Jun 28 2016

5 Ways to Ensure an Amazon RDS Migration Failure

Patrick Delaney

In my last blog post I provided eight tips to surviving a live database migration to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Today, I’m going to give you five ways (plus a bonus) to ensure your database migration is a failure. In other words, these are five common mistakes you should avoid if you don’t want […] …

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Jun 16 2016

8 Tips for Surviving a Live Database Migration to Amazon RDS

Patrick Delaney

There are a lot of benefits to migrating an on-premises database to Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). I’ve found that RDS is much easier to operate than MySQL or PostgreSQL. RDS makes it easier to manage multiple databases, the interface is easy to use, it has a good API, and it maintains good uptime. But […] …

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Dec 14 2015

The Ease of Migrating to Aurora

Patrick Delaney

Those looking for a solution to alleviate performance and resource issues with their data tier should consider Amazon RDS’ Aurora a viable option. While the benefits laid out from the AWS marketing team are straightforward and have general appeal, I’d like to take some time to explain just how *easy* it is to transition from […] …

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