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Urgent & Important – Rotate Your Amazon RDS, Aurora, and DocumentDB Certificates

You may have already received an email or seen a console notification, but I don’t want you to be taken by surprise! Rotate NowIf you are using Amazon Aurora, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), or Amazon DocumentDB and are…
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Now Available – Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware

Last year I told you that we were working to give you Amazon RDS on VMware, with the goal of bringing many of the benefits of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) to your on-premises virtualized environments. These benefits include…
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Amazon RDS Update – Console Update, RDS Recommendations, Performance Insights, M5 Instances, MySQL 8, MariaDB 10.3, and More

It is time for a quick Amazon RDS update. I’ve got lots of news to share:Console Update – The RDS Console has a fresh, new look. RDS Recommendations – You now get recommendations that will help you to configure your database…
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In the Works – Amazon RDS on VMware

Database administrators spend a lot of time provisioning hardware, installing and patching operating systems and databases, and managing backups. All of this undifferentiated heavy lifting keeps the lights on but often takes time away from…
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Amazon Relational Database Service – Looking Back at 2017

Amazon Web Services is Hiring. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic, growing business unit within Amazon.com. We are currently hiring Software Development Engineers, Product Managers, Account Managers, Solutions Architects, Support Engineers,…
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Amazon Neptune – A Fully Managed Graph Database Service

Of all the data structures and algorithms we use to enable our modern lives, graphs are changing the world everyday. Businesses continuously create and ingest rich data with complex relationships. Yet developers are still forced to model these…
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Just in Case You Missed It: Catching Up on Some Recent AWS Launches

So many launches and cloud innovations, that you simply may not believe.  In order to catch up on some service launches and features, this post will be a round-up of some cool releases that happened this summer and through the end of September.The…
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Amazon Aurora Fast Database Cloning

by Randall Hunt | on 30 AUG 2017 | in Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS | Permalink | |  Share Today, I want to quickly show off a feature of Amazon Aurora that I find incredibly useful: Fast Database Cloning. By taking advantage of Aurora’s…
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New – USASpending.gov on an Amazon RDS Snapshot

My colleague Jed Sundwall runs the AWS Public Datasets program. He wrote the guest post below to tell you about an important new dataset that is available as an Amazon RDS Snapshot. In the post, Jed introduces the dataset and shows you how to…