Posted On: Dec 20, 2018

UPDATE July 2020: We’re not currently providing the AWS Workload Qualification Framework (AWS WQF) tool for download. If you need help with assessing a migration to AWS with WQF, we recommend opening a support ticket. We can engage with you directly to help make the process work for you.

As always, if you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Today, we are launching the Workload Qualification Framework (WQF) as part of AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to help you assess and plan your database migrations to AWS databases.

WQF uses AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to collect information to model existing Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server database workloads and provides instructions to convert them to an AWS database. It identifies the complexity of the migration by analyzing database schemas and code objects, application code, dependencies, performance characteristics among other inputs. WQF can conduct a fleet-wide analysis of your entire database portfolio and help categorize migrations based on complexity and workload, so you're fully informed about the potential effort to migrate them into AWS.

WQF automatically generates the following reports:

• Workload assessment based on the complexity, size, and technology used
• Recommendations on migration strategies to migrate to Amazon RDS or Amazon Aurora
• Actionable feedback and step-by-step instructions for migrations
• Assessment of the migration effort required based on team size and member roles

WQF comes in a packaged Windows AMI and is available for use via the AWS Marketplace. You can find region availability, supported instance classes, pricing and WQF documentation via the AWS Marketplace page.