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A First Look at Amazon RDS Proxy

 | January 7, 2020 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, DevOps, MySQL

At re:Invent in Las Vegas in December 2019, AWS announced the public preview of RDS Proxy, a fully managed database proxy that sits between your application and RDS. The new service offers to “share established database connections, improving database efficiency and application scalability”. But one of the benefits that caught my eye is the ability […]

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How to Automate Minor Version Upgrades for MySQL on RDS

 | July 10, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, MySQL

upgrade minor versions MySQL Amazon RDS

Amazon RDS for MySQL offers the option to automate minor version upgrades using the minor version upgrade policy, a property that lets you decide if Amazon is allowed to perform the upgrades on your behalf. Usually the goal is not to upgrade automatically every RDS instance but to keep up to date automatically non-production deployments. […]

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Enabling KMS encryption for a running Amazon RDS instance

 | June 8, 2018 |  Posted In: Amazon RDS, AWS, MySQL

Since summer 2017, Amazon RDS supports encryption at rest using AWS Key Management Service (KMS) for db.t2.small and db.t2.medium database instances, making the feature now available to virtually every instance class and type. Unless you are running Previous Generation DB Instances or you can only afford to run a db.t2.micro, every other instance class now […]

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