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Category: RDS for MariaDB

Export Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB databases to Amazon S3 using a custom API

As customers are migrating to the AWS Cloud to take advantage of managed database services such as Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition, they also look to automate these administrative tasks. This post shows how a DBA or other user with access to a custom API can make MySQL and MariaDB backup requests. It uses Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with the AWS CDK to simplify the deployment.

Enhance database performance with Amazon RDS dedicated log volumes

For those seeking to achieve consistent database transaction performance, Amazon RDS has introduced a new feature: dedicated log volume (DLV). This feature is an additional storage volume specifically for database transaction logs. In this post, we examine common DLV performance benefits, use cases, monitoring capabilities, and the cost of deployment.

Implement advanced replication features with Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora MySQL using intermediate replication servers

In this post, we show you how to use advanced replication features between MySQL-compatible databases such as Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition clusters or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL instances. We discuss two replication capabilities in Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora: multi-source replication and replication filtering. Multi-source replication is supported only in Amazon […]

Trigger an AWS Lambda function from Amazon RDS for MySQL or Amazon RDS for MariaDB using audit logs and Amazon CloudWatch

AWS Lambda is a serverless compute offering that helps you design event-driven architectures. It provides direct integration with multiple AWS services, including Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition. In this post, we show you how to invoke Lambda functions from Amazon Relational Databases Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB using Amazon CloudWatch and […]

Migrate from Oracle to Amazon RDS for MySQL, MariaDB or Amazon Aurora MySQL using Oracle GoldenGate

When thinking about modernizing an Oracle Database to an open-source database on AWS, options include Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, or Amazon Aurora. The choice of target database is usually dependent on three major factors: Database conversion or refactoring efforts The enterprise-wide decision on […]

Powering Amazon RDS with AWS Graviton3: Benchmarks

In April 2023, AWS announced the ability to power Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instances with the AWS Graviton3 processor. AWS Graviton3 was announced in May 2022 and is built using a custom-designed ARM architecture using ARM Neoverse cores, optimized for delivering high performance and energy efficiency. AWS Graviton3 provides up to 25% better […]

Refactor admin task scheduler job schedules from IBM Db2 LUW to Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL

The administrative task scheduler (ATS) in Db2 LUW is a component that allows you to automate and schedule administrative tasks within the database. It provides a convenient way to schedule recurring tasks, such as backups, maintenance activities, data imports, exports, and other administrative operations. Some key features and capabilities of the DB2 LUW ATS include: […]

Monitor and alert on DDL and DCL changes in Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora MySQL

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) monitoring and alerting using Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon RDS Performance Insights, and Amazon RDS Enhanced Monitoring is robust and secure, and often a top choice when troubleshooting Amazon RDS-related issues. You can use CloudWatch alerts for performance metrics like FreeStorageSpace, CPUUtilization, DatabaseConnections, FreeableMemory, NetworkReceiveThroughput, NetworkTransmitThroughput, BufferCacheHitRatio, and more. You can […]

Introducing Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.11 for up to 40% higher transaction throughput

MariaDB is a popular open-source high performance database. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MariaDB supports multiple major engine versions including 10.4, 10.5, 10.6. Today, Amazon RDS has announced support for MariaDB major version 10.11, which is the latest long-term supported major version from the MariaDB community. When compared to previous versions, Amazon RDS for MariaDB […]

Improve application performance on Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB instances and MySQL Multi-AZ DB clusters with Optimized Writes

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale deployments of MySQL and MariaDB in the cloud. Amazon RDS customers run different types of workloads on Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB. You can use read replicas to scale read options of their workloads, but scaling […]