White Paper

Making the Move to AWS

Case Studies and Best Practices for Migrating Databases to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Making the Move to AWS

Many businesses are considering moving their databases along with their applications to the cloud. They are attracted by reports of substantial cost savings from variable compute charges, reduced maintenance requirements, ease of scaling up or down, simplicity of backups, and the ability to trade in-house CapEx charges for OpEx costs.

This white paper reports on the experience of businesses, large and small, in a variety of industries, in moving their
databases to Amazon Web Services (AWS). We will begin by exploring the differences between Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Then we’ll follow Datavail DBAs as they assist a variety of clients with assessment to migration, configuration, replication, monitoring, and tuning. Each of these processes is illustrated with an actual case history drawn from customer service evaluations. If you are considering moving databases to AWS, we think you’ll find this Datavail white paper to be a helpfulguide to the process of migrating your database environment to the cloud.