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AWS Managed Database Services - What’s New at re:Invent 2020

10 Dec
By: ClearScale
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At the 2020 AWS re:Invent there have been a lot of great sessions covering everything that’s new and improved in managed database services from Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this post, ClearScale’s Database Engineer, Renat Sunyaev, and Database Tech Lead, Sergey Kushnarev, summarize these exciting announcements. Over the past 15 years there was an incredible shift of application workloads from on-premises data centers or colocation facilities to cloud-based computing using services from AWS. Companies have been able

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Cloud Databases 101: Introduction to Amazon Aurora

17 Nov
By: ClearScale
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Legacy databases pale in comparison to cloud databases. For example, legacy databases often come with rigid contracts, punitive licensing, and monolithic architecture. They also tend to be more costly due to inflexible pricing and annual maintenance expenses. Leaders who hold fast to their legacy databases will continue to fall behind and miss out on all the cloud has to offer (to learn more about this topic, check out our Guide to Migrating Legacy Databases to AWS. However, it can be

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Renewable Energy Company Migrates Entire Database from MySQL to Amazon Aurora - and Gets a Performance Boost for a Fraction of the Cost

04 May
By: ClearScale
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Companies have learned the value of Big Data and the need to capture as much information as they are able to about their customer base. This often becomes a driving force in building out their database solution to house this growing amount of data. Although no one disagrees with the need to gather the data, how each organization chooses to house and grow the database tends to vary wildly from one company to the next. Navigating enterprise database solution providers

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