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The 4 Types of NoSQL Databases You Need to Know

With the modern big data revolution, NoSQL databases have become widely popular. Their scalability and support of unstructured data is appealing to developers seeking solutions outside the traditional structures found in relational databases. And with cloud service providers such as Amazon and Azure introducing their own NoSQL database solutions to the market, it’s no wonder that this approach to database design has been growing in popularity.

How to Record and Audit Amazon RDS Database Activity With Teleport

This blog is the final part of a series about secure access to Amazon RDS. In Part 1, we covered how to use OSS Teleport as an identity-aware access proxy to access Amazon RDS instances running in private subnets. Part 2 explained implementing single sign-on (SSO) for Amazon RDS access using Okta and Teleport. Part 3 showed how to configure Teleport access requests to enable just-in-time access requests for Amazon RDS access.

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4 Database Access-Control Methods to Automate

Regardless of which role a person has in an organization, they will always need access to one or more databases to be able to perform the functions of their job. Whether that person is a cashier at McDonald's or a technical account manager supporting a Fortune 500 company, data entry and retrieval is core to the services they provide.

Amazon RDS Just-in-Time (JIT) Access With Teleport and Slack

This blog is part three in a series about secure access to Amazon RDS. In Part 1, we covered how to use OSS Teleport as an identity-aware access proxy to access Amazon RDS instances running in private subnets. Part 2 explained implementing single sign-on (SSO) for Amazon RDS access using Okta and Teleport. In Part 3, we will guide you through the steps to configure privilege escalation for just-in-time access requests for Amazon RDS access.

Hunting AWS RDS security events with Sysdig

The AWS RDS service itself falls on the AWS side of the Shared Responsibility model, but the day-to-day management of the RDS security instances falls on your side. When it comes to shared responsibility, your obligation depends on the AWS services that you deploy, and also other factors including (but not limited to) the sensitivity of your data, your company’s requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

Securing Your MongoDB Database

Securing databases is a significant aspect of an organization’s infrastructure and security practices. This article explores the methodologies and steps for securing MongoDB Database, a popular non-relational, flexible, and document-oriented database. Before starting, you should understand the difference between self-hosted MongoDB and MongoDB Atlas.

How Egnyte Achieves MySQL High Availability

At Egnyte we store, analyze, organize, and secure billions of files and petabytes of data from millions of users. On average, we observe more than a million API requests per minute. These API requests are a mix of metadata operations and analytical queries. As we scale, we have to address challenges associated with balancing throughput for individual users and delivering an exceptional quality of service.

How to Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) for Amazon RDS Access

This blog is part two of a series about identity-aware access for Amazon RDS. In Part I, we covered how to use OSS Teleport to access Amazon RDS instances running in private subnets. In Part II, we will guide you through the steps to configure single sign-On (SSO) for Amazon RDS with Okta, SAML and Teleport.

Good Enough is not Enough When It Comes to Database Security

The threats facing databases today are numerous and constantly evolving as the perimeter continues to fall away in favor of multi-cloud environments. This change means organizations must adopt an in-depth, data-centric security approach that includes a program designed from the ground up to protect databases.

How to Secure Amazon RDS Access With an Identity-Aware Access Proxy

Databases are sensitive resources that need an additional layer of protection and security. Though database servers have built-in authentication and authorization mechanisms, they are not designed for cloud-based, multi-tenant access mechanisms. Managed databases such as Amazon RDS are accessed and administered by different personas with varying levels of access permissions.