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Category: RDS for MySQL

Improve performance of your bulk data import to Amazon RDS for MySQL

We use bulk data loading to move data from a source to a destination database for migration or load testing. Bulk data importing into MySQL databases can take several minutes to hours and sometimes even days depending upon the amount of data that needs to be loaded. Creating a dump file takes a small amount […]

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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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Migration options for MySQL to Amazon RDS for MySQL or Amazon Aurora MySQL

MySQL is one of the most popular open-source relational databases in the world. Many customers choose to run their MySQL workload in Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL because it takes care of heavy lifting tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, configuration, monitoring, backups, and scaling. Amazon Aurora is a great […]

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Optimize with Amazon RDS: Zenefits’s migration to AWS Graviton2 instances

This post is coauthored with Bajrang Panigrahi, Senior Software Engineer- II at Zenefits. Zenefits is an award-winning People Operations Platform that makes it easy to manage employee documents, HR, benefits, payroll, timekeeping, and attendance all in one secure place. Zenefits uses Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for its production database workloads to improve operational […]

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Use Amazon RDS Proxy with read-only endpoints

Amazon RDS Proxy is a fully managed, highly available database proxy that can front your Amazon RDS for MySQL or Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL databases and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL databases. It allows you to manage an application’s access to the database […]

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Replicate your data from Amazon Aurora MySQL to Amazon ElastiCache for Redis using AWS DMS

Caching enables the best user experience for real-time applications. You can build applications that provide sub-millisecond response times by storing the most frequently requested data in an in-memory cache like Redis. On August 30, 2021, we announced the support for migrating your data from supported sources to Redis, Amazon ElastiCache for Redis, and Amazon MemoryDB […]

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Use the TempTable storage engine on Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon Aurora MySQL

MySQL 8.0 has introduced TempTable as the new, default internal temporary table storage engine to speed up query processing. The MySQL query optimizer creates temporary tables internally to store intermediate datasets while processing complex queries. In AWS, you can deploy MySQL 8.0 using Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for MySQL, a managed service for […]

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Readable standby instances in Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments: A new high availability option

Amazon RDS Multi-AZ deployments are ideal for production database workloads. When you have Multi-AZ deployment, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) provisions one primary and one standby DB instance with synchronous physical replication of Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) storage for high availability and failover without data loss. However, you can’t read from the […]

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Monitor errors in Amazon Aurora MySQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL using Amazon CloudWatch and send notifications using Amazon SNS

Monitoring databases is essential for any DBA, from dev-test databases to mission-critical databases. You want to capture system and user-defined events for monitoring and troubleshooting problems related to your database instance. MySQL records these events in error logs. In this post, we show you how to monitor different events, such as deadlocks, access denied errors, […]

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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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