Tag - Amazon RDS

What’s the Best Way to Enable (And Test) Encryption at Rest in RDS?

The other day on a call, a client asked me an interesting question.  We were discussing some testing they were doing in Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS).  The question came up “since RDS is managed, how can I prove to my security team that the data is actually encrypted?”  We’ve all read whitepapers and […]

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The Benefits of Amazon RDS for MySQL

benefits of Amazon RDS

As the world’s most popular open-source database, MySQL has been around the block more than a few times. Traditionally installed in on-premise data centers, recent years have shown a major trend for MySQL in the cloud, and near the top of this list is Amazon RDS.
Amazon RDS allows you to deploy scalable MySQL servers […]

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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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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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