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Category: RDS for MySQL

Handle tables without primary keys while creating Amazon Aurora MySQL or Amazon RDS for MySQL zero-ETL integrations with Amazon Redshift

At AWS, we have been making steady progress towards bringing our zero-ETL vision to life. With Amazon Aurora zero-ETL integration to Amazon Redshift, you can bring together the transactional data of Amazon Aurora with the analytics capabilities of Amazon Redshift. The integration helps you derive holistic insights across many applications, break data silos in your […]

Achieve auditability with Amazon RDS IAM authentication using attribute-based access control

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) supports several ways to authenticate database users, including password authentication, Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) database authentication, and Kerberos authentication. When working with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Amazon Aurora database engines, you can authenticate to the database using IAM, which uses an authentication token instead of the password to […]

Achieve faster switchover for Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments with large number of connections

In this post, we show you a recent improvement for Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployment switchovers to reduce your overall downtime when you have a large number of connections to your database. Blue/Green Deployments enforce safety measures to make sure that the switchover from your blue environment to the green environment maintains data consistency. For reference, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing multi-source replication on Amazon RDS for MySQL

When Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) launched in 2009, MySQL was the first engine supported on the platform. Since that time, customer use cases have grown and evolved. Amazon RDS for MySQL has supported replication to multiple targets for some time—now it also supports multi-source replication. In this post, we discuss multi-source replication on […]

Amazon RDS Multi-AZ with two readable standbys: Under the hood

In this post, I discuss Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Multi-AZ DB cluster configurations for Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instances. When you create a Multi-AZ DB cluster, Amazon RDS maintains a primary and two readable standby copies of your data. If there are problems with the primary copy, […]

Supercharge your MySQL database on AWS

Over the past 15 years, cloud-managed databases have evolved to allow you to take advantage of the cloud’s agility, scalability, and flexibility in architecture. Open source databases have accelerated this transformation as an essential part of a cost-effective, modern data strategy. Amazon’s journey with managed open source databases started in 2009 with the launch of […]