge instance type with 128 vCPU and 3,904 GiB of memory. Since that announcement, we have heard from customers that they want more instance configuration choices with fewer vCPUs, while maintaining a high ratio […]

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Replicating Amazon EC2 or On-Premises SQL Server to Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server is a managed Microsoft SQL Server database service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale SQL Server deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS takes away the time-consuming database administration activities so that you can focus on your schema design, query construction, query optimization, and building your application. […]

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Reading Amazon S3 Data from Oracle on Amazon EC2

When you’re working with AWS services, Amazon S3 is the first choice to store text data files. In the past, to access S3 data, first you’d download the files and then perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) to load the data into Oracle. This approach has two drawbacks. It takes time to download and perform […]

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Migrating Oracle Database from On-Premises or Amazon EC2 Instances to Amazon Redshift

Ballu Singh and Pubali Sen are solutions architects at Amazon Web Services. AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) helps you migrate databases to AWS easily and securely. The AWS Database Migration Service can migrate your data to and from most widely used commercial and open-source databases. The service supports homogenous migrations such as Oracle to […]

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