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How AWS Takes the Fear Out of Database Migrations

22 Dec
By: ClearScale
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When it comes to upgrading legacy databases, there is no better answer than migrating to the cloud. The right cloud platform can easily deliver the availability, scalability, security, and cost-effectiveness of commercial databases without the high price tag. However, the prospect of migrating to the cloud can be intimidating for many business leaders. After all, a poor migration can put mission-critical workloads and sensitive customer data at risk. There is no room for error. Fortunately, IT teams don’t have

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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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Amazon RDS is Pretty Cool!

05 Jul
By: ClearScale
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I was playing around with Amazon RDS today. It’s a web service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. In other words, Amazon manages MySQL on the server level and you can connect to it via your application or a MySQL command line. You are also able to perform various database administration tasks via an Amazon API or using something like a RightScale management platform. Here are some of the

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