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Tag: migration

Migrating to Amazon Aurora MySQL with fallback option using GTID-based replication

When migrating production applications, it is often important to have a fallback option. This blog post demonstrates how to use global transaction identifier (GTID)-based replication to migrate Amazon RDS MySQL workloads to Amazon Aurora MySQL. We also discuss how to use a fallback mechanism in case you encounter any issues. For more information about GTID-based […]

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Migrating legacy PostgreSQL databases to Amazon RDS or Aurora PostgreSQL using Bucardo

If you are using PostgreSQL earlier than 9.4, you are using an unsupported version of PostgreSQL, and may have limited options to migrate or replicate your databases in Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. This is primarily because PostgreSQL versions older than 9.4 can’t perform logical replication. Bucardo is an open-source utility that can replicate […]

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Migrating Oracle databases with near-zero downtime using AWS DMS

Do you have critical Oracle OLTP databases in your organization that can’t afford downtime? Do you want to migrate your Oracle databases to AWS with minimal or no downtime? In today’s fast-paced world with 24/7 application and database availability, some of your applications may not be able to afford significant downtime while migrating on-premises databases […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Migrating databases using RDS PostgreSQL Transportable Databases

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the feature Transportable Databases, a high-speed data import and export method supported on versions 11.5 and later and 10.10 and later. If you need to import a PostgreSQL database from one RDS PostgreSQL instance into another, you can use native tools such as pg_dump and pg_restore or load data […]

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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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Validating database objects after migration using AWS SCT and AWS DMS

Database migration can be a complicated task. It presents all the challenges of changing your software platform, understanding source data complexity, data loss checks, thoroughly testing existing functionality, comparing application performance, and validating your data. AWS provides several tools and services that provide a pre-migration checklist and migration assessments. You can use the AWS Schema […]

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Building a cross-account continuous delivery pipeline for database migrations

To increase the speed and quality of development, you may use continuous delivery strategies to manage and deploy your application code changes. However, continuous delivery for database migrations is often a manual process. Adopting continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) for database migrations has the following benefits: An automated multi-account setup simplifies database migrations. The […]

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Reduce database cost and improve availability when you migrate to the AWS Cloud

Let’s say you have an application that uses database tables to store log and clickstream data. You might store your data in a relational database to ease development and management tasks. When you launch your application, the database is manageable at first, but it grows to hundreds of gigabytes per week. Data storage and retrieval […]

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