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Best practices for working with Amazon Aurora Serverless v1

November 2022: This post was reviewed and updated for accuracy. Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 is an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora. Amazon Aurora Serverless v1 scales instantly from hundreds to hundreds-of-thousands of transactions in a fraction of a second. As it scales, it adjusts capacity in fine-grained increments to provide just the right amount […]

Make a New Year’s resolution: Follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices

As the new year begins, we encourage you to make a resolution to follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices. Following these best practices can help you maximize performance and minimize throughput costs when working with DynamoDB. Click the following links to learn more about each best practice in the DynamoDB documentation. Design and use partition keys […]

Best practices for upgrading Amazon RDS to major and minor versions of PostgreSQL

This post was last reviewed and update June, 2022 to update the upgrade steps for Amazon RDS. Open-source PostgreSQL occasionally releases new minor and major versions that include fixes for frequently encountered bugs, security issues, and data corruption problems. Generally, Amazon RDS aims to support new engine versions within five months of their availability. You […]

Applying best practices for securing sensitive data in Amazon DynamoDB

October 2023: This post was reviewed and updated to include the integration of Amazon DynamoDB Dataplane operations in AWS CloudTrail. The first post of the series, Best practices for securing sensitive data in AWS data stores, described some generic security concepts and corresponding AWS security controls that you can apply to AWS data stores. Using […]

Resolve to follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices in 2019

We recommend that you follow Amazon DynamoDB best practices in 2019 to help you maximize the performance and optimize the costs of your mission-critical workloads when working with DynamoDB. This post highlights DynamoDB content that will help you keep such a resolution. Design and use partition keys effectively The primary key that uniquely identifies each […]

Best practices for migrating RDS for MySQL databases to Amazon Aurora

MySQL is the most popular open-source database in the world. However, many customers find that the undifferentiated heavy lifting of backups, high availability, and scaling of MySQL databases to be complex, time-consuming, or both. This is one of the leading reasons why customers move their existing MySQL footprint to Amazon RDS for MySQL. Amazon RDS […]

Best Practices for Upgrading Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB

One key feature of Amazon RDS is that you can easily upgrade a database instance to a new minor or major version of your database engine. You can perform upgrades on demand by using the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI. You can decide to automatically upgrade to a new minor engine version when it […]