Amazon Web Services announces enhancements to its data migration service

14 Apr
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By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

Amazon today has announced a slew of enhancements to its data migration service (DMS). The enhancement will facilitate the migration of data kept in the open-source NoSQL database MongoDB. This will allow users to port their data into AWS’s in-house DynamoDB managed NoSQL service, with a minimum of hassle.

Announcing the news, Amazon said:

AWS Database Migration Service has expanded its functionality to support migration of NoSQL databases. This gives you significant new migration options in addition to its existing relational database and data warehouse migration capabilities.

At present, direct migration service works with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, and SAP ASE databases. However, AWS has said that DMS now supports migration of NoSQL databases in general. The key word is ‘general’, since this appears to suggest that the company could (if it has not already) expand the roster of databases supported by the company’s DMS.

DMS is a pretty important part of the services Amazon offers under the AWS banner. In December last year, the company claimed that the service had facilitated as many as 16,000 migrations in 2016. Last month, he further expounded on the topic stating that the number of migrations had exceeded 22,000.

With DMS, AWS is basically encouraging users to move to its managed database that is also hosted on its platform. You can learn more on the topic by visitingt the AWS Database Migration Service product page.