Tag - Amazon Aurora

Amazon RDS Aurora Serverless – The Basics

amazon aurora serverless

When I attended AWS Re:Invent 2018, I saw there was a lot of attention from both customers and the AWS team on Amazon RDS Aurora Serverless. So I decided to take a deeper look at this technology, and write a series of blog posts on this topic.
In this first post of the series, you will learn […]

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When Should I Use Amazon Aurora and When Should I use RDS MySQL?

AWS RDS

Now that Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) is in high demand, there is one question regarding AWS services that cannot always be answered easily: When should I use Aurora and when RDS MySQL?
DBaaS cloud services allow users to use databases without configuring physical hardware and infrastructure and without installing software. But when trying to find out which […]

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Aurora Hash Join Optimization (with a Gentle Reminder on Lab Features)

Aurora Hash Join Lab Mode

The Aurora hash join feature for relational databases has been around for a while now. But unlike MySQL Block Nested Loop algorithm, an Aurora hash join only caters to a specific number of use cases. When implemented with the optimizer properly, they can provide great benefits with certain workloads. Below we’ll see a brief […]

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Monitoring Amazon Aurora with PMM

In this blog, we’ll look at how to monitor Amazon Aurora using Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM).
One impact of the growth of web services such as AWS on DBAs is the need to understand and report on database and application resource usage. DBAs have always had to monitor for performance-related usability issues, which may […]

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Migrating Data from an Encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS Instance to an Encrypted Amazon Aurora Instance

Migrating Data

In this blog post, we’ll discuss migrating data from encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS to encrypted Amazon Aurora.
One of my customers wanted to migrate from an encrypted MySQL RDS instance to an encrypted Aurora instance. They have a pretty large database, therefore using mysqldump or a similar tool was not suitable for them. They also wanted to setup […]

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How to Configure Aurora Parameters on Amazon RDS

Aurora RDS Parameters

In this blog post, we’ll look at some tips on how to configure Aurora parameters on Amazon RDS.
I was recently deploying a few Aurora RDS instances, a process very similar to configuring a regular RDS instance. I noticed a few minor differences in the way you configure Aurora RDS parameters, and very few articles […]

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Percona Live 2017: A Deep-Dive Into What’s New in Amazon Aurora

Percona Live

Percona Live 2017 is rolling along, and now that everybody got through lunch we’re all recharged and ready for the afternoon. Let’s start it out with Amazon Aurora.
Once of the best-attended sessions was Sailesh Krishnamurthy’s (Senior Engineering Manager at Amazon Web Services) talk on a deep dive into what is new in Amazon Aurora. Amazon […]

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Webinar Thursday, March 16, 2017: Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services

Join Percona’s Solutions Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. PDT / 10:00 a.m. EDT (UTC-7) for a webinar on Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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This webinar covers the many challenges faced when migrating applications from on-premises into Amazon Web Services (AWS). It will specifically look at moving MySQL to AWS’s […]

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