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​Amazon opens migration service doors as over 1,000 new databases move to AWS

​Amazon opens migration service doors as over 1,000 new databases move to AWS

AWS Database Migration Service is now available to all customers worldwide.

The AWS Database Migration Service is now available to all customers worldwide, with over 1,000 databases migrated onto Amazon Web Services since January 1, 2016.

As a fully managed service, the AWS Database Migration Service allows customers to migrate production Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases from on-premise data centres to AWS.

Since the turn of the year, customers, including global enterprises and startups from a range of industries, used the AWS Database Migration Service preview to move more than 1,000 databases to the AWS Cloud.

“Hundreds of customers moved more than a thousand of their on-premises databases to Amazon Aurora, other Amazon RDS engines, or databases running on Amazon EC2 during the preview of the AWS Database Migration Service,” says Hal Berenson, Vice President, Relational Database Services, AWS.

“Customers repeatedly told us they wanted help moving their on-premises databases to AWS, and also moving to more open database engine options, but the response to the AWS Database Migration Service has been even stronger than we expected.

“In the preview, one-third of the database migrations used the AWS Database Migration Service to not only move databases to the AWS Cloud, but also to switch database engines in the process.”

Berenson says customers migrating their databases to the cloud have traditionally faced a difficult choice: either take their database out of service while they copy the data (losing revenue and traffic in the process), or purchase migration tools that typically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“The AWS Database Migration Service solves this problem by reducing the complexity, cost, and downtime of database migration,” he claims.

Global travel company Expedia is currently in the process of migrating some databases to Amazon Aurora.

“The ease by which we can do this using the AWS Database Migration Service has simplified this process for us and enabled us to accelerate our migration efforts,” says Kuldeep Chowhan, Principal Engineer, Expedia.

“The ability to closely monitor the process, the detailed logging feature, and the support we received from AWS have given us a great deal of confidence in a successful migration.”

Customers can access the AWS Database Migration Service using the AWS Management Console with the AWS Database Migration Service available in Sydney.

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