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6 Benefits of Migrating to AWS Postgres

Eric Russo | | November 8, 2017

As cloud adoption soars, organizations are realizing the business benefits of database-as-a-service (DBaaS). Defined as software that allows users to provision, manage, configure and maintain databases using common abstractions, DBaaS is the fastest-growing cloud service in 2017.

Migrating to a cloud database enables organizations to outsource mundane management tasks to experts. With DBaaS, IBM writes that IT resources can be dedicated to concentrating on what’s important–innovation and development. If you’re considering Amazon Web Services (AWS) Postgres, here are six ways you could benefit from this migration.

  1. Cost Savings
    While budget is only one factor in selecting the right approach to DBaaS, using AWS RDS can enable organizations to save 30 percent over on-premises deployment. When evaluating the switch from a total cost output (TCO) perspective, true savings are likely greater when considering licensing, real estate, utilities and staffing factors.
  2. Scalability
    As the leading public cloud vendor AWS products is designed for security and scalability at a low cost. Scalability is enhanced with superior throughput and availability.
  3. On-Demand Provisioning
    The on-demand provisioning aspects of AWS and Postgres enable organizations to “pay as you go” based on capacity and use, which enable better cost projections and investment in innovation through up-front cost avoidance.
  4. Tech Roadmap
    As an open source (OS) product, Postgres is a highly flexible platform that’s been successfully deployed across many industries. With the advantage of OS, organizations can gain more freedom to perform low-cost proof-of-concept research before committing to costly deployments.
  5. Extensibility
    PostgreSQL is highly extensible and flexible for customized deployments, including the benefit of freely accessible source code to enable organizations to shape their DBaaS deployment to their needs.
  6. Flexibility
    Postgres’ unique, multi-row approach to data storage also provides a responsive framework for high-demand deployments. In addition, storing json data in Postgres has been easy to do for several versions now and provides an excellent transition to or stand-in for “big data” operations.

Conclusion: Migrating to AWS Postgres May Be Simpler Than You Think

For many organizations who are relying on an on-premises deployment of Oracle data warehouses, making the switch to Postgres via AWS can deliver broad business benefits, including cost savings, superior scalability and new technological flexibility for innovation and development. While each firm’s needs are different, a well-planned migration can support a smooth, fast transition to the cloud and immediate access to benefits.

To learn more about the standardized process for an Oracle to AWS Postgres migration, click here to download the Datavail white paper,  Database Migration Services to AWS Postgres.

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