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How to encrypt Amazon Aurora using AWS KMS and your own KMS key

When selecting a relational database engine, customers look at many different aspects, including management, performance, reliability, automation, and more recently, the ability to natively encrypt data at rest. Amazon Aurora provides a highly available, optimal, and scalable relational database engine that supports both MySQL and PostgreSQL. Amazon Aurora also supports native encryption of data at […]

How Minted scaled their online marketplace on Cyber Monday 2019 by migrating to AWS cloud and Amazon Aurora

This is a guest post by Minted. In their own words, “Minted is an online marketplace for independent artists. Connecting a global creative community directly to consumers, Minted uses technology that enables products to be shared by independent artists who typically lack access to traditional retail outlets. Products available on Minted include works of art, […]

Recap of Amazon RDS and Aurora features launched in 2019

Updated 04/2022 to reflect product changes. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity. At the same time, it automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to […]

Amazon RDS customers: Update your SSL/TLS certificates by March 5, 2020

This post was originally published on December 20, 2019 and has been updated as of March 4, 2020. Please see new dates and suggested timeline below. IMPORTANT UPDATE: If you are experiencing connectivity issues after the RDS Root CA expires, please skip down to the What do I have to do to maintain connectivity? section. […]

Introduction to Aurora PostgreSQL cluster cache management

Amazon Aurora is a relational database service that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. The PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Aurora delivers up to three times the throughput of standard PostgreSQL running on the same hardware. This enables existing PostgreSQL applications and tools to run […]

Migration tips for developers converting Oracle and SQL Server code to PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most popular open-source relational database systems. It is considered to be one of the top database choices when customers migrate from commercial databases such as Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. AWS provides two managed PostgreSQL options: Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora. In addition to providing managed PostgreSQL services, AWS also […]

Performing SQL database client-side encryption for multi-Region high availability

Important Update: On 06/16/2021 AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) introduced multi-Region keys, a new capability that lets you replicate keys from one AWS Region into another. With multi-Region keys, you can more easily move encrypted data between Regions without having to decrypt and re-encrypt with different keys in each Region. Multi-Region keys are supported […]

Level Up Your Games with Amazon Aurora

Dhruv Thukral and Yahav Biran are solutions architects at Amazon Web Services. Amazon Aurora is a relational database that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Amazon Aurora offers two types of modes: provisioned and serverless. AWS gaming customers that use Aurora have typically observed higher […]

Another Database Migration Playbook goes live—migrate from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL!

We’re excited to present the first edition of the Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL Compatibility Migration Playbook. AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) help you reduce the effort associated with migration from commercial engines to open-source and Amazon-managed databases. Thus, they help reduce cost and avoid […]