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Category: RDS for MariaDB

Upgrade Amazon RDS for MySQL or MariaDB database schemas with minimal downtime

Modifying the schema of an SQL database can be time-consuming, resource-intensive, and error-prone, and often requires long application maintenance windows that negatively affect the end-user experience. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL or MariaDB allows you to upgrade your schema while your application is still running, with minimal or zero downtime. In this post, […]

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Automatic upgrades of Amazon RDS for MariaDB versions 10.0 and 10.1 to begin March 9, 2021

MariaDB Server is one of the world’s most popular open source relational databases. It is available in the standard repositories of all major Linux and Windows distributions. The MariaDB Foundation ensures a steady cadence of releases. On average, MariaDB Server has had one stable major release every year. The current supported versions are 10.2, 10.3, […]

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Recap of Amazon RDS and Aurora features launched in 2019

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity. At the same time, it automates time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups. It frees you to focus on your applications so you […]

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Running sysbench on RDS MySQL, RDS MariaDB, and Amazon Aurora MySQL via SSL/TLS

sysbench is an ideal tool for running synthetic benchmarking on MySQL compatible databases. The Amazon Aurora Performance Assessment Technical Guide helps you assess the performance of Amazon Aurora MySQL by using sysbench. However, if you want to run sysbench on MySQL-compatible databases running on RDS or Aurora via SSL/TLS, you also need to consider some […]

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Build a notification mechanism to manage Amazon RDS manual snapshots

It’s no secret that data is an essential part of running a business, no matter how large or small a business may be. Many companies host their business data using relational databases. As a result, backup and recovery are important aspects of keeping the business running. Amazon RDS customers use a mixture of strategies to […]

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Cal Poly’s software engineering capstone class builds MySQL capture and replay on AWS

At California Polytechnic State University, the software engineering school’s capstone class was created in support of the university’s “Learn by Doing” philosophy. Students in the class experience over the course of a full school year what it’s like to work on a collaborative industry project. This is Dr. David Janzen’s tenth year teaching this course, […]

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How to set up a Binlog Server for Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB using MariaDB MaxScale

One of the key features of Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB is the ability to create Read Replicas. You can easily create up to five replicas for a single master database instance via the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI. Amazon RDS then handles all the work of making a […]

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How to use IAM multifactor authentication with Amazon RDS

A common request that we get from customers is how to protect their resources from an accidental or malicious deletion, such as instances, snapshots, clusters, and so on. Doing this is especially important when you are using a common AWS account for multiple users or teams. Although you want the flexibility to innovate within the […]

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Monitor Amazon Aurora MySQL, Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB logs with Amazon CloudWatch

NEW! Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility now supports publishing of all logs to CloudWatch Logs using the process described below. Amazon RDS has long offered customers the ability to view and download logs associated with their DB instances for troubleshooting purposes. Now, with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL and Amazon RDS for […]

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Best Practices for Upgrading Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB

One key feature of Amazon RDS is that you can easily upgrade a database instance to a new minor or major version of your database engine. You can perform upgrades on demand by using the AWS Management Console or AWS CLI. You can decide to automatically upgrade to a new minor engine version when it […]

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