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Tag: Amazon RDS for SQL Server
Migrating an on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS on VMware using SQL Server native backup and restore
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on VMware delivers managed SQL Server databases in on-premises VMware environments. Managing SQL Server can be complex and time-consuming, but RDS on VMware makes it easy to provision, scale, and operate SQL Server in VMware vSphere clusters. You can migrate your existing on-premises SQL Server databases to RDS on […]
Migrating SQL Server to Amazon RDS using native backup and restore
Running Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) automates time-consuming administration tasks such as installation, disk provisioning and management, patching, minor and major version upgrades, and backup and recovery of your SQL Server databases. Amazon RDS also offers high availability using a Multi-AZ solution, replicating data synchronously across different Availability Zones. Currently, […]
Migrating to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using transactional replication: Part 2
The purpose of this post is to maintain continuous transactional replication from an on-premises or Amazon EC2 hosted SQL Server instance to an RDS for SQL Server DB instance in the Multi-AZ configuration when a host replacement occurs during maintenance activities or failover events.
Migrating your SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using AWS DMS
This post provides a solution for migrating your on-premises SQL Server database to Amazon RDS for SQL Server using the SQL Server backup and restore method in conjunction with AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to minimize downtime. This method is useful when you have to migrate the database code objects, including views, stored procedures, and functions, as part of the database migration.
Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports SQL Server 2019
Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2019 for Express, Web, Standard, and Enterprise Editions. You can use SQL Server 2019 features such as Accelerated Database Recovery, Intelligent Query Processing, Intelligent Performance, Monitoring improvements, and Resumable Online Index creations. The purpose of this post is to: Summarize the new features in SQL […]
Amazon RDS for SQL Server reduces prices on Enterprise Edition in the Multi-AZ configuration
We’re pleased to announce that Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server is reducing the price for both the On-Demand and Reserved DB Instances prices on Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ. The On-Demand prices have been reduced by an average by 25% across the latest generation of instance classes, which include the M5, R5, T3, X1, X1e, and Z1d. The Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ On-Demand price reduction is retroactive to July 1, 2020. The impacted Enterprise Edition Multi-AZ Reserved DB Instances purchased after August 1, 2020 will have the updated prices.
Using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services on Amazon RDS for SQL Server
This blog post was last reviewed or updated March, 2022. You can now configure Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server. SSIS works on Single-AZ and Multi-AZ DB instances for both Standard and Enterprise editions using either the 2016 or 2017 SQL Server major versions. Previously, you […]
Configuring Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services on Amazon RDS for SQL Server
This post was last reviewed and updated August 2022 to include updates from recent launch. You can now run Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) directly on an Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server DB instance. You can activate SSRS on Single-AZ or Multi-AZ instances on the Standard or Enterprise editions of SQL […]
Enabling distributed transaction support for domain-joined Amazon RDS for SQL Server instances
Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for SQL Server now supports distributed transactions using Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC). With MSDTC, you can run distributed transactions involving RDS for SQL Server DB instances. This post goes over the most common ways to run distributed transactions when using Amazon RDS for SQL Server using AWS Directory Service […]
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 or Multidimensional mode on Amazon RDS for SQL Server. SSAS works in the Single-AZ configuration for both Standard and Enterprise editions using either the 2016, 2017 or 2019 SQL Server Major version.
If you run SSAS on Amazon EC2, you can save on costs by supporting SSAS directly on Amazon RDS for SQL Server and consolidating those workloads to run on the same RDS DB instance as your SQL Server database. However, you must account for a performance impact if you decide to consolidate.