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Category: Amazon Aurora

Use Amazon RDS Proxy to provide access to RDS databases across AWS accounts

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that makes applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure. With RDS Proxy, you can handle unpredictable surges in database traffic that might otherwise cause issues due to oversubscribing connections or creating new connections […]

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Manage long-running read queries on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition

An Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition cluster consists of a primary/writer node and up to 15 reader nodes in a Region. You may offload read-only workloads to reader nodes to scale-out reads. Long-running queries on reader nodes that are accessing tables with high transactional activities on the primary node can cause conflicts, and lead to undesirable […]

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How Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS helps NRI Digital with database performance monitoring

This guest post is co-authored by Ryota Shima, Application Architect, and Kazuki Matsumura, Lead Architect at NRI Digital. NRI Digital has a wide variety of systems in production, both on-premises and cloud-based. Among them, many systems are built on AWS, and Amazon Aurora and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) are often used as the […]

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How to use Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora with a static IP address

When you use Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) and Amazon Aurora, you may have noticed that the IP addresses of your database instances keep changing. There are several reasons for this. The IP address changes when the primary database of Amazon RDS fails over to a standby database. Furthermore, when Amazon RDS is restarted […]

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Archive and Purge Data for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility using pg_partman and Amazon S3

The structured data industry has been experiencing exponential data growth year by year. It’s important for the relational database users to get smart with its data storage footprint by understanding data relevance while keeping its business needs in mind. Data archive is the critical part of data management, as it enables us to keep business […]

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Modernize database stored procedures to use Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL federated queries, pg_cron, and AWS Lambda

As part of migrating and modernizing your databases, you may continue to use your stored procedures and scheduling jobs that consolidate data from remote instances into your centralized data store. AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) helps you convert your legacy Oracle and SQL Server functions to their open-source equivalent. But how do you continue […]

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Validate database objects after migrating from IBM Db2 LUW to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Heterogeneous database migration is a multistage process, which usually includes assessment, database schema conversion, data migration, functional testing, performance tuning, and many other steps spanning across multiple teams. Migration from IBM Db2 LUW to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL is heterogeneous in nature, and traditionally follows similar […]

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Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL backups and long-term data retention methods

When operating relational databases, the need for backups and options for retaining data long term is omnipresent. This is especially true for many users of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. Although AWS-native, PostgreSQL-native, and hybrid solutions are available, the main challenge lies in choosing the correct backup and retention strategy for a given use case. In […]

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Validate database objects after migrating from IBM Db2 LUW to Amazon RDS for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL

Migrating your database from IBM Db2 LUW to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, or Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition is a complex, multistage process, which usually includes assessment, database schema conversion, data migration, functional testing, performance tuning, and many other steps spanning across the stages. You can use AWS […]

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Reduce read I/O cost of your Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL database with range partitioning

This blog post was last updated June 8, 2022. Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition offers a SQL database with enterprise-grade speed, availability, and scale at a cost comparable to open-source databases. With Aurora, you pay for storage I/O operations that you consume. This pay-per-use model makes Aurora low-cost compared to traditional enterprise databases. However, it’s important […]

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