Set-up, operate, and scale your databases on the cloud

Why should businesses consider database migration to AWS?

With data growing exponentially, organizations are struggling with on-premises infrastructure as it is difficult and costly to scale. Additionally, processes like vendor lock-ins, time taken for migration, workforce requirements, and expenses needed to migrate to the cloud can make database migrations a hassling process.


By leveraging AWS solutions to migrate your database, your business can leverage managed database services, like Amazon Aurora and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). These solutions provide flexible, scalable managed database services that will cut operational overheads while allowing teams to focus on developing new applications and leveraging analytics capabilities on the cloud.

Why should businesses consider AWS DMS?

Benefits of migrating databases to AWS

Simple to use

You can begin your database migration with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. Once started, DMS manages all the complexities of the migration process.

Minimal downtime

AWS Database Migration Service helps businesses migrate databases to AWS with almost no downtime. Post-migration, teams can switch databases whenever it suits them.

Supports widely used databases

AWS DMS can migrate data to and from the most widely used commercial and open-source databases. It supports database-agnostic, homogeneous, and heterogeneous migrations.

Low cost

AWS Migration Service is low-cost, meaning businesses pay only for what compute resources they use during the migration process and any additional log storage.

On-going replication

Ongoing replication tasks will keep the source and target databases in sync — the task will continuously apply source changes to the target, all with minimal latency.


AWS Database Migration continually monitors source and target databases, network connectivity, and replication instances. Upon interruption, it automatically restarts the process and continues the migration from where it paused.

How it works

AWS offers managed database services in the form of Amazon RDS, a scalable, easy-to-set-up relational database that can use any familiar database engine, including
Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL), Amazon Aurora (MySQL), PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft® SQL Server.


Amazon Aurora is a secure, high-performance, and highly available MySQLand PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engine. As a fully-managed solution, it provides up to five times better performance than MySQL and three times the performance of PostgreSQL with the security, availability, and reliability of a commercial database but at one-tenth the cost.


Amazon RDS provides administration for Amazon Aurora by handling routine database tasks like provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection, and repair.

Click the video to the right to learn more about Amazon RDS