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Category: Migration & Transfer Services

Speed up database migration by using AWS DMS with parallel load and filter options

Some migrations might take a long time because they have large tables. However, AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) features such as parallel load and filters might be able to help speed up this process. AWS DMS is a data migration service that has robust features for supporting both homogenous and heterogeneous database migrations. AWS […]

AWS DMS key troubleshooting metrics and performance enhancers

In this post, we discuss AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and how you can use Amazon CloudWatch and logs to monitor the performance and health of a replication task. Additionally, we discuss how to set up CloudWatch Alarms for an AWS DMS task as well as instance related metrics that we configure to receive […]

Migrate Oracle database to Amazon RDS for Oracle over a database link for space savings and reclamation

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for Oracle is a fully managed commercial database that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale an Oracle database in the cloud. One of its features is storage auto scaling, which allows the database storage to grow automatically, as needed, up to the maximum capacity (64 TiB) […]

Achieve transaction consistency on your target database when using multiple tasks with AWS DMS replication

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is used for multiple reasons, including migrating from on premises to AWS, migrating from Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), continuous replication from Amazon RDS to Amazon RDS, and continuous replication from Amazon RDS to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). When […]

Back up an AWS DMS task using the AWS CLI and a JSON processor

In this post, we demonstrate how to use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) and jq (a JSON processor) to back up AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) task settings and other artifacts to a file. This backup file could be modified (if required) and reused to setup a new AWS DMS task. One […]

Deploy AWS DMS in a multi-tiered secure network using an Nginx proxy server

This is a guest post by Hemalatha Katari, Solution Architect at Accenture, in partnership with AWS Partner Solutions Architect Rohit Satyanarayana. In this post, we discuss how to use AWS Data Migration Service (AWS DMS) to migrate your database while maintaining strict network segregation and network security requirements. We recently used this solution with a […]

Dynamically modify AWS DMS endpoints for flexible intermittent data migrations to AWS

AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) is a cloud service that makes it easy to migrate relational databases, data warehouses, NoSQL databases, and other types of data stores. You can use AWS DMS to migrate your data to the AWS Cloud or between combinations of cloud and on-premises setups. With AWS DMS, you can perform […]

Build a solution for data migration between on-premises and Amazon Aurora databases hosted in isolated VPCs using AWS DMS

Many customers migrating their on-premises database workloads to the AWS Cloud select AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) as their tool of choice to quickly migrate databases. AWS DMS is a service that supports homogeneous and heterogeneous migrations between different database platforms. Although setup and configuration of AWS DMS is very straightforward, selecting the right […]

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 […]

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 […]