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A Quick Walkthrough of AWS Database Migration Service

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a cloud service that simplifies the conversion of relational databases, data warehouses, NoSQL databases, and other forms of data storage. AWS DMS can be used to move data into or out of the AWS Cloud, as well as between cloud and on-premises settings.

To keep sources and goals in sync, AWS DMS allows you to make one-time migrations as well as replicate existing modifications. If you want to transfer to a different database engine, you can use the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to convert your database schema to the software platform. The data is subsequently moved using AWS DMS.

Benefits of AWS Database Migration Service

  • AWS DMS supports most major DBMS engines as source databases. AWS DMS also supports a variety of target database engines. As a result, migration is feasible from any supported source database to any supported target database.
  • AWS DMS manages the migration server’s infrastructure automatically, monitoring hardware and software performance, reporting errors, and updating software.
  • Among the many destinations that AWS DMS supports are Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Amazon Redshift, SAP ASE, Amazon S3, and Amazon DynamoDB.
  • With automated failover, AWS DMS provides comfort. In the event that the primary replication server fails, a backup replication server steps in to take over and does so with little to no service disruption.
  • Lastly, AWS DMS assures that the migration operation is extremely safe. The AWS key management service encrypts all data at rest. Secure Socket Layers (SSL) encrypt data in flight during migration from the source to the destination database.

In essence, with Amazon DMS, you may migrate data from virtually any of the well-known commercial or open-source databases as sources to any supported target engines.

The source database is fully operational throughout an AWS DMS migration, therefore downtime is not necessary. This is a significant benefit for large or mid-sized enterprises, for whom downtime may be quite critical. Are you looking for an AWS DMS services provider? Want to know more about AWS DMS service? Contact our expert professionals to know more.