Migrate from MongoDB to Amazon DocumentDB

Introduction

In this lesson, you migrate a self-managed MongoDB database to a fully managed database on Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility). First, you learn the benefits of using Amazon DocumentDB as your nonrelational database. Then you work through the steps to migrate an existing MongoDB database to Amazon DocumentDB. At the end of this lesson, you should feel confident in your ability to migrate an existing database to Amazon DocumentDB.

Time to complete: 30–45 minutes

Move to Managed Databases - Migrate from MongoDB to Amazon DocumentDB (19:36)
Why use Amazon DocumentDB?

Amazon DocumentDB is a fully managed document database service. It is compatible with the open-source MongoDB 3.6 API and enables you to easily migrate from a self-managed database.

With Amazon DocumentDB, your database is managed by Amazon Web Services (AWS), leaving your team free to focus on innovation. Amazon DocumentDB handles cluster scaling, instance failover, data backups, and software updates. Rely on the efficiencies of the AWS Cloud to use a faster, cheaper, and more reliable database option.

Lesson contents

In this lesson, you learn how to migrate a self-managed MongoDB database to a fully managed database on Amazon DocumentDB. This lesson has five steps.

In this lesson, you migrated an existing MongoDB database to a fully managed document database in Amazon DocumentDB using AWS DMS. By using Amazon DocumentDB, you can free your developers to focus on innovation that is core to your business. And by using AWS DMS, you can automate the delicate task of migrating data to a new database.