AWS Database Blog

Automating database migration and refreshing activities with AWS DMS

Application developers and system administrators replicate data across datastores to migrate, refresh, and mask data. For most organizations, data replication is a complex, multiphase process, including assessment, schema conversion, script conversion, data migration, functional testing, performance tuning, and other tasks. Multiple tools are available to support data replication. AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) helps you quickly […]

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Configuring SQL Server Reporting Service 2016 on SQL Server 2012 and 2016

Attempting to connect to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) may sometimes fail with the error “The Reporting Services instance could not be found.” This error can happen when using Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) installed with SSRS, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). This post explains the step-by-step procedures on how […]

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Refactoring to Amazon DynamoDB

Do you want to move from a relational database to NoSQL? In the following post, I walk you through reading, transforming, and writing SQL Server data from an Amazon EC2 instance to Amazon DynamoDB. I use AWS Glue to transform the source data model of multiple tables into two target tables in DynamoDB. There are […]

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Deploying Always On availability groups between Amazon EC2 Windows and Amazon Linux 2 instances

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 supports Always On availability groups between Windows and Linux to create read-scale workloads without high availability (HA). Unfortunately, you cannot achieve HA between Windows and Linux because there is no clustered solution that can manage that cross-platform configuration. To use HA with Always On availability groups, consider using a Windows Server […]

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Running AWS Lambda-based applications with Amazon DocumentDB

Microservices-based applications architectures are the norm for building scalable applications. AWS makes creating these types of applications easier with Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility). Just bring your code and deploy an application with this fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. You can use the same MongoDB application […]

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Build highly available MySQL applications using Amazon Aurora Multi-Master

Do you have transactional applications that have high uptime requirements? Do you want a relational database in the cloud to help you meet those requirements? The newly launched Amazon Aurora Multi-Master, is designed for applications that need a relational database resilient to node failures and highly available for both reads and writes. Amazon Aurora is […]

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Securing data in Amazon RDS using AWS KMS encryption

Data privacy is essential for organizations in all industries. Encryption services provide one standard method of protecting data from unauthorized access. However, encryption changes data in a way that makes it unreadable without the correct decryption key. Amazon RDS encrypts data by default, using AWS owned keys. However, some customers prefer to encrypt data using […]

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Best practices for Amazon RDS PostgreSQL replication

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL enables you to easily configure replicas of your source PostgreSQL instance to clear your read load and to create disaster recovery (DR) resources. You can configure Read Replicas within the same Region as the source or in a different Region. When you use an RDS PostgreSQL Read Replica instance, you both […]

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Automate AWS CloudFormation template creation for AWS DMS tasks

Expanding on the earlier post, Create AWS CloudFormation templates for AWS DMS tasks using Microsoft Excel, this post highlights an enhanced feature of the same tool that can speed database migration. To demonstrate this feature, we present a small command line tool written in Python. The tool takes a CSV file containing the names of […]

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A walkthrough of the Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator console – Part 2

Amazon DynamoDB provides scalability and performance where response times are measured in single-digit milliseconds. For use cases requiring response times in microseconds, DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) is the service that helps deliver that. DAX is a managed cache that is API compatible with DynamoDB  providing fast in-memory performance for demanding applications like real-time gaming, bidding, weather […]

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