AWS Database Blog

Optimize AWS KMS decryption costs for Database Activity Streams

In regulated industries like healthcare and finance, auditing database activity is a top priority. Companies need to record the actions performed by database users and administrators to maintain compliance and security. AWS offers robust auditing for databases through Database Activity Streams (DAS). Integrated with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora, DAS produces […]

Perform cross-account major version upgrades from Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 to Amazon Aurora 3.04.x with minimum downtime

As businesses continue to scale, the need for highly performant, scalable, and reliable databases becomes paramount. Amazon Aurora, with its advanced features and cloud-native architecture, offers an attractive solution for organizations seeking to upgrade their databases. For mission-critical, large, and complex databases, it is challenging to upgrade databases with near-zero downtime for cutover. In this […]

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 […]

How Itaú Bank simplified cryptocurrency custody with Amazon Managed Blockchain Access and Query

In this post, we share how Itaú Unibanco adapted to the growing demand of digital asset services from their customers, and how they used Amazon Managed Blockchain Access, Amazon Managed Blockchain Query, and AWS Nitro Enclaves to quickly bring enterprise-grade innovation to the digital asset space at scale. Adoption trends in Brazil Cryptocurrency adoption is […]

Accelerate application development with Morphia ODM and Amazon DocumentDB

Morphia’s object document mapping capabilities provide Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) developers massive productivity gains, faster application development, and cleaner code bases by drastically reducing the boilerplate and complexity typically associated with persistent data access. Morphia takes care of bidirectional Java object and Amazon DocumentDB document mapping, automating transparent persistence operations. This enables developers to […]

Get started with the Multi-Tenant feature of Amazon RDS for Oracle

Many organizations have a large number of Oracle databases running on multiple physical servers or virtual machines. They invest substantial resources in the operation and administration of these databases, incurring expenses for infrastructure, management, and licensing. In many cases, these physical servers and virtual machines are under-utilized due to improvements in hardware technology, increase in […]

Create and run AWS DMS tasks using AWS Step Functions

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a managed service that helps you migrate databases to AWS easily and securely. It supports various database sources and targets, including Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Amazon Aurora, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and more. With AWS DMS, you can migrate your data to […]

Create a Virtual Knowledge Graph with Amazon Neptune and an Amazon S3 data lake

It’s common in an enterprise for data that logically fits together to be separated into different databases. Some data is better suited for one storage than another, and it may not be feasible to locate all your data in one data store. But this data often needs to be linked back together to provide a […]

Understand and optimize replication for Amazon Redshift with AWS DMS

In this post, we deep dive into using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to load data to Amazon Redshift and discuss how to optimize data loading. In a world where data is always growing and larger datasets need to be processed, it’s important to use the right tool for the right job. Amazon Redshift […]

Migrate tables from Microsoft Access to Amazon RDS for MySQL

Microsoft Access can fulfill your small-scale database needs, but you may encounter limitations related to scalability, reliability, security, and performance as the data grows. For instance, state and local government entities often employ Microsoft Access for tasks like inventory management and timesheet maintenance. As data volume expands, you might consider transitioning to a more robust […]