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Category: Amazon Aurora

Best practices for migrating SQL Server MERGE statements to Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL

To migrate a SQL Server database to Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL, you usually need to perform both automated and manual tasks. The automated tasks involve automatic code conversion using the Babelfish Compass tool with the -rewrite flag and data migration using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS). The manual tasks involve database compatibility check using […]

Cross-account Amazon Aurora MySQL migration with Aurora cloning and binlog replication for reduced downtime

Migrating your relational databases on Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition from one AWS account to another AWS account is a common use case in scenarios when you acquire, sell, or merge operations, or if you’re reorganizing your AWS accounts and organizational structure. These migrations can be complex, especially for large workloads. It is important to perform […]

Deep dive into Babelfish Compass

Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL is a capability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition that enables Amazon Aurora to understand commands from applications written for Microsoft SQL Server. When migrating from SQL Server to Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL, the first step is often a feasibility and compatibility assessment. You can use the Babelfish Compass tool to generate […]

Validate database objects after migrating from IBM Db2 z/OS to Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Customers are modernizing their mission-critical legacy on-premises IBM Db2 for z/OS databases to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition for its scalability, performance, agility, and availability. You can use the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to simplify the schema conversion from Db2 for z/OS to Amazon RDS […]

Introducing Amazon Aurora MySQL enhanced binary log (binlog)

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud. Aurora combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. Aurora has a history of innovating around database engines and the underlying infrastructure running the database, while maintaining compatibility. A commonly used feature of […]

Amazon Aurora Global Database minor version upgrade in a headless configuration

Amazon Aurora Global Database is specifically designed to meet the needs of globally distributed applications. It replicates your data across AWS Regions with no impact on database performance, enables fast local reads with low latency in each Region, and provides disaster recovery from Region-wide outages. Many organizations use Aurora Global Database in a headless configuration. […]

Migrate generated columns to PostgreSQL using AWS Database Migration Service

AWS launched Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (Amazon DMA) to accelerate your journey to AWS Databases and Analytics services and achieve cloud adoption benefits such as cost savings and performance improvements. In this post, we share Amazon DMA’s approach to migrate generated columns to PostgreSQL implementations, such as Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL or Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible […]

Understand Amazon Aurora high availability and disaster recovery from an Oracle perspective

In this post, we compare the high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) features of Amazon Aurora to Oracle, with a focus of the Aurora disk subsystem and how this key innovation allows Amazon Aurora Global Database to deliver performance and availability. Data today is increasingly seen as a corporate asset, and safeguarding this asset is a key focus for many businesses. When that data exists in a database, the vendors of these systems produce methods […]

Automate benchmark tests for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL – Part 2

This post is a continuation of Automate benchmark tests for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL. To recap, optimizing a database is an important activity for new and existing application workloads. You need to take cost, operations, performance, security, and reliability into consideration. Conducting benchmarks help with these considerations. With Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition, you can run multiple […]

Perform cross-account Amazon Aurora MySQL migration with minimal downtime

While managing databases at scale in AWS, there are certain scenarios where you may need to maintain an Amazon Aurora cluster in a single or multiple AWS accounts. These scenarios include but are not limited to mergers and acquisitions, consolidating all accounts to use only a single account, or compliance to maintain production and development […]