9 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Amazon Aurora Database Challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


10 months ago

Final call: Submissions close Monday (11/5)!

Just a final shout-out that you have three more days left in the Amazon Aurora challenge to submit your application.

Submissions are due November 5 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


10 months ago

One week to go–the deadline is almost here!

Time’s almost up - there’s only one week left to submit your application to the Amazon Aurora hackathon.

Submissions are due November 5 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


10 months ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

It’s getting close!  There are two weeks left to submit your Amazon Aurora powered application. Submissions are due November 5, 2018 before 5pm ET. (Find out what time that is in your city)

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.) And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the quick-start guide and browse the Resources page.

Submission checklist

Before the deadline passes, make sure you run through this list:

  • Are you submitting a functioning application powered by Amazon Aurora’s…

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10 months ago

Amazon Aurora Office Hours! 10/24 and 10/31

The deadline is approaching and we know you're hard at work. Need a little help? Join Chayan, Brian, and Yoav from the Amazon Aurora team to get your questions answered:

When: October 24th & October 31st @ 3:30pm EST

Where: The competition Slack channel in the room #officehours

If you can't make it but you have questions, please post them in the #officehours room and we will ask the team to answer them during the sessions.

 


10 months ago

Best practices for migrating RDS for MySQL databases to Amazon Aurora

There are three weeks remaining in the Amazon Aurora challenge. Submissions are due November 5, 2018 before 5pm ET. Be sure to get started on your submission and remember, once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Best practices for migrating RDS for MySQL databases to Amazon Aurora

MySQL is the most popular open-source database in the world. However, many customers find that the undifferentiated heavy lifting of backups, high availability, and scaling of MySQL databases to be complex, time-consuming, or both.

This is one of…

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11 months ago

Deadline Reminder: Four Weeks to Go + Bonus Tech Tip

There’s one month remaining in Amazon Aurora Hackathon! Submissions are due November 5 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission…

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11 months ago

Amazon Aurora with MySQL: Plan and optimize compatibility for consolidated workloads

Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility is a popular choice for customers looking to consolidate database workloads. Aurora MySQL is a relational database engine that combines the speed and reliability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases. It also delivers up to five times the throughput of the standard MySQL community edition.

Check out this blog post, which provides some guidance to help you optimize Amazon Aurora for large consolidated database workloads, and answers common questions, such as “How much can I consolidate?” and “How big can my dataset get?” Although these questions are simple, they…

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11 months ago

You’re Halfway There - Keep Going!

Hackathon Halfway Point

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


11 months ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?

Aurora Serverless is on-demand, auto-scaling, serverless Aurora. You don’t have to think about instances or scaling and you pay only for what you use.

Listen to the Podcast "Aurora Serverless MySQL Generally Available" announcing the new capability and navigating through some features!

<<Click Here to Access the Podcast>>

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


11 months ago

Tech Tip: Accelerate Database Development and Testing on AWS

The cloud provides several opportunities to accelerate development and testing and build faster, more scalable database applications.

In this session, you’ll learn about several productivity-enhancing capabilities of Amazon Aurora, a MySQL- and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database. We’ll demo Aurora Serverless, which scales your database automatically to match demand; Fast Database Cloning, which makes data instantly available for application development; Backtrack, which lets you roll back your tests; and Performance Insights, which helps optimize your SQL queries.

Access the broadcast here.

Good luck and keep building!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


12 months ago

Making a great submission video

With only four weeks left, we know you’re focused on preparing your application for submission, but don't forget about your video. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges review.

Your video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear way to showcase your app and talent in a video:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain the pain point your application solves and how it is powered by Aurora
    • Within 60 seconds, viewers tend to lose interest, so use this time wisely to keep them engaged!
  • Show, don't tell. Providing…

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12 months ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?!  Aurora Serverless is an on-demand auto-scaling configuration for Aurora where the database will automatically start-up, shut down, and scale up or down capacity based on your application's needs.

Learn more about Aurora’s Serverless capabilities.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


12 months ago

Aurora Office Hours - Today at 2pm ET

Hi Everyone!

Amazon Aurora product managers are holding office hours today. 

Join us for your RDS Q&As-- August 30th @ 2pm ET -- >>REGISTER HERE<<

 


about 1 year ago

Quick-start guide

It’s time to get started with the Amazon Aurora Challenge! Once you have officially registered (if you haven’t done so already) we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition. Submissions are due November 5, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.

  1. Sign up for an AWS account. If you don’t have an AWS account yet, sign up for one (free trials for 12 months!).
  2. Get set up right. Request $100 in Amazon Aurora database credits.
  3. Review the rules. Thoroughly read the competition rules to ensure your submission complies.
  4. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields…

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