Database Migrations

More than 200,000 databases migrated to AWS

Save time and cost by migrating to fully managed databases

Managing databases to run at scale with high availability and reliability is difficult, time consuming and expensive. Explore the AWS portfolio of fully managed, high performance, and cost effective databases and learn about migrating to the AWS cloud.


Performance at scale

AWS purpose-built database solutions are designed for fast, interactive query performance at any scale. Experience 3-5x the performance vs popular alternatives with capabilities to support over 20 million requests per second.

Fully managed

Our fully managed services allow you to break free from the complexities of database and data warehouse administration. Serverless capabilities automatically scale throughput up or down based on demand.

Cost effective

Amazon database solutions provide the security, availability, and reliability of commercial-grade databases at 1/10th the cost of commercial databases.


Amazon databases are built for business critical workloads. Build scalable, reliable, and secure enterprise applications while your data is safeguarded behind the AWS infrastructure in highly secure data centers.

How it works

Databases can be difficult and time-consuming to manage in production. AWS database solutions make it easy to migrate and deploy in the cloud with performance, scalability, and availability.
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Migration tools

Amazon Database Migraton Service (DMS)

With more than 200,000 database migrations to date, Amazon DMS enables customers to quickly and securely migrate their databases to AWS.

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Schema Conversion Tool (SCT)

Make heterogeneous database migrations predictable by automatically converting the source database schema and a majority of the database code objects.

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Database Freedom Program

Free your teams from the time-consuming and undifferentiated heavy lifting of database administration so they can spend more time on value-added and application-centric work.

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Common migration use cases

Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora

Migrate your commercial engines to Amazon Aurora; a fully managed, MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database built for the cloud, which combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial-grade databases at 1/10th the cost.

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Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon RDS

Move your self-managed relational databases to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon RDS is a managed relational database service with six popular database engines to choose from including Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB as well as Amazon Aurora. RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud with just a few clicks. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks such as hardware provisioning, database setup, patching and backups.

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Cassandra to Amazon DynamoDB

Migrate your self-managed Cassandra tables to a serverless Amazon DynamoDB which offers a fully managed, multi-region, multi-master database that provides consistent single-digit millisecond latency, and offers built-in security, backup and restore, and in-memory caching. DynamoDB automatically scales throughput up or down, continuously backs up your data for protection, and gives your globally distributed applications fast access to local data by replicating tables across multiple AWS Regions.

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MongoDB to DocumentDB

Move your self-managed MongoDB tables to Amazon DocumentDB; a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. DocumentDB is designed from the ground-up to give you the performance, scalability, and availability you need when operating mission-critical MongoDB workloads at scale.

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Netezza and Teradata to Amazon Redshift

Modernize your data warehouse solution by migrating to Amazon Redshift. Amazon Redshift is a fast, scalable data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data across your data warehouse and data lake. Redshift delivers ten times faster performance than other data warehouses. You can setup and deploy a new data warehouse in minutes, and run queries across petabytes of data in your Redshift data warehouse, and exabytes of data in your data lake built on Amazon S3.

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Migration customers

More organizations run their databases and data warehouses on AWS than any other cloud service. Customers like NASDAQ, Verizon, TIBCO, Expedia, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Snapchat, and Tinder run their business critical database workloads on AWS.

AWS Blog
Learn how migrated more than 7K Oracle databases to AWS Purpose-Built Databases
by Jeff Barr | on 15 OCT 2019

Certified partners from the AWS Partner Network can help you with migrating you databases & data warehouses to AWS. AWS partners offer a wide range of migration services and use proven best practices and resources, to provide migration support that reduces the time and barriers of moving your databases and data warehouses to the cloud. Learn more »


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