AWS Database Migration Service Valuable Features
Digital Services & Engagement Senior Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
In selected or traditional databases on-premise, the backup and maintenance are very difficult. If you are maintaining a complete platform, like a Linux platform, you will need to apply some regular DB patches, so things are very difficult here. But in AWS RDS, there are many databases available for which the maintenance will be taken care of by the AWS team and different scalable databases also available. For example, currently we are using other database subscriptions which are very useful for my applications. Earlier we had Oracle Streams but we migrated to Aurora.
The process is now simplified because there won't be maintenance. Usually we can take a snapshot of the number I need. We can automate the backup snapshots and we can restore it very quickly. We get many benefits from the application. For example, day to day, there are developers trying to run SQL scripts which will cause problems in the database. So instead of troubleshooting, I can simply roll back to the existing set so that they can work easily. The support that I get for my project and the deadline to release one new feature will usually take three to four months on on-premise. Now, since I have migrated to AWS, I can finish it in one or two months.View full review »
The tools are very user-friendly. You can have instances or replications instances from the databases with two or more clicks. The console is also very user-friendly, and it's very easy to create new instances for migration purposes.View full review »
Consultant Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I find the DNS services to be the most valuable feature.View full review »
Net Full-Stack developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
It's pretty useful when we need to migrate something big from a different type of database that AWS Data Migration Services supports. But it's more convenient to use Glue if we're dealing with a regular data load, like migrating a table.View full review »
The solution's most valuable feature is its warning of the costs of the migration.
As the solution is on the cloud, we don't have to worry about the maintenance of software.
The administrative aspects of the solution are very good. When we need to, we can increase our speed.