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Running sysbench on RDS MySQL, RDS MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora MySQL via SSL/TLS

sysbench is an ideal tool for running synthetic benchmarking on MySQL compatible databases. The Amazon Aurora Performance Assessment Technical Guide helps you assess the performance of Amazon Aurora MySQL by using sysbench. However, if you want to run sysbench on MySQL-compatible databases running on RDS or Aurora via SSL/TLS, you also need to consider some […]

How to determine whether Kaigen (Japan era name transition) affects your MySQL compatible engines running on RDS

If you have software or systems that support Japanese customers, and if your software or systems need to display a Japan era name, you may need to make changes to display the new name. The new Japan era name comes into effect on May 1, 2019, when the current Japanese Emperor abdicates. In this blog […]

Best practices for configuring parameters for Amazon RDS for MySQL, part 2: Parameters related to replication

This blog post was last reviewed or updated May, 2022. In the previous blog post of this series, I discuss MySQL parameters used to tune and optimize Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL performance and best practices related to them. In today’s post, I discuss the most important MySQL parameters used for replication […]

Best practices for configuring parameters for Amazon RDS for MySQL, part 1: Parameters related to performance

This blog post was last reviewed or updated May, 2022. With Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, you can deploy scalable MySQL servers in minutes with cost-efficient and resizable hardware capacity. Amazon RDS frees you up to focus on application development by managing time-consuming database administration tasks including backups, software patching, monitoring, scaling, […]

Recover from a disaster with delayed replication in Amazon RDS for MySQL

July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports a delayed replication, which allows you to set a time period that a replica database lags behind a source database. In a standard MySQL replication configuration, there is minimal delay between the source and the replica. Now you have the option […]

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 […]

How to set up a Binlog Server for Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB using MariaDB MaxScale

One of the key features of Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB is the ability to create Read Replicas. You can easily create up to five replicas for a single master database instance via the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI. Amazon RDS then handles all the work of making a […]

How to extract, transform, and load data for analytic processing using AWS Glue (Part 2)

  One of the biggest challenges enterprises face is setting up and maintaining a reliable extract, transform, and load (ETL) process to extract value and insight from data. Traditional ETL tools are complex to use, and can take months to implement, test, and deploy. After the ETL jobs are built, maintaining them can be painful […]

Use IAM authentication to connect with SQL Workbench/J to Amazon Aurora MySQL or Amazon RDS for MySQL

July 2023: This post was reviewed for accuracy. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) enables you to use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) to manage database access for Amazon RDS for MySQL DB instances and Amazon Aurora MySQL DB clusters. Database administrators can associate database users with IAM users and roles. By using IAM, you can manage user access to all […]

How to Migrate from MySQL to Amazon Aurora using AWS SCT and AWS DMS

MySQL is a great open-source database engine, which a lot of companies use because it’s cost-effective. However, like any other open-source database, it takes a lot of work to get commercial-grade performance out of it. As the size of your database increases, the complexity of scaling and crash recovery in MySQL also increases. Scaling out […]