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DAS: Safeguard Your Database and Meet Compliance and Regulatory Requirements | S02EP24 | Lets Talk About Data Show

DAS: Safeguard Your Database and Meet Compliance and Regulatory Requirements | S02EP24 | Lets Talk About Data Show

In this Twitch session, we talk about Database Activity Stream (DAS) and learn how to setup DAS in Amazon RDS and visualize it on Amazon OpenSearch.

Lydia Ray
Amazon Employee
Published Jun 19, 2024
This episode of Let's Talk About Data was about Database Activity Stream (DAS) for Amazon RDS. Lydia and Ibrahim talked about how DAS lets you audit and secure RDS databases. It streams database activity logs in near real-time from Amazon RDS to Kinesis Data Stream, then AWS Lambda pulls data from Kinesis Data Stream and ingest those into Amazon OpenSearch. It is also equipped with feature that could prevents anyone from changing the audit logs policies. By doing so, it gives an unchangeable source of truth. They showed how to set up DAS for an Oracle RDS instance, encrypt the stream with KMS, and send data to Amazon OpenSearch to analyze and visualize. Key benefits of DAS are it's easy to use, secure, and meets compliance rules.
Some of the key highlights are:
  • DAS streams database activity logs very quickly to a Kinesis data stream for security and auditing.
  • You can locked audit policy editing to stops anyone, even privileged users, from changing the audit logs policies.
  • DAS works for Amazon RDS for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
  • You can integrate with OpenSearch to build dashboard for monitoring and analyzing data.
  • DAS helps you to meets compliance rules for unchangeable audit logs for your databases on RDS.
  • DAS simplify the solutions for securing and auditing databases.
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Hosts of the show 🎤
Lydia Ray - Sr Analytics Solutions Architect @ AWS
Guests 🎤
Ibrahim Emara - RDS Specialist Solutions Architect @ AWS

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