Tag: Amazon RDS

How to run DBSAT against Oracle RDS database

The scope of this article is to show how to run DBSAT (Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool) against an Amazon RDS Oracle instance. This is based on a real-life execution. The DBSAT version used was 2.0.2 over an RDS database…

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Optimizing CPU cores and threads for Oracle on AWS

About a couple of weeks ago, AWS introduced a new option to manage CPU cores and threads on EC2 or RDS instances. So now you can reduce the number of cores or threads per core for your AWS instances. It…

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Encrypting an existing MySQL/MariaDB RDS instance

Often it is necessary to convert an unencrypted RDS instance into an encrypted one. And it is usually expected that this process is done with minimum or no downtime. Unfortunately, one can only enable encryption when the instance is created. However,…

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Investigating IO performance on Amazon EC2

I published a blog post called “Investigating IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle” recently, and soon after posting it I received several questions asking if IO worked the same way on EC2 instances. My immediate though was it did,…

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Investigating IO performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle

Maris Elsins, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, provides an in-depth examination of IO Performance on Amazon RDS for Oracle.

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MySQL encrypted streaming backups directly into AWS S3

Overview Cloud storage is becoming more and more popular for offsite storage and DR solutions for many businesses. This post will help with those people that want to perform this process for MySQL backups directly into Amazon S3 Storage. These…

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Amazon database migration service – first try

Gleb Otochkin, Principal Consultant and Certified Oracle Expert at Pythian, talks about his first time using Amazon Database Migration Service.

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