AWS Database Blog

Category: Migration & Transfer Services

Architect a disaster recovery for SQL Server on AWS: Part 4

In this series of posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4) , we compare and contrast the disaster recovery (DR) solutions available for SQL Server on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and help you understand the nature of these trade-offs, and the cost and complexity of implementing DR for SQL Server […]

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AWS named a Leader in new 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems

Industry analyst firm Gartner has published a new report, the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems, naming AWS as a Leader and placing AWS highest among the 16 vendors evaluated for “Ability to Execute.” We’re proud to be recognized by Gartner as a Leader for several consecutive years in both the database and analytics […]

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Streaming data to Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka using AWS DMS

AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) announced support of Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) and self-managed Apache Kafka clusters as target. With AWS DMS you can replicate ongoing changes from any DMS supported sources such as Amazon Aurora (MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible), Oracle, and SQL Server to Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) and self-managed Apache Kafka clusters.
In this post, we use an e-commerce use case and set up the entire pipeline with the order data being persisted in an Aurora MySQL database. We use AWS DMS to load and replicate this data to Amazon MSK. We then use the data to generate a live graph on our dashboard application.

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Introducing the Amazon Database Migration Accelerator

Today, we announce the launch of Amazon Database Migration Accelerator (DMA). Amazon DMA brings together AWS Database Migration Service (DMS), AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT), and AWS database migration experts to help customers migrate away from traditional commercial databases at fixed prices. At launch, we offer Amazon DMA to customers migrating from Oracle and SQL […]

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Automate AWS CloudFormation template creation for AWS DMS tasks

Expanding on the earlier post, Create AWS CloudFormation templates for AWS DMS tasks using Microsoft Excel, this post highlights an enhanced feature of the same tool that can speed database migration. To demonstrate this feature, we present a small command line tool written in Python. The tool takes a CSV file containing the names of […]

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Transform data with AWS DMS version 3.1.3

AWS now supports new data transformation capabilities in the latest AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) version 3.1.3. You can change schema, table, and column names; specify individual tablespace names for Oracle targets; and update a table’s primary and unique key on any target. DMS version 3.1.3 supports the following new data transformation capabilities: Explicit table […]

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Scale Amazon OpenSearch Service for AWS Database Migration Service migrations

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. A common pattern for web application architecture includes a database for application data coupled with a search engine for searching that data. Many relational and even nonrelational databases offer rudimentary search capabilities. However, search engines add true, complex, natural-language search […]

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AWS Database Migration Service improves migration speeds by adding support for parallel full load and new LOB migration mechanisms

We’re happy to introduce AWS DMS replication engine version 3.1.2. The new version includes a better UX and performance improvements that were requested by many customers. We listened and delivered on our promise to make DMS better. In this blog post, I’ll cover few key new features. For the entire list, see the AWS DMS […]

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Introducing Amazon OpenSearch Service as a target in AWS Database Migration Service

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. We’re excited to announce the addition of a new target in AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS)—Amazon Elasticsearch Service. You can now migrate data to Amazon Elasticsearch Service from all AWS DMS–supported sources. With support for this new target, you […]

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