Why Should I Migrate My Database to AWS?
Organizations today are facing a variety of database-related challenges. Data is growing at an exponential rate, making on-premises infrastructure difficult and costly to scale. You are concerned about vendor lock-in, plus the time, manpower, and expense it requires to migrate to the cloud. By leveraging AWS solutions to migrate your database, your organization can leverage managed database services, like Amazon Aurora and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). These solutions provide flexible, scalable managed database services that will reduce operational overhead allowing your teams to focus on developing new applications and leveraging analytics capabilities on the cloud. Migrating your database to AWS:
Managed Database Services on AWS
AWS offers managed database services in the form of Amazon RDS, a scalable, easy to set up relational database that can leverage any of seven familiar database engines, including Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL), Amazon Aurora (MySQL), PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft® SQL Server. Amazon Aurora is a secure, high performance, and highly available MySQLand PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engine. Amazon Aurora is fully managed and is designed to provide up to five times better performance than MySQL and three times the performance of PostgreSQL with the security, availability, and reliability of a commercial database, but at one-tenth the cost. Amazon RDS provides administration for Amazon Aurora by handling routine database tasks like provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection, and repair.Click the video to the right to learn more about Amazon RDS >>
Benefits of Migrating Your Database to AWS
AWS services are built on an architecture designed to enable organizations to elastically scale their database’s compute and storage resources quickly, helping them quickly ingest large volumes of data into their database. Organizations can also launch one or more Read Replicas to offload read traffic from your primary database instance.
Amazon RDS enables you to run your database instances in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), logically isolating your database and enabling you to connect your existing IT infrastructure via an encrypted VPN. Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS enable you to encrypt data at rest and in-transit, and integrate with identity management systems to control access to your data.
Jelecos help you use AWS services in the right way to create a highly available architecture for your databases. Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS run on the same highly available and secure infrastructure and Availability Zones as other AWS services.
Both Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS are easy to use, fully managed database services. Managed database services offered by AWS are designed to reduce the amount of time developers and database architects need to spend provisioning and maintaining databases. Since AWS handles the maintenance, including installing software, patching, and upgrading infrastructure, your developers and database architects can shift their focus to projects that provide additional value for your organization, by developing new applications and advanced analytics.
AWS database services are compatible with a wide variety of database engines. This delivers not only a wide degree of functionality but helps avoid lock-in, enabling organizations to be flexible with their database solutions.
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