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Migrating Microsoft Azure SQL DB to Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition

Migrating a Microsoft Azure SQL database typically requires using database tools to extract data from the Azure SQL database, making necessary schema changes on the target database, and then importing the data into the target database. This usually involves manual steps and extended periods of downtime to the source applications. What if there was a […]

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How Dow Jones migrated and modernized its business-critical databases in one motion to gain effectiveness and cost benefits

As one of the largest business and financial news companies in the world, millions of people around the world rely on Dow Jones properties for their daily market data needs. The Market Data platform, one of Dow Jones’ most critical business systems, serves the real-time markets data to all of its news sites, including WSJ.com, […]

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How to migrate legacy IIS-based applications to new versions of Windows Server without refactoring using AWS EMP

Many organizations have legacy Internet Information Services (IIS) based applications that run on Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. These versions of Windows Server are no longer supported and customers are looking into ways to migrate these legacy applications onto modern Windows Server and IIS-based versions without having to rewrite the application. The AWS EMP tooling provides the necessary tools to migrate an IIS 6.0, 7.0, and 7.5 based application and any other application dependencies the IIS website may have onto a modern, secure, and supported Windows Server version

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How to upgrade Windows Server 2008R2 using CloudEndure and AWS Managed Services

This post was contributed by Asif Fouzi, Sr. Solutions Architect, and Michael McGarvey, Sr. Service Delivery Manager, Amazon Managed Services. Many enterprises host mission-critical applications that run on Windows Server 2008R2 or older versions of Windows Server. Microsoft ended support for these older versions of SQL Server on January 14, 2020, including Windows Server 2008 […]

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Join AWS at PASS Virtual Summit 2020

Join us at PASS Virtual Summit 2020 for live, online presentations led by AWS solutions architects and engineers. PASS Summit is hosted by the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), a global community of more than 300,000 data professionals who use the Microsoft Data Platform. Below you will find a variety of information and resources […]

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Figure 1 - EMP for Windows Server Migration Process

How to upgrade your legacy Windows applications to new versions of Windows Server without refactoring

By Baris Furtinalar – Sr. Microsoft Specialist SA Serdar Nevruzoglu – Solutions Architect Windows Server 2003 has been End of Support (EOS) since July 2015 and Windows Server 2008 has been EOS since January 2020. However, many customers still find themselves struggling to upgrade applications running on these EOS operating systems. The primary reason for […]

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Three ways to run SQL Server on AWS

We’ve spent over 11 years helping organizations migrate their Microsoft Windows workloads to the cloud. In fact, AWS hosts 2x more Windows workloads in the public cloud on AWS than the next cloud provider, according to IDC.¹ Our experience includes moving Microsoft SQL Server workloads from on-premises data centers and migrating workloads from other clouds. […]

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The importance of database modernization: Xero’s SQL Server Migration 

By Helen Anderson, AWS Data Hero and Business Intelligence Consultant Technology is moving fast, and it’s important to keep up. This isn’t just to chase the next ‘shiny thing,’ but to take advantage of improvements to security, tooling, and performance. In this post, I show you what database modernization is and why you should modernize your […]

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How Dow Jones modernized their data storage

Listen now Voiced by Amazon Polly Twenty years into their market data platform, Dow Jones, one of the world’s largest business and financial news companies, needed to modernize their database storage. The Dow Jones Market Data team was tasked with eliminating expensive on-premise SQL licensing costs and, if possible, shutter on-premises database servers and move […]

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How Pacific Magazines changed cloud providers to improve performance, increase scale, and drive innovation with AWS

Pacific Magazines (“Pacific”), the home of leading publications like marie claire, allrecipes.com, and Better Homes and Gardens, is in the middle of a transformation. The company has been seeking to move from simply publishing great content, as important as that is, to also enabling their employees to develop bold ideas. To achieve this, since 2016 […]

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