AWS Database Blog

Tag: Microsoft SQL Server

Migrating Autodesk’s mission-critical database from Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora MySQL

This is a guest post from Tulika Shrivastava, Software Architect from Autodesk, in partnership with Rama Thamman from AWS. In their own words, “Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. If you’ve ever driven a car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve […]

Running highly available Microsoft SQL Server containers in Amazon EKS with Portworx cloud native storage

In this blog post, we explain the deployment of Microsoft SQL Server on containers using Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS). The same approach and principles discussed here also apply to any other stateful application that needs high availability (HA) and durability combined with a reusable and repeatable DevOps practice. Example use cases […]

Upgrade Your End of Support Microsoft 2008 R2 Workloads in AWS with Ease

Many IT organizations have run the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 database systems for over a decade. End-of-support (EOS) dates are fast approaching (July 2019 for SQL Server and January 2020 for Windows Server). Thus, it’s critical these systems get upgraded to a supported version […]

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.

How to architect a hybrid Microsoft SQL Server solution using distributed availability groups

Migrating monolithic mission-critical Microsoft SQL Server databases from on-premises to AWS (that is, to SQL Server based on Amazon EC2) is often a challenging task. The challenge comes mostly from the following: A prolonged downtime window during cutovers that can have an adverse impact on the business Challenges involved in keeping the databases (both on-premises […]

Client-Side Encryption and Decryption of Microsoft SQL Server Backups for Use with Amazon RDS

This blog post walks you through how to securely encrypt a Microsoft SQL Server backup file and restore the encrypted backup to an Amazon RDS for SQL Server instance. You perform this process using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). This post details the encryption and steps required […]