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Category: AWS Database Migration Service

Key considerations for migration estimation from Amazon Database Migration Accelerator

Migrating certain workloads (application and database) to new cloud platforms can be technically challenging. AWS launched Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (Amazon DMA) to accelerate and simplify your journey to AWS databases and analytics services. Amazon DMA has assisted thousands of customers globally to migrate their workloads. In this post, we share Amazon DMA’s approach and […]

VPC endpoint considerations for upgrading or creating AWS DMS version 3.4.7 or higher

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) version 3.4.7 and above includes support for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) VPC endpoints and makes it easier to maintain end-to-end network configuration within the same AWS region for replication tasks. To learn more about VPC endpoints, refer to Connect your VPC to services using AWS PrivateLink. In […]

How AWS DMS handles open transactions when starting a full load and CDC task

For a relational database management system (RDBMS), consistency is one of the crucial properties of a transaction – it defines the rules for maintaining data points in a correct state after a transaction. The consistency of the data ensures that transactions only make changes to tables in predefined, predictable ways thereby preventing unintended consequences for […]

Build an incremental data load solution using AWS DMS checkpoints and database logs

In this post, we explain how to utilize AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) for incremental data loads without running the AWS DMS instance continuously. We demonstrate how to store the checkpoint data between each run, so that the AWS DMS task can utilize the checkpoint information and extract data from the source databases in […]

How Etleap uses AWS DMS to make data analytics pipelines easy and robust

This blog post was co-written with Archie Menzies from Etleap. You can use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) as a robust and configurable solution for change data capture (CDC) from all major databases into AWS. In this post, we discuss how Etleap integrates AWS DMS into its AWS-native ETL/ELT solution, and the usability features […]

Evaluate logical replication performance with synthetic load generation using Apache JMeter on Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL

Many customers face challenges when they have to choose the right instance size and assess the logical replication latency. When they’re using third-party replication tools like HVR, SharePlex, Oracle GoldenGate, or AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS ), it’s important to identify any networking glitches or compute resource allocation at the beginning. In this post, […]

Send alerts on custom AWS DMS errors from Amazon CloudWatch Logs

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a widely used AWS service to migrate data into the AWS Cloud from on-premises databases or within AWS databases in the cloud. For smooth migrations using AWS DMS, it’s imperative to monitor the AWS DMS resources and tasks, specifically for errors and warnings. Monitoring AWS DMS task via […]

Migrate Google Cloud for MySQL to Amazon Aurora MySQL using AWS DMS

AWS recently added Google Cloud for MySQL as a source to AWS Data Migration Service (AWS DMS) for MySQL 8.0 and newer. In this post, we demonstrate how you can migrate from Google Cloud for MySQL to Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition in an automated way and minimize downtime using AWS DMS. As of this writing, […]

Securely assess database schema migrations using AWS SCT, Amazon RDS for Oracle, and AWS Secrets Manager

Database migration is a multi-step process comprised of assess, mobilize, and modernize phases with different tools and technologies involved. You can use tools such as AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) and AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to accelerate each of these phases. An important part of AWS SCT is the report that it […]

Modernize legacy databases using event sourcing and CQRS with AWS DMS

When moving from monoliths to microservices, you often need to propagate the same data from the monolith into multiple downstream data stores. These include purpose-built databases serving microservices as part of a decomposition project, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for hydrating a data lake, or as part of a long-running command query responsibility segregation […]