Posted On: Oct 7, 2015

The AWS Database Migration Service makes it easy for customers to migrate production databases to AWS with minimal downtime. You can keep your applications running while you are migrating your database and the AWS Database Migration Service ensures that data changes to the source database that occur during and after the migration are continuously replicated to the target. Migration tasks can be setup in minutes in the AWS Management Console. The AWS Database Migration Service can migrate your data to and from all widely used database platforms, such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, and MariaDB. The service supports homogenous migrations such as Oracle to Oracle, as well as heterogeneous migrations between different database platforms, such as Oracle to Amazon Aurora or SQL Server to MySQL. The AWS Database Migration service can be used to perform one-time migrations, or can maintain continuous replication between databases without a customer having to install or configure any complex software.

The AWS Schema Conversion Tool, a feature of the AWS Database Migration Service, ports database schemas and stored procedures from one database platform to another, so customers can move their applications from Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora, MySQL, MariaDB, and soon PostgreSQL.

Pricing for AWS Database Migration Service is low cost. You can migrate a 1TB database from on-premises to AWS for as little as $3. The AWS Schema Conversion Tool can be downloaded to your desktop and its usage is free.

The AWS Database Migration Service is now in preview in US East (N. Virginia) region. Customers can sign up for Preview today and their accounts will be whitelisted as capacity becomes available. The AWS Schema Conversion Tool is available immediately for download after sign up.