AWS Databases Getting Started Resources

Resources to help you migrate to AWS Databases

Database Migration Resources

Below you will find the resources you need to get started with Amazon Databases, migrate your existing databases and applications, and learn best practices.

Training

APN Navigate for Database Services

The APN Navigate for Database Services enables APN Partners to learn how to build a practice around AWS Databases.

AWS Quick Starts

Confluence Data Center on AWS Quick Starts

Use this Quick Start to deploy Confluence Data Center from Atlassian on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Whitepaper

Migrating Microsoft Azure SQL Databases to Amazon Aurora

As companies migrate their workloads to the cloud, there are many opportunities to increase database performance, reduce licensing costs, and decrease administrative overhead.

Playbook

Migrating Microsoft SQL Server to Aurora MySQL

The purpose of this Playbook is to assist administrators tasked with migrating SQL Server databases to Aurora MySQL with the aspects that can't be automatically migrated using the Amazon Web Services Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT).

Playbook

Migrating Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

The purpose of this Playbook is to assist administrators tasked with migrating SQL Server databases to Aurora PostgreSQL with the aspects that can't be automatically migrated using the Amazon Web Services Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT).

AWS Quick Starts

Modular architecture for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

This Quick Start automatically deploys a modular, highly available environment for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Whitepaper

Getting Started with Amazon Aurora

Read this whitepaper to understand the benefits of Amazon Aurora and learn the steps required to create and connect to your first AWS Database.

Whitepaper

Amazon Aurora Migration Handbook

Learn best practices for planning, executing, and troubleshooting database migrations from MySQL compatible and non- MySQL compatible database products to Amazon Aurora.

Migration Playbook

Oracle Database to Amazon Aurora

This whitepaper focuses on the manual aspects of migrating an Oracle database 11g/12c to Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility (9.6x) and includes step-by-step instructions that you can adapt for your own requirements.

Whitepaper

Best Practices for Migrating MySQL Databases to Amazon Aurora

Learn about important factors affecting the performance of self-managed export/import operations in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and AWS Databases.

Whitepaper

Migrating Your Databases to Amazon Aurora

Read about migration considerations and learn the step-by-step process of migrating open-source and commercial databases to Amazon Aurora with minimum disruption to the applications.

AWS Database Blog

Best practices for migrating RDS for MySQL databases to Amazon Aurora

This blog post focuses on how to migrate from Amazon RDS for MySQL to Amazon Aurora MySQL with minimal downtime.

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Learn how to build an AWS Quick Start reference deployment of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL cluster. The cluster is based on AWS best practices for security and high availability so you can create it quickly using AWS CloudFormation.

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AWS Databases On-Demand Videos

AWS re:Invent 2019: What's new in Amazon Aurora
Migrating your Oracle & SQL Server Databases to Amazon Aurora
Accelerate Oracle to Aurora PostgreSQL Migration
Leadership session: AWS purpose-built databases
Deep Dive on Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility
Deep dive on Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility
Amazon Aurora storage demystified: How it all works
Operational excellence with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Already Using an Amazon Database?

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