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Category: RDS for Oracle

Maintain query plan stability when migrating your Oracle workload to Amazon RDS for Oracle

A common challenge faced by customers migrating their application to a new Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle environment is unexpected performance degradations caused by query plans changes. Any of the following migration factors can lead to query plan digression and in this post, we outline a strategy to proactively address these stumbling […]

Integrate Amazon RDS for Oracle with Amazon EFS

As customers migrate their Oracle databases to the Amazon Relational Database Service for Oracle, they may often benefit from a shared file system to be available on their Oracle database systems. This is either to share files between the database and application servers or to act as a staging location to keep backups, data loads, […]

Migrate Oracle database to Amazon RDS for Oracle over a database link for space savings and reclamation

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale an Oracle database in the cloud. One of its features is storage auto scaling, which allows the database storage to grow automatically, as needed, up to the maximum capacity (64 TiB) […]

Automate tasks in Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle using AWS Systems Manager documents

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom is a managed database service for legacy, custom, and packaged applications that require access to the underlying OS and DB environment. You may need to modify the default configuration of an RDS Custom for Oracle instance to meet various requirements, such as enable database features or options, change […]

Enable Kerberos authentication with Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle – Part 1

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Custom for Oracle allows you the flexibility to configure the database authentication method that can help you meet your security needs. A common and traditional method is to use database authentication via user names and passwords, but this method requires more effort from both administrators and users to manage, […]

Enable notifications for block corruption on Amazon RDS for Oracle

Consistency is one of the most crucial characteristics of relational database systems. Even though every system has their own mechanisms for providing consistency based on the database engine, sometimes you may lack consistency for several reasons, such as I/O hardware and firmware, OS issues, the database engine software, and recovering from UNRECOVERABLE or NOLOGGING database […]

Build Oracle Enterprise Manager with a repository in an Amazon RDS Custom for Oracle database

As you migrate Oracle workloads to AWS, you may want to implement Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control, Oracle’s management platform, which provides a single pane of glass for managing Oracle environments. In this post, we provide the architecture and process to implement OEM 13.5 with high availability (HA) with an Amazon Relational Database Service […]

Migrate from Oracle RAC to AWS: Alternatives on AWS

Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) are a way of accessing a database from multiple database servers. This provides some added high availability (HA) features over a single-instance database. In this post, we talk about why you might choose Oracle RAC for your Oracle databases, and the different ways to implement similar architecture on AWS while […]

Securely assess database schema migrations using AWS SCT, Amazon RDS for Oracle, and AWS Secrets Manager

Database migration is a multi-step process comprised of assess, mobilize, and modernize phases with different tools and technologies involved. You can use tools such as AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to accelerate each of these phases. An important part of AWS SCT is the report that it […]

Options to run deprecated major versions of Oracle databases on AWS

Oracle Database version 12c is past end of support, as announced by Oracle. Oracle 12c Release 1 (12.2.0.1) stands unsupported beyond March 31, 2022, and Oracle 12c Release 2 (12.1.0.2) is unsupported beyond July 31, 2022. After these dates, Oracle no longer releases Critical Patch Updates for these versions. To ensure that our customers continue […]