Database management

AWS aims to make it easier to manage and migrate cloud databases

On December 1, AWS introduced new updates to help organizations better manage and operate cloud databases.

The news broke during the keynote address of the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas delivered by Swami Sivasubramanianvice president of Amazon AI.

Among the cloud database moves is a new service called Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS, which brings machine learning deployment and availability optimization capabilities for Amazon relational database service.

AWS also unveiled new support for sql server databases as part of Custom Amazon RDS, which gives organizations more control over database deployment and configuration. The vendor has also updated the Amazon DynamoDB database with a new option for low data usage, called Infrequent standard access.

“For DynamoDB, the new pricing tier is a smart way for customers to save money without having to physically move data to a slower tier,” said DbInsight analyst Tony Baer.

Improved cloud database optimization at AWS

For Gartner analyst Sid Nag, the general direction AWS is taking with its cloud database portfolio marks the cloud giant’s continued momentum in cloud data management.

Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon AI, introduced AWS re:Invent to a new instance type for DynamoDB cloud data, for infrequently accessed data, that offers a lower price for users.

“With these announcements, AWS is expanding and strengthening its position as a database platform-as-a-service player, which also happens to be the fastest growing market for AWS,” Nag said. “They also provide a cost-cutting optimization engine that focuses on business results.”

With these announcements, AWS expands and strengthens its position as a player in database platforms as a service, which also happens to be the fastest growing market for AWS.

sid nagAnalyst, Gartner

During his keynote speech, Sivasubramanian said that the goal of the new Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS service is to be able to send alerts to users about database issues, as well as provide the precise guidance needed to resolve those issues. problems.

“DevOps Guru for RDS goes beyond simple problem detection to explain causes and recommend fixes for complex database performance issues,” he said.

Sivasubramanian said DevOps Guru for RDS is powered by machine learning models that have been trained on years of RDS operational data. He added that the service can automatically identify and analyze a wide range of potential issues such as resource conflict and unoptimized data queries.

Optimizing Cloud Databases on AWS with New Service Instances

With Amazon RDS Custom, Sivasubramanian said AWS provides organizations with a managed database service for applications that require customization of the database and underlying operating system.

Amazon RDS Custom was originally released in October 2021, with support for Oracle databases.

AWS is now extending this support to Microsoft SQL Server.

Sivasubramanian noted that some organizations run applications on SQL Server, such as Microsoft Dynamics or Sharepoint, with specific, custom configurations. AWS’s goal with Amazon RDS Custom is to help organizations migrate custom database configurations to the cloud, he said.

Sivasubramanian also used his keynote to preview the new AWS Database Migration Service Fleet Advisor.

AWS has already had the Database Migration Service on the market for five years as a service to help users move from on-premises to cloud databases.

To date, DMS has been a service to help migrate one database at a time. The new Fleet Advisor evolves the service, providing an approach for organizations to automate the migration of a database fleet.

“It’s going to make it much easier for you to modernize your data infrastructure with powerful, purpose-built, relational databases,” Sivasubramanian said.