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Tag: Amazon EC2

How caresyntax uses managed database services for better surgical outcomes

This is a guest post from Ken Wu, Chief Technology Officer, and Steve Gordon, Director of Engineering at caresyntax. caresyntax provides the needed tools to make surgery smarter and safer. Our solutions use IoT, analytics, and AI technologies to automate clinical and operational decision support for surgical teams and support all outcome contributors. We help […]

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Setting up passwordless login from Amazon EC2 Windows and Linux instances to Amazon RDS Oracle database instances

In today’s world, every organization uses a centralized location to store and manage user credentials. The most commonly used service for this is Microsoft Active Directory (AD). Organizations use LDAP protocol to authenticate users to their peripheral devices, but fewer companies use this centralized credential store to allow users to log in to their databases. […]

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Migrating PostgreSQL from on-premises or Amazon EC2 to Amazon RDS using logical replication

PostgreSQL is one of the most advanced popular open-source relational database systems. With more than 30 years of development work, PostgreSQL has proven to be a highly reliable and robust database that can handle a large number of complicated data workloads. For many, PostgreSQL is the open-source database of choice when migrating from commercial databases […]

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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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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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